Family Hoplichthyidae - Ghost flatheads
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 13 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
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  Remark
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Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Elongate fishes with very broad and strongly depressed head, bearing spines and ridges. Scaleless. Lateral row of spiny scutes. Pectoral fin with 3 or 4 lower rays free. Pelvic fins widely set apart. Spine on pelvic fins 1; soft rays 5. Anal fin without spines. Total vertebrae 26 (8 + 18). Benthic from about 10-1,500 m. Maximum length 43 cm.
  Etymology
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Latin, hoplites = long shield + Greek, ichthys = fish ( Ref. 45335).
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Perciformes | Hoplichthyidae

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[ e.g. cephalopods]


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

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Oplichthys langsdorfii Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplichthys citrinus Gilbert, 1905
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplichthys haswelli McCulloch, 1907
acceptedseniororiginal1
Rhinhoplichthys haswelli (McCulloch, 1907)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplichthys langsdorfi (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hoplichthys gilberti Jordan & Richardson, 1908
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplichthys regani Jordan, 1908
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplichthys ogilbyi McCulloch, 1914
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplichthys fasciatus Matsubara, 1937
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplichthys pectoralis (Fowler, 1943)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Hoplichthys filamentosus Matsubara & Ochiai, 1950
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplichthys imamurai Nagano, McGrouther & Yabe, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal
provisionally acceptseniororiginal2
Hoplichthys prosemion (Fowler, 1938)
synonymseniornew
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