Family Nemichthyidae - Snipe eels
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 3 | Species : 9 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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  Remark
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Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. Bathypelagic and mesopelagic. Jaws extremely long; the lower jaw shorter than the upper making the jaws nonocclusible, with the exception of ripe males.Very elongate body. Pectoral fin present. Dorsal and anal fins united with caudal fin. Large eyes. Preopercle lacking. Frontals partly united in some. Complete lateral line. Anus a short distance behind pectoral fin (Avocettina) or under pectoral fin. Vertebrae 170-220 in Labrichthys nd Avocettina to over 750 in Nemichthys. Sexually mature males undergo distinct changes, like the radical shortening of the jaws and tooth loss.
  Etymology
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Greek, nema = thread + Greek, ichthys = fish ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Elopocephalai | Elopocephala | Elopomorpha | Anguilliformes | Nemichthyidae

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

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The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848
acceptedseniororiginal
! Nemichthys scolopacea Richardson, 1848
synonymseniororiginal1
! Nemichthys scalopaceus Richardson, 1848
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
Nemichthys avocetta Jordan & Gilbert, 1881
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
Nemichthys fronto Garman, 1899
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Leptocephalus andreae Schmidt, 1912
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Tilurella gaussiana Pappenheim, 1914
synonymjuniororiginal1
Nemichthys gaussiana (Pappenheim, 1914)
synonymjuniornew
Paravocettinops trilinearis Kanazawa & Maul, 1967
synonymjuniororiginal2
Serrivomer sector (non Garman, 1878)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Nemichthys curvirostris (Strömman, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Tilurus curvirostris (Strömman, 1896)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Nemichthys scolopaceus (non Richardson, 1848)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Nemichthys larseni Nielsen & Smith, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal2
Labichthys carinatus Gill & Ryder, 1883
acceptedseniororiginal2
Labichthys yanoi (Mead & Rubinoff, 1966)
acceptedseniornew
Avocettinops yanoi Mead & Rubinoff, 1966
synonymseniororiginal2
Avocettina infans (Günther, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Avocettinops sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Nemichthys infans Günther, 1878
synonymseniororiginal2
Borodinula infans (Günther, 1878)
synonymseniornew
Labichthys elongatus Gill & Ryder, 1883
synonymjuniororiginal2
Avocettina elongata (Gill & Ryder, 1883)
synonymjuniornew
Labichthys gilli Bean, 1890
synonymjuniororiginal2
Avocettina gilli (Bean, 1890)
synonymjuniornew
Borodinula gilli (Bean, 1890)
synonymjuniornew
Leptocephalus oxycephalus Pappenheim, 1914
synonymjuniororiginal2
Avocettinops schmidti Roule & Bertin, 1924
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Avocettina bowersii (Garman, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Labichthys bowersii Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal2
Avocettina bowersi (Garman, 1899)
synonymseniornew
Avocettina acuticeps (Regan, 1916)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Borodinula major Karmovskaya, 1977
synonymjuniororiginal2
Avocettina infans (non Günther, 1878)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Borodinula infans (non Günther, 1878)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Avocettina paucipora Nielsen & Smith, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal2
Avocettina infans (non Günther, 1878)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
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