Family Diplomystidae - Velvet catfishes
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 2 | Species : 6 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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These catfishes occur in southern South America, Chile and Argentina. Maxilla well developed. Teeth on maxilla. Lagenar otolith equal in size to or larger than the utricular otolith. Barbels present on maxilla. Dorsal fin with spine and 6-7 soft rays; anal fin with 9-12 principal rays; adipose fin present; pectoral fins with spine; caudal fin with 18 principal rays. Maximum length 28 cm. Common name for this family encoded from Ref. 58010.
  Etymology
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Greek, diploos = double + Greek, mys = músculo ( Ref. 45335).
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | Otophysa | Characiphysae | Siluriformes | Diplomystoidei | Diplomystidae

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

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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.

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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 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Diplomystes chilensis (Molina, 1782)
acceptedseniornew
Silurus chilensis Molina, 1782
synonymseniororiginal1
Arius papillosus Valenciennes, 1840
synonymjuniororiginal1
Diplomystes papillosus (Valenciennes, 1840)
synonymjuniornew
! Arius cacharioides Leybold, 1859
synonymjuniororiginal2
Arius carcharioides Leybold, 1859
synonymjuniororiginal
Arius micropterus Philippi, 1866
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Arius squalus Philippi, 1866
synonymjuniororiginal1
Arius synodon Philippi, 1866
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Arius villosus Philippi, 1866
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Olivaichthys viedmensis (MacDonagh, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
Diplomystes viedmensis MacDonagh, 1931
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Olivaichthys cuyanus (Ringuelet, 1965)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Diplomystes cuyanus Ringuelet, 1965
synonymseniorchange in rank
Olivaichthys mesembrinus (Ringuelet, 1982)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Diplomystes mesembrinus Ringuelet, 1982
synonymseniorchange in rank
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