Family Monodactylidae - Moonyfishes or fingerfishes
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Monodactylidae
  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 2 | Species : 6 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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some
  First Fossil Record
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lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: west Africa, Indo-Pacific. Chiefly marine and brackish; occasionally entering freshwater. Body deep and highly compressed. Pelvic fins present in juveniles, lacking or vestigial in adults in Monodactylus. Dorsal fin with the base long and scaly; 5-8 short and graduated spines. Anal fin base long; 3 spines. Scales cycloid or ctenoid. Often silvery. Feed on small fish and invertebrates. Assumed to be nonguarders (RF). In large schools in river mouths. Common freshwater aquarium fish.
  Etymology
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Greek, monos = only + Greek, daktylos = finger ( Ref. 45335).
  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 | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Incertae | sedis | in | Percomorpharia | Monodactylidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Monodactylidae 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:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Monodactylus falciformis Lacepède, 1801
acceptedseniororiginal1
Psettus falciformis (Lacepède, 1801)
synonymseniornew
Psettus commersonii Cuvier, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal1
Stromatoidea layardi Castelnau, 1861
synonymjuniororiginal1
Psettus orbicularis Guichenot, 1866
synonymjuniororiginal1
Monodactylus argenteus (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon argenteus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal1
Psettus argenteus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Monodachtylus argenteus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Monodactylus argentues (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Scomber rhombeus Forsskål, 1775
synonymjuniororiginal1
Psettus rhombeus (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymjuniornew
Monodactylus sebae (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Psettus sebae Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal1
Psettias sebae (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Chaetodon rhombeus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Monodactylus kottelati Pethiyagoda, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal1
Schuettea scalaripinnis Steindachner, 1866
acceptedseniororiginal1
Schuettea woodwardi (Waite, 1905)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
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