Family Lophiidae - Goosefishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 4 | Species : 28 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
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lower   Tertiary   middle   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: Arctic, Atlantic (including the Mediterranean Sea), Indian and Pacific. Head extremely big, wide, and depressed (except Sladenia with rounded head). Well developed teeth. Lower jaw and sides of head and flanks fringed with small flaps. Pectoral fin 13-28 rays. Second dorsal fin 8-12 soft rays. Anal fin 6-10 rays. Vertebrae 18 or 19, in Lophius 26-31. Equipped with a movable rodlike structure above mouth, tipped with a flap of flesh resembling a flag apparently for luring prey. Mouth large. Maximum length 1.2 m.
  Etymology
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Greek, lophos = crest ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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sluggish
  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 | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Lophiiformes | Lophioidei | Lophiidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Lophiidae 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 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

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
Lophius piscatorius Linnaeus, 1758
acceptedseniororiginal1
Batrachus piscatorius (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Batrachus piscator (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Lophius eurypterus Düben, 1845
synonymjuniororiginal1
Batrachus eurypterus (Düben, 1845)
synonymjuniornew
Lophius budegassa Spinola, 1807
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniorchange in rank
! Lophius bugadessa Spinola, 1807
synonymseniororiginal
Lophius parvipinnis Cuvier, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lophius piscatorius (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Lophius vomerinus (non Valenciennes, 1837)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Lophius americanus Valenciennes, 1837
acceptedseniororiginal1
Lophius vomerinus Valenciennes, 1837
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lophius litulon (Jordan, 1902)
acceptedseniornew
Lophiomus litulon Jordan, 1902
synonymseniororiginal1
Lophius vaillanti Regan, 1903
acceptedseniororiginal2
Lophius gastrophysus Miranda Ribeiro, 1915
acceptedseniororiginal1
Lophiomus setigerus (Vahl, 1797)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Laphiomus setigerus (Vahl, 1797)
synonymseniornew
Lophius viviparus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lophius indicus Alcock, 1889
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lophiodes mutilus (Alcock, 1894)
acceptedseniornew
Lophius mutilus Alcock, 1894
synonymseniororiginal1
Chirolophius mutilus (Alcock, 1894)
synonymseniornew
! Laphiodes mutilus (Alcock, 1894)
synonymseniornew
! Lophioides mutilus (Alcock, 1894)
synonymseniornew
! Lophoides mutilus (Alcock, 1894)
synonymseniornew
Lophius lugubris Alcock, 1894
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Lophoides lugubris (Alcock, 1894)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lophiodes olivaceus Smith & Radcliffe, 1912
synonymjuniororiginal2
Lophius papillosus Weber, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chirolophius japanicus Kamohara, 1938
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Chirolophius japonicus Kamohara, 1938
synonymjuniororiginal
Lophiodes naresi (Günther, 1880)
acceptedseniornew
Lophius naresi Günther, 1880
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lophiodes caulinaris (Garman, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Chirolophius forbesi Regan, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal
Lophiodes gracilimanus (Alcock, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Lophioides gracilimanus (Alcock, 1899)
synonymseniornew
Lophiodes spilurus (Garman, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Lophiomus spilurus Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal1
Chirolophius spilurus (Garman, 1899)
synonymseniornew
Lophiodes miacanthus (Gilbert, 1905)
acceptedseniornew
Lophiomus miacanthus Gilbert, 1905
synonymseniororiginal1
Lophiodes infrabrunneus Smith & Radcliffe, 1912
acceptedseniororiginal1
Lophiodes abdituspinus Ni, Wu & Li, 1990
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lophiodes insidiator (Regan, 1921)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Chirolophius crosnieri Le Danois, 1975
synonymjuniororiginal1
Chirolophius phycoides Le Danois, 1975
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lophiodes kempi (Norman, 1935)
acceptedseniornew
Chirolophius kempi Norman, 1935
synonymseniororiginal1
Lophiodes monodi (Le Danois, 1971)
acceptedseniornew
Chirolophius monodi Le Danois, 1971
synonymseniororiginal1
Lophiodes reticulatus Caruso & Suttkus, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal1
Lophiodes beroe Caruso, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal1
Lophiodes bruchius Caruso, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal1
Lophiodes fimbriatus Saruwatari & Mochizuki, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Lophiodes endoi Ho & Shao, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal1
Lophiodes iwamotoi Ho, Séret & Shao, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Lophiodes maculatus Ho, Séret & Shao, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Sladenia remiger Smith & Radcliffe, 1912
acceptedseniororiginal1
Sladenia shaefersi Caruso & Bullis, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
Sladenia zhui Ni, Wu & Li, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal1
Sladenia gardineri (non Regan, 1908)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sladenia remiger (non Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
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