Family Ephippidae - Spadefishes, batfishes and scats
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 8 | Species : 15 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
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lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific; marine, rarely brackish. Anal fin with 3 spines. Compressed laterally and deep-bodied. Mouth small; vomer or palatines toothless; comblike series of large blunt gill rakers on first epibranchial. Omnivores of algae and small invertebrates. Thought to be pelagic spawners. Juveniles of Platax species are popular and unproblematic aquarium species, but grow very fast.
  Etymology
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Latin, ephippium = that is for putting on a horse, similar in shape to a depression of the sphenoid bone; 1841 ( 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 | Percomorpharia | Ephippiformes | Ephippidae

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

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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
Ephippus orbis (Bloch, 1787)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon orbis Bloch, 1787
synonymseniororiginal1
! Ephippeus orbis (Bloch, 1787)
synonymseniornew
Ephippus goreensis Cuvier, 1831
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Ephippus faber (non Broussonnet, 1782)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ephippus gigas (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chaetodipterus faber (Broussonet, 1782)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon faber Broussonet, 1782
synonymseniororiginal1
Chaetodipterus zonatus (Girard, 1858)
acceptedseniornew
Ephippus zonatus Girard, 1858
synonymseniororiginal1
Chaetodipterus lippei Steindachner, 1895
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ephippus lippei (Steindachner, 1895)
synonymseniornew
Chaetodipterus goreensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Platax teira (Forsskål, 1775)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon teira Forsskål, 1775
synonymseniororiginal1
! Platax teria Forsskål, 1775
synonymseniororiginal
! Platax terra (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
! Platax tiera (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
Platax orbicularis (non Forsskål, 1775)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Platax pinnatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon pinnatus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal1
Platax orbicularis (Forsskål, 1775)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon orbicularis Forsskål, 1775
synonymseniororiginal1
! Platax obricularis (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
! Platax orbicularia (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
! Platax orbicularius (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Platax vespertilio (Bloch, 1787)
synonymjuniornew
Platax ehrenbergii Cuvier, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal1
Platax blochii Cuvier, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal1
Platax guttulatus Cuvier, 1831
ambiguoushomonymoriginal1
Platax pinnatus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Platax batavianus Cuvier, 1831
acceptedseniororiginal1
Platax boersii Bleeker, 1853
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Platax boersi (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Girella sarissophorus (Cantor, 1849)
synonymseniornew
Tripterodon orbis Playfair, 1867
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Tripterodon ornis Playfair, 1867
synonymseniororiginal
Parapsettus panamensis (Steindachner, 1876)
acceptedseniornew
Psettus panamensis Steindachner, 1876
synonymseniororiginal1
Zabidius novemaculeatus (McCulloch, 1916)
acceptedseniornew
Platax novemaculeatus McCulloch, 1916
synonymseniororiginal1
! Zabidius noveamaculatus (McCulloch, 1916)
synonymseniornew
! Zabidus novemaculeatus (McCulloch, 1916)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
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