Family Chiasmodontidae - Snaketooth fishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 4 | Species : 32 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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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Oceanic. Premaxilla and maxilla elongate and slender, firmly fused distally. Premaxilla with the front tip dorsally expanded and diverging to the sides. Mouth and stomach very distensible. Two separate dorsal fins, first short with 7-8 flexible spines, second long with 18 to 29 segmented rays; anal fin long with 1 spine, 17-29 segmented rays; 33-48 vertebrae (Ref. 9848). Pseudoscopelus with photophores and sometimes placed in its own family. Suggested new common name for this family from Ref. 58418.
  Etymology
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Greek, chiasma = cross + Greek, odous = tooth, teeth ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  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 | Scombrimorpharia | Scombriformes | Chiasmodontidae

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[ e.g. 9948]
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[ e.g. cephalopods]


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

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The list below must not be used as an authority reference synonymy list like those found in scientific published revisions, which must be the source to be used and cited eventually when they exist.

Rather, it reflects the current content of FishBase, and the progress with respect to synchronization with the Catalog of Fishes. However, we think it can be useful for users to assess the quality of information in FishBase, to start new work on the family, or to cross-check with other lists.

But we appreciate to be cited in publications when this list has been of any working value. In particular, for published scientific, we suggest then to cite it in the Material and Method section as a useful tool to conduct the research, but again, not as a taxonomic or nomenclatural authority reference.

Unless it is explicitly precised, the list is not complete, please search all original names published for the family in the Catalog of Fishes (genera, species), including those with uncertain or unknown status, that are not included in FishBase when they are not attached to a valid species.

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
Chiasmodon niger Johnson, 1864
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chiasmodus niger (Johnson, 1863)
synonymseniornew
Ponerodon vastator Alcock, 1890
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Chiasmodon bolangeri Osório, 1909
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chiasmodon subniger Garman, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chiasmodon braueri Weber, 1913
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chiasmodon niger (non Johnson, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
Chiasmodon lavenbergi Prokofiev, 2008
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chiasmodon niger (non Johnson, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiasmodon asper Melo, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pseudoscopelus sagamianus (non Tanaka, 1908)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pseudoscopelus spp. Not applicable
ambiguousotherother
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chiasmodon niger (non Johnson, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pseudoscopelus scriptus (non Lütken, 1892)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pseudoscopelus aphos Prokofiev & Kukuev, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pseudoscopelus astronesthidens Prokofiev & Kukuev, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pseudoscopelus australis Prokofiev & Kukuev, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pseudoscopelus albeolus Prokofiev & Kukuev, 2008
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pseudoscopelus parini Prokofiev & Kukuev, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pseudoscopelus vityazi Prokofiev & Kukuev, 2008
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pseudoscopelus bothrorrhinos Melo, Walker & Klepadlo, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pseudoscopelus lavenbergi Melo, Walker & Klepadlo, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pseudoscopelus pierbartus Spitz, Quéro & Vayne, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pseudoscopelus scriptus (non Lütken, 1892)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Dysalotus alcocki MacGilchrist, 1905
acceptedseniororiginal2
Dysalotus oligoscolus Johnson & Cohen, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal2
Dysalotus alcocki (non MacGilchrist, 1905)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Kali indica Lloyd, 1909
acceptedseniororiginal2
Kali kerberti (Weber, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
Kali normani (Parr, 1931)
synonymjuniornew
Kali macrodon (Norman, 1929)
acceptedseniornew
Dysalotus macrodon Norman, 1929
synonymseniororiginal2
Dolichodon macrodon (Norman, 1929)
synonymseniornew
Hemicyclodon macrodon (Norman, 1929)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Kali macrura (Parr, 1933)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Kali macrurus (Parr, 1933)
synonymseniornew
Kali parri Johnson & Cohen, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal2
Kali colubrina Melo, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Kali caribbaea Prokofiev, 2008
synonymjuniororiginal2
Kali falx Melo, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
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