Family Odacidae - Cales and weed-whitings
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 6 | Species : 12 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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Coastal. Distribution: Australia and New Zealand. Jaw teeth fused or parrotlike. Spines in dorsal fin 14-23. One spine in pelvic fin; soft rays 4 (one species lacking pelvic fin). Scales usually of small to moderate size. Lateral line with about 30-87 scales.
  Etymology
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Greek, odax, -akos = with the teeth, derived from "odaxao" = to bite ( 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 | Labriformes | Odacidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Odacidae 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:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Odax pullus (Forster, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Scarus pullus Forster, 1801
synonymseniororiginal1
Callyodon coregonoides Parkinson, 1843
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Odax vittatus Richardson & Solander, 1843
synonymjuniororiginal1
Coregonoides vittatus Solander, 1843
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Odax cyanoallix Ayling & Paxton, 1983
acceptedseniororiginal1
Olisthops cyanomelas Richardson, 1850
acceptedseniororiginal1
Odax cyanomelas (Richardson, 1850)
synonymseniornew
Olistherops brunneus Macleay, 1878
synonymjuniororiginal1
Olistherops brownii Johnston, 1884
synonymjuniororiginal2
Odax nebulosus Saville-Kent, 1893
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal1
Siphonognathus radiatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
acceptedseniornew
Malacanthus radiatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1834
synonymseniororiginal1
Cheilio lineatus Valenciennes, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal1
Odax frenatus Günther, 1862
synonymjuniororiginal1
Odax pusillus Castelnau, 1873
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pseudoscarus dumerilii Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal1
Siphonognathus beddomei (Johnston, 1885)
acceptedseniornew
Odax beddomei Johnston, 1885
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Odax attenuatus Ogilby, 1897
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Parodax caninis Scott, 1976
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Siphonognathus tanyourus Gomon & Paxton, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal1
Heteroscarus acroptilus (Richardson, 1846)
acceptedseniornew
Scarus acroptilus Richardson, 1846
synonymseniororiginal2
Odax acroptilus (Richardson, 1846)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Heteroscarus modestus Castelnau, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pseudoscarus modestus Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Heteroscarus elegans Steindachner, 1884
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Neoodax balteatus (Valenciennes, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
Odax balteatus Valenciennes, 1840
synonymseniororiginal1
Odax algensis Richardson, 1840
synonymjuniororiginal1
Odax obscurus Castelnau, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal1
Neoodax waterhousii Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal1
Odax brunneus Macleay, 1881
synonymjuniororiginal1
Haletta semifasciata (Valenciennes, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
Odax semifasciatus Valenciennes, 1840
synonymseniororiginal1
Julis dringii Richardson, 1843
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Odax richardsoni Günther, 1862
synonymjuniororiginal
Odax hyrtlii Steindachner, 1866
synonymjuniororiginal1
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