Family Kneriidae - Shellears
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 4 | Species : 30 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: tropical Africa and Nile. Mouth subterminal. Upper jaw protrusible. Pelvic fin rays 6-9. Lateral line and scales (cycloid) present in some genera. About 15 cm maximum length.
  Etymology
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Because of Kner; he studied fishes in the Imperial Museum of Vienna, with John Natterer
  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 | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | | Anotophysa | | | | | | | Gonorynchiformes | | | Kneriidae

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

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The list below must not be used as an authority reference synonymy list like those found in scientific published revisions, which must be the source to be used and cited eventually when they exist.

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 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
Kneria angolensis Steindachner, 1866
acceptedseniororiginal2
Kneria auriculata (Pellegrin, 1905)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
! Kneria articulata (Pellegrin, 1905)
synonymseniornew
! Kneria auriculatus (Pellegrin, 1905)
synonymseniornew
! Kneria autriculata (Pellegrin, 1905)
synonymseniornew
! Xenopomatichthys auricularis (Pellegrin, 1905)
synonymseniornew
Kneria ansorgii (Boulenger, 1910)
acceptedseniornew
! Xenopomatichthys ansorgii Boulenger, 1910
synonymseniororiginal2
Angola ansorgii (Boulenger, 1910)
synonymseniornew
Xenopomichthys ansorgei Boulenger, 1910
synonymseniororiginal
! Kneria ansorgei (Boulenger, 1910)
synonymseniornew
! Kneria ansorgi (Boulenger, 1910)
synonymseniornew
! Xenopomatichthys ansorgei Boulenger, 1910
synonymseniororiginal
Kneria stappersii Boulenger, 1915
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Kneria stappersi Boulenger, 1915
synonymseniororiginal
! Kneria stappesii Boulenger, 1915
synonymseniororiginal
Kneria polli Trewavas, 1936
acceptedseniororiginal2
Xenopomatichthys auriculatus (non Pellegrin, 1905)
misappliedmisappliednew
Kneria wittei Poll, 1944
acceptedseniororiginal2
Kneria maydelli Ladiges & Voelker, 1961
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Kneria paucisquamata Poll & Stewart, 1975
acceptedseniororiginal2
Kneria katangae Poll, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal2
Kneria ruaha Seegers, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal2
Kneria rukwaensis Seegers, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal2
Kneria uluguru Seegers, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cromeria nilotica Boulenger, 1901
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniorchange in rank
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
Cromeria nilotica (non Boulenger, 1901)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
! Cromeria niloticus (non Boulenger, 1901)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parakneria spekii (Günther, 1868)
acceptedseniornew
Kneria spekii Günther, 1868
synonymseniororiginal2
! Kneria spekei Günther, 1868
synonymseniororiginal
Kneria taeniata Pellegrin, 1922
synonymjuniororiginal2
Parakneria cameronensis (Boulenger, 1909)
acceptedseniornew
Kneria cameronensis Boulenger, 1909
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
! Kneria camorensis Boulenger, 1909
synonymseniororiginal
Parakneria marmorata (Norman, 1923)
acceptedseniornew
Kneria marmorata Norman, 1923
synonymseniororiginal2
Parakneria abbreviata (Pellegrin, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Kneria abbreviata Pellegrin, 1931
synonymseniorchange in rank
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parakneria thysi Poll, 1965
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parakneria kissi Poll, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parakneria fortuita Penrith, 1973
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parakneria mossambica Jubb & Bell-Cross, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
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