Family Emmelichthyidae - Rovers
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 3 | Species : 17 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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Marine. Chiefly tropical to warm temperate in the Indo-Pacific, southern Pacific, eastern Atlantic, and Caribbean Sea. Jaws highly protrusible; toothless or nearly so. Maxilla scaly, expanded distally; not covered by preorbital bone with the mouth closed. Well-developed supramaxilla. Large rostral cartilage. Dorsal fin continuous with a slight or deep notch reaching to base, or separated into spinous and soft-rayed portions with isolated short spines in between. Spines in dorsal fin 11-14; soft rays 9-12. Three spines in anal fin; soft rays 9-11. Forked caudal fin, the lobes folding in like scissors. Branchiostegal rays 7. Vertebrae 24 (10 + 14). Maximum length to 50 cm. Depth range of adults 100-400 m, usually demersal.
  Etymology
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Greek, emmeleia, -as = harmony, elegance, polish + Greek, ichthys = fish ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
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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 | Percomorpharia | Incertae | sedis | in | Percomorpharia | Emmelichthyidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Emmelichthyidae 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 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

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
acceptedseniorchange in rank
Emmelichthys nitidus Richardson, 1845
acceptedseniororiginal5
acceptedseniornew
Boxaodon cyanescens Guichenot, 1848
synonymseniororiginal5
Emmelichthys cyanescens (Guichenot, 1848)
synonymseniornew
Erythrichthys cyanescens (Guichenot, 1848)
synonymseniornew
Emmelichthys ruber (Trunov, 1976)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Emmelichthys karnellai Heemstra & Randall, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal1
Emmelichthys struhsakeri Heemstra & Randall, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Plagiogeneion rubiginosus (Hutton, 1875)
synonymseniornew
Plagiogeneion macrolepis McCulloch, 1914
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Erythrocles schlegelii (Richardson, 1846)
acceptedseniornew
Emmelichthys schlegelii Richardson, 1846
synonymseniororiginal1
! Erythrocles schlegeli (Richardson, 1846)
synonymseniornew
Erythrichthys schlegelii G√ľnther, 1859
synonymjuniororiginal2
Erythrocles scintillans (Jordan & Thompson, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Erythrichthys scintillans Jordan & Thompson, 1912
synonymseniororiginal1
Erythrocles monodi Poll & Cadenat, 1954
acceptedseniororiginal1
Erythrocles acarina Kotthaus, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal1
Erythrocles taeniatus Randall & Rivaton, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal1
Erythrocles microceps Miyahara & Okamura, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
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