Family Microdesmidae - Wormfishes
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 12 | Species : 86 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: tropical seas, rarely in brackish and freshwater. Body elongated to anguilliform, strongly compressed. Tip of tongue not lobed. Scales cycloid, small, and embedded in body. Eyes lateral. Caudal fin separate or confluent with dorsal and anal fins. To 30 cm maximum length. Inhabits shallow waters: coral reefs to muddy estuaries and tidepools; often burrowing in sand and mud; hover above the substrate to feed on zooplankton. Eggs are deposited in the burrows and presumably guarded by the parents; larvae are pelagic. Dartfishes are hardy in the aquarium, unless caught with poison.
  Etymology
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Greek, mikros = small + Greek, desmos = bond ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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guarders
  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 | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Gobiomorpharia | Gobiiformes | Gobioidei | Microdesmidae

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

Important recommendation:

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.

But we appreciate to be cited in publications when this list has been of any working value. In particular, for published scientific, we suggest then to cite it in the Material and Method section as a useful tool to conduct the research, but again, not as a taxonomic or nomenclatural authority reference.

Unless it is explicitly precised, the list is not complete, please search all original names published for the family in the Catalog of Fishes (genera, species), including those with uncertain or unknown status, that are not included in FishBase when they are not attached to a valid species.

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
Microdesminae
Microdesmus dipus Günther, 1864
acceptedseniororiginal1
Microdesmus retropinnis Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
acceptedseniororiginal1
Microdesmus longipinnis (Weymouth, 1910)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Microdesmus woodsi Kanazawa, 1952
synonymjuniororiginal1
Microdesmus aethiopicus (Chabanaud, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Leptocerdale aethiopicum Chabanaud, 1927
synonymseniororiginal1
Microdesmus affinis Meek & Hildebrand, 1928
acceptedseniororiginal1
Microdesmus intermedius Meek & Hildebrand, 1928
acceptedseniororiginal1
Microdesmus multiradiatus Meek & Hildebrand, 1928
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Microdesmus carri Gilbert, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal1
Microdesmus suttkusi Gilbert, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Microdesmus knappi Dawson, 1972
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Microdesmus luscus Dawson, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
Gunnellichthys grandoculis (Kendall & Goldsborough, 1911)
acceptedseniornew
Paragobioides grandoculis Kendall & Goldsborough, 1911
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Gunnelichthys curiosus Dawson, 1968
synonymseniororiginal
! Gunnelichtys curiosus Dawson, 1968
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
Cerdale ionthas Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cerdale floridana Longley, 1934
acceptedseniororiginal1
Microdesmus floridana (Longley, 1934)
synonymseniornew
Cerdale fasciata Dawson, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cerdale paludicola Dawson, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cerdale prolata Dawson, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Cerdale bilineatus Clark, 1936
synonymseniororiginal1
! Clarkichthyes bilineatus (Clark, 1936)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ptereleotrinae
Ptereleotris microlepis (Bleeker, 1856)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris microlepis Bleeker, 1856
synonymseniororiginal1
! Pteroeleotris microlepis (Bleeker, 1856)
synonymseniornew
Eleotris elongata Alleyne & Macleay, 1877
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Ptereleotris heteroptera (Bleeker, 1855)
acceptedseniornew
! Eleotris heteropterus Bleeker, 1855
synonymseniororiginal1
! Ptereleotris heteropterus (Bleeker, 1855)
synonymseniornew
! Pteroeleotris heteroptera (Bleeker, 1855)
synonymseniornew
Ptereleotris calliura (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
acceptedseniornew
Ioglossus calliurus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
synonymseniororiginal1
Ptereleotris calliurus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
synonymseniornew
Ptereleotris hanae (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
acceptedseniornew
Vireosa hanae Jordan & Snyder, 1901
synonymseniororiginal1
! Ptereleotris hannae (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
synonymseniornew
! Pteroeleotris hannae (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
synonymseniornew
Ptereleotris evides (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
acceptedseniornew
Encaeura evides Jordan & Hubbs, 1925
synonymseniororiginal1
! Ptereleotris evidens (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
synonymseniornew
! Pterelossus evides (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
synonymseniornew
! Pteroeleotris evides (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Vireosa sakurai Schmidt, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Ptereleotris zebra (Fowler, 1938)
acceptedseniornew
Pogonoculius zebra Fowler, 1938
synonymseniororiginal1
Ptereleotris helenae (Randall, 1968)
acceptedseniornew
Ioglossus helenae Randall, 1968
synonymseniororiginal1
! Loglossaus helenae Randall, 1968
synonymseniororiginal
Ptereleotris grammica Randall & Lubbock, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ptereleotris grammica grammica Randall & Lubbock, 1982
synonymseniorchange in rank
Ptereleotris grammica melanota Randall & Lubbock, 1982
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Ptereleotris grammatica melanota Randall & Lubbock, 1982
synonymjuniororiginal
Ptereleotris arabica Randall & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ptereleotris melanopogon Randall & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ptereleotris sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Ptereleotris monoptera Randall & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ptereleotris sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Ptereleotris microlepis (non Bleeker, 1856)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ptereleotris uroditaenia Randall & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ptereleotris carinata Bussing, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ptereleotris randalli Gasparini, Rocha & Floeter, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ptereleotris sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Ptereleotris helenae (non Randall, 1968)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ptereleotris brachyptera Randall & Suzuki, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ptereleotris crossogenion Randall & Suzuki, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ptereleotris kallista Randall & Suzuki, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ptereleotris caeruleomarginata Allen, Erdmann & Cahyani, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris rubristigma Allen, Erdmann & Cahyani, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
Oxymetopon typus Bleeker, 1861
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Oxymetopon filamentosum Fourmanoir, 1967
acceptedseniororiginal1
Oxymetopon formosum Fourmanoir, 1967
acceptedseniororiginal1
Oxymetopon cyanoctenosum Klausewitz & Condé, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Oxymetropon cyanoctenosum Klausewitz & Condé, 1981
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus rainfordi McCulloch, 1921
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus formosus (Smith, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
Herrea formosa Smith, 1931
synonymseniororiginal1
Herreolus formosus (Smith, 1931)
synonymseniornew
! Herrolus formosus (Smith, 1931)
synonymseniornew
Parioglossus raoi (Herre, 1939)
acceptedseniornew
Amblyeleotris raoi Herre, 1939
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Perioglossus borneensis Koumans, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Parioglossus dotui Tomiyama, 1958
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus aporos Rennis & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus lineatus Rennis & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus marginalis Rennis & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus nudus Rennis & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus triquetrus Rennis & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus verticalis Rennis & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus neocaledonicus Dingerkus & Séret, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Parioglassus neocaledonicus Dingerkus & Séret, 1992
synonymseniororiginal
Parioglossus interruptus Suzuki & Senou, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus galzini Williams & Lecchini, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus multiradiatus Keith, Bosc & Valade, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus caeruleolineatus Suzuki, Yonezawa & Sakaue, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Parioglossus senoui Suzuki, Yonezawa & Sakaue, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parioglossus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Parioglossus winterbottomi Suzuki, Yonezawa & Sakaue, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal1
Nemateleotris decora Randall & Allen, 1973
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nemateleotris helfrichi Randall & Allen, 1973
acceptedseniororiginal1
Aioliops tetrophthalmus Rennis & Hoese, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Aioliops tetraopthalmus Rennis & Hoese, 1987
synonymseniororiginal
Aioliops brachypterus Rennis & Hoese, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal1
Aioliops megastigma Rennis & Hoese, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal1
Aioliops novaeguineae Rennis & Hoese, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal1
Navigobius dewa Hoese & Motomura, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pterocerdale insolita Hoese & Motomura, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
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