Family Chanidae - Milkfish
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 1 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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lower   Cretaceous    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Chiefly marine and brackish; occasionally freshwater. Distribution: Indian and tropical Pacific Oceans. Body fusiform and compressed. Mouth terminal. Upper jaw nonprotrusible. Scales cycloid. Pelvic fin with 11 or 12 rays. Dorsal fin with 13-17 rays. Anal fin with 9-11 rays. Branchiostegal rays 4. Swim bladder present. Attains a maximum length of 1.7 m, but usually to a length of 1 m. Feeds on benthic algae and invertebrates. Valued as food fish in Southeast Asia, where it is being cultured extensively in ponds. The supply of young chanids for ponds are being caught inshore.
  Etymology
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Greek, chane, -es = anchovy (Engraulis sp.) ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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active
  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 | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | Anotophysa | Gonorynchiformes | Chanoidei | Chanidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Chanidae as currently in FishBase

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The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Chanos chanos (Forsskål, 1775)
acceptedseniornew
Mugil chanos Forsskål, 1775
synonymseniororiginal2
Lutodeira chanos (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
! Channo chanos (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
! Mugile chani Forsskål, 1775
ambiguousotheroriginal
Mugil salmoneus Forster, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chanos salmoneus (Forster, 1801)
synonymjuniornew
Leuciscus salmoneus (Forster, 1801)
synonymjuniornew
Lutodeira salmonea (Forster, 1801)
synonymjuniornew
Chanos arabicus Lacepède, 1803
synonymjuniororiginal2
Lutodeira indica van Hasselt, 1823
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chanos indicus (van Hasselt, 1823)
synonymjuniornew
Cyprinus pala Cuvier, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Cyprinus palah Cuvier, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal
! Leuciscus palah (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymjuniornew
Chanos mento Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chanos chloropterus Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal2
Lutodeira chloropterus (Valenciennes, 1847)
synonymjuniornew
Chanos nuchalis Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chanos lubina Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chanos cyprinella Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chanos orientalis Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal2
Butirinus argenteus Jerdon, 1849
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chanos mossambicus (Peters, 1852)
synonymjuniornew
Chanos salmonoides Günther, 1879
ambiguousotheroriginal2
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