Family Chaenopsidae - Pike-, tube- and flagblennies
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 14 | Species : 96 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
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upper   Tertiary   upper   Miocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: North and South America, tropical. Body compressed; usually elongated to anguilliform in Chaenopsis. Scaleless. Lateral line absent, or not more than 3 pores behind operculum. Maxilla hidden from external view. Dorsal fin much higher anteriorly in some species. Spines in dorsal fin 17-28; soft rays 10-38; total dorsal fin rays 29-57. Spines in anal fin 2: soft rays 19-38. Pectoral fin rays 12-15. Caudal fin separate or joined to dorsal and anal fins in varying degrees. Nape without cirri. With or without orbital and nasal cirri. Head rough, often with spines. About 16 cm maximum length; most much smaller. Symbiosis between a chaenopsid and a stony coral has been reported from the Caribbean. Most dwell in abandoned invertebrate tubes and feed on small crustaceans. Assumed to guard eggs in their tubes (Ref. 7463). Distinguished in having a relatively long palatine compared to the length of the vomer; rather than proximal, the post-temporal ventral arm is free from the neurocranium; the posterior portion of the lateral line lacking embedded, tubed scales; long upper jaw in both sexes, surpassing the posterior margin of the orbit; the insertion of the hyomandibula on the neurocranium is shifted posteriorly away from the orbit; the sphenotic bearing a small lateral spine; dorsal arm of the scapula reduced and free from the cleithrum (except Mccoskerichthys and at least one species of Neoclinus); unbranched caudal-fin rays (Ref. 94100).
  Etymology
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Greek, chaino = with the mouth open + Greek, ops = similar to ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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guarders
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Ovalentaria | Blenniimorphae | Blenniiformes | Blennioidei | Chaenopsidae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Chaenopsidae as currently in FishBase

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This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal1
Chaenopsis alepidota (Gilbert, 1890)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
Lucioblennius lucius Osburn & Nichols, 1916
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chaenopsis coheni Böhlke, 1957
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chaenopsis deltarrhis Böhlke, 1957
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chaenopsis schmitti Böhlke, 1957
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chaenopsis limbaughi Robins & Randall, 1965
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chaenopsis resh Robins & Randall, 1965
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chaenopsis stephensi Robins & Randall, 1965
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chaenopsis roseola Hastings & Shipp, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chaenopsis megalops Smith-Vaniz, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Neoclinus satiricus Girard, 1859
synonymjuniororiginal2
Neoclinus bryope (Jordan & Snyder, 1902)
acceptedseniornew
Zacalles bryope Jordan & Snyder, 1902
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Neoclinus nudus Stephens & Springer, 1971
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Neoclinus chihiroe Fukao, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal2
Neoclinus okazakii Fukao, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal2
Neoclinus monogrammus Murase, Aizawa & Sunobe, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal2
Neoclinus nudiceps Murase, Aizawa & Sunobe, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria nivipes Jordan & Gilbert, 1883
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria guttata Ginsburg, 1942
synonymjuniororiginal2
Emblemaria hypacanthus (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)
acceptedseniornew
Psednoblennius hypacanthus Jenkins & Evermann, 1889
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Emblemaria atlantica Jordan & Evermann, 1898
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria markii Mowbray, 1912
synonymjuniororiginal2
Emblemaria pandionis Evermann & Marsh, 1900
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria hudsoni Evermann & Radcliffe, 1917
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria tortugae Hildebrand, 1946
synonymjuniororiginal2
Emblemaria piratica Ginsburg, 1942
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria piratula Ginsburg & Reid, 1942
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria walkeri Stephens, 1963
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria biocellata Stephens, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria caldwelli Stephens, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria culmenis Stephens, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria diphyodontis Stephens & Cervigón, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria hyltoni Johnson & Greenfield, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria caycedoi Acero P., 1984
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria vitta Williams, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria australis Ramos, Rocha & Rocha, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemaria sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniororiginal
Stathmonotus corallicola Beebe & Tee-Van, 1928
synonymjuniororiginal2
Stathmonotus stahli (Evermann & Marsh, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Auchenistius stahli Evermann & Marsh, 1899
synonymseniororiginal2
Histioclinus veliger Metzelaar, 1919
synonymjuniororiginal2
Stathmonotus tekla Nichols, 1910
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymjuniorchange in rank
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Stathmonotus culebrae Seale, 1940
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Stathmonotus lugubris Böhlke, 1953
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Coralliozetus cardonae Evermann & Marsh, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chaenopsis cardonae (Evermann & Marsh, 1899)
synonymseniornew
Coralliozetus micropes (Beebe & Tee-Van, 1938)
acceptedseniornew
Emblemaria micropes Beebe & Tee-Van, 1938
synonymseniororiginal2
Coralliozetus angelicus (Böhlke & Mead, 1957)
acceptedseniornew
Emblemaria angelica Böhlke & Mead, 1957
synonymseniororiginal2
Coralliozetus angelica (Böhlke & Mead, 1957)
synonymseniornew
Coralliozetus boehlkei Stephens, 1963
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Coralliozetus springeri Stephens & Johnson, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria spinosa Metzelaar, 1919
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria variegata Beebe & Tee-Van, 1928
synonymjuniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria aspera (Longley, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Paremblemaria aspera Longley, 1927
synonymseniororiginal2
! Acanthemblemaria asper (Longley, 1927)
synonymseniornew
Acanthemblemaria arborescens Beebe & Tee-Van, 1928
synonymjuniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria hancocki Myers & Reid, 1936
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria crockeri Beebe & Tee-Van, 1938
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria cubana Garrido & Varela, 2008
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria castroi Stephens & Hobson, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria betinensis Smith-Vaniz & Palacio, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria greenfieldi Smith-Vaniz & Palacio, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria medusa Smith-Vaniz & Palacio, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria stephensi Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1988
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria paula Johnson & Brothers, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria johnsoni Almany & Baldwin, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria atrata Hastings & Robertson, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria mangognatha Hastings & Robertson, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Acanthemblemaria hastingsi Lin & Galland, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal2
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chaenopsis diaphana Longley, 1927
synonymseniororiginal
Coralliozetus diaphanus (Longley, 1927)
synonymseniornew
Emblemaria diaphana (Longley, 1927)
synonymseniornew
! Chaenopsis diaphanus (Longley, 1927)
synonymseniornew
! Emblemariopsis diaphanus Longley, 1927
synonymseniororiginal
Emblemariopsis signifer (Ginsburg, 1942)
acceptedseniornew
Emblemaria signifer Ginsburg, 1942
synonymseniororiginal2
! Coralliozetus signifera (Ginsburg, 1942)
synonymseniornew
! Emblemariopsis signifera (Ginsburg, 1942)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chaenopsis bahamensis (Stephens, 1961)
synonymseniornew
Coralliozetus bahamensis (Stephens, 1961)
synonymseniornew
Emblemaria bahamensis (Stephens, 1961)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemariopsis randalli Cervigón, 1965
acceptedseniororiginal2
Coralliozetus randalli (Cervigón, 1965)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemariopsis pricei Greenfield, 1975
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemariopsis tayrona (Acero P., 1987)
acceptedseniornew
Coralliozetus tayrona Acero P., 1987
synonymseniororiginal2
Emblemariopsis ruetzleri Tyler & Tyler, 1997
acceptedseniororiginal2
Emblemariopsis ramirezi (Cervigón, 1999)
acceptedseniornew
Coralliozetus ramirezi Cervigón, 1999
synonymseniororiginal2
Emblemariopsis dianae Tyler & Hastings, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Hemiemblemaria simulus Longley & Hildebrand, 1940
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Hemiemblemaria simula Longley & Hildebrand, 1940
synonymseniororiginal
Lucayablennius zingaro (Böhlke, 1957)
acceptedseniornew
Lucaya zingaro Böhlke, 1957
synonymseniororiginal2
Ekemblemaria myersi Stephens, 1963
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ekemblemaria nigra (Meek & Hildebrand, 1928)
acceptedseniornew
Emblemaria nigra Meek & Hildebrand, 1928
synonymseniororiginal2
Ekemblemaria lira Hastings, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal2
Protemblemaria bicirrus (Hildebrand, 1946)
acceptedseniornew
Emblemaria bicirrus Hildebrand, 1946
synonymseniororiginal2
! Protemblemaria bicirris (Hildebrand, 1946)
synonymseniornew
Protemblemaria punctata Cervigón, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal2
Coralliozetus punctatus (Cervigón, 1966)
synonymseniornew
Protemblemaria perla Hastings, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal2
Mccoskerichthys sandae Rosenblatt & Stephens, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal2
Tanyemblemaria alleni Hastings, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cirriemblemaria lucasana (Stephens, 1963)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
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