Family Halosauridae - Halosaurs
  Order
:
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 3 | Species : 16 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
upper   Cretaceous    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: global. Deep sea. Teeth present in premaxilla and maxilla. Branchiostegal membranes not united; rays 9-23. Dorsal fin far anterior to anus, with 9-13 soft rays and spineless. Cavernous lateral line stretches over the entire body length lateroventrally. Relatively large scales; less than 30 lateral series of scales on each side.
  Etymology
:
Greek, hals = sea + Greek, sauros = lizard ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Elopocephalai | Elopocephala | Elopomorpha | Notacanthiformes | Halosauridae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Halosauridae 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:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Halosaurus ovenii Johnson, 1864
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Halosaurus oweni Johnson, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
! Halosaurus owenii Johnson, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
! Halosaurus oveni Marshall, 1962
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
Halosaurus carinicauda (Alcock, 1889)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Halosaurus guentheri Goode & Bean, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Halosaurus guntheri Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymseniororiginal
Halosaurus johnsonianus (non Vaillant, 1888)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal2
Halosaurus radiatus Garman, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal2
Halosaurus pectoralis McCulloch, 1926
acceptedseniororiginal2
Halosaurus ridgwayi (Fowler, 1934)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Aldrovandia ridgwayi (Fowler, 1934)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal2
Halosauropsis macrochir (Günther, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Halosaurus macrochir Günther, 1878
synonymseniororiginal2
Aldrovandia macrochir (Günther, 1878)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Halosaurus niger Gilchrist, 1906
synonymjuniororiginal2
Aldrovandia rostrata (Günther, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Halosaurus rostratus Günther, 1878
synonymseniororiginal2
Halosauropsis rostratus (Günther, 1878)
synonymseniornew
Aldrovandia affinis (Günther, 1877)
acceptedseniornew
Halosaurus affinis Günther, 1877
synonymseniororiginal2
Halosauropsis affinis (Günther, 1877)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Halosaurus hoskynii Alcock, 1890
synonymjuniororiginal2
Aldrovandia pallida Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Aldrovandia mediorostris (Günther, 1887)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Aldrovandia phalacra (Vaillant, 1888)
acceptedseniornew
Halosaurus phalacrus Vaillant, 1888
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Aldrovandia kauaiensis (Gilbert, 1905)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Aldrovandia gracilis Goode & Bean, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal2
Halosauropsis gracilis (Goode & Bean, 1896)
synonymseniornew
Halosaurus gracilis (Goode & Bean, 1896)
synonymseniornew
Aldrovandia oleosa Sulak, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal2
Aldrovandia mediorostris (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Halosaurus phalacrus (non Vaillant, 1888)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
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