Family Lampridae - Opah
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 2 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
:
upper   Tertiary     Miocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Marine; pelagic. Distribution: Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Body oval; compressed. Anterior portion of lateral line arched high. Dorsal fin long, usually with 50-55 rays. Anal fin long with usually 34-41 rays. Pelvic fin with 15-17 rays. Scales cycloid; minute. Feed mainly on squids, octopuses, and crustaceans. Attains 1.8 maximum size.
  Etymology
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Greek, lampros = clear ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
  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 | Lampridacea | Lampridiformes | Lamprididae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
Glossary
[ e.g. cephalopods]


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

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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 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
Lampris guttatus (Brünnich, 1788)
acceptedseniornew
Zeus guttatus Brünnich, 1788
synonymseniororiginal1
Zeus regius Bonnaterre, 1788
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lampris regius (Bonnaterre, 1788)
synonymjuniornew
Zeus luna Gmelin, 1789
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lampris luna (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymjuniornew
Zeus stroemii Walbaum, 1792
synonymjuniororiginal1
Zeus imperialis Shaw, 1793
synonymjuniororiginal1
Scomber gunneri Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lampris lauta Lowe, 1838
synonymjuniororiginal1
Scomber pelagicus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Lampris immaculata (non Gilchrist, 1904)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Lampris immaculatus Gilchrist, 1904
acceptedseniororiginal
! Lampris immaculata Gilchrist, 1904
synonymseniororiginal1
Lampris regius (non Bonnaterre, 1788)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Lampris guttatus (non Brünnich, 1788)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
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