Family Gempylidae - Snake mackerels
  Order
:
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 16 | Species : 24 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary     Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Usually found in very deep waters. Distribution: tropical and subtropical seas. Body elongate; compressed. Exposed maxilla. Usually with isolated finlets after anal and dorsal fins. Pectoral fin inserted low on body. Pelvic fins lacking or very small. Caudal fin present.
  Etymology
:
Greek, gempylos = a kind of fish ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Scombrimorpharia | Scombriformes | Gempylidae

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

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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 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
Gempylus serpens Cuvier, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal2
Muraena compressa Walbaum, 1792
synonymjuniororiginal2
Acinacea notha Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1804
synonymotheroriginal2
Gempylus notha (Bory de St. Vincent, 1804)
synonymothernew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gempylus coluber Cuvier, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Thyrsites atun (Euphrasen, 1791)
acceptedseniornew
Scomber atun Euphrasen, 1791
synonymseniororiginal2
Leionura atun (Euphrasen, 1791)
synonymseniornew
Scomber dentatus Forster, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal2
Leionura atun dentatus (Forster, 1801)
synonymjuniornew
Thyrsites chilensis Cuvier, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal2
Scomber lanceolatus Cuvier, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal2
Thyrsites altivelis Richardson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal2
Scomber dentex Forster, 1843
ambiguoushomonymoriginal2
Scomber splendens Richardson, 1843
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Ruvettus pretiosus Cocco, 1833
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Ruvettus preciosus Cocco, 1833
synonymseniororiginal
Rovetus temminckii Cantraine, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ruvettus tydemani Weber, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ruvettus pacificus Jordan & Jordan, 1922
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ruvettus delagoensis Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ruvettus whakari Griffin, 1927
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Lepidosarda retigramma Kishinouye, 1926
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Nesiarchus nasutus Johnson, 1862
acceptedseniororiginal2
Prometheus paradoxus de Brito Capello, 1867
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Bipinnula violacea (Bean, 1887)
synonymjuniornew
Escolar violaceus (Bean, 1887)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
! Thyrsitops lepidopodes (Cuvier, 1832)
synonymseniornew
Nealotus tripes Johnson, 1865
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Neolatus tripes Johnson, 1865
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Machaerope latispinus Ogilby, 1899
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Gempylus prometheus Cuvier, 1832
synonymseniororiginal2
Thyrsites prometheus (Cuvier, 1832)
synonymseniornew
! Promethychthis prometheus (Cuvier, 1832)
synonymseniornew
! Promethycthus prometeus (Cuvier, 1832)
synonymseniornew
! Promethycthus prometheus (Cuvier, 1832)
synonymseniornew
! Prometichthys prometeus (Cuvier, 1832)
synonymseniornew
! Prometichthys prometheus (Cuvier, 1832)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Dicrotus armatus G√ľnther, 1860
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Thyrsites ballieui Sauvage, 1882
synonymjuniororiginal2
Dicrotus parvipinnis Goode & Bean, 1896
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
synonymjuniororiginal2
Promethichthys solandri Jordan, Evermann & Tanaka, 1927
synonymjuniororiginal2
Rexea solandri (Cuvier, 1832)
acceptedseniornew
Gempylus solandri Cuvier, 1832
synonymseniororiginal2
Thyrsites micropus McCoy, 1873
synonymjuniororiginal2
Rexea furcifera Waite, 1911
synonymjuniororiginal2
Rexea prometheoides (Bleeker, 1856)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Jordanidia prometheoides (Bleeker, 1856)
synonymseniornew
! Rexea promethoides (Bleeker, 1856)
synonymseniornew
! Reyea prometheoides (Bleeker, 1856)
synonymseniornew
Jordanidia raptoria Snyder, 1911
synonymjuniororiginal2
Rexea solandri (non Cuvier, 1832)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Rexea bengalensis (Alcock, 1894)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Rexea antefurcata Parin, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal2
Rexea brevilineata Parin, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal2
Rexea nakamurai Parin, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal2
Rexea alisae Roberts & Stewart, 1997
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Thrysitoides marleyi Fowler, 1929
synonymseniororiginal
! Thyrisitoides marleyi Fowler, 1929
synonymseniororiginal
Mimasea taeniosoma Kamohara, 1936
synonymjuniororiginal2
Thyrsitoides jordanus Ajiad, Jafari & Mahasneh, 1987
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Benthodesmus atlanticus (non Goode & Bean, 1882)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Neoepinnula orientalis (Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924)
acceptedseniornew
Epinnula orientalis Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Paradiplospinus gracilis (non Brauer, 1906)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniornew
Lepidopus gracilis Brauer, 1906
synonymseniororiginal2
Diplospinus gracilis (Brauer, 1906)
synonymseniornew
Paradiplospinus antarcticus (non Andriashev, 1960)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Tongaichthys robustus Nakamura & Fujii, 1983
acceptedseniororiginal2
Rexichthys johnpaxtoni Parin & Astakhov, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal2
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