Family Oplegnathidae - Knifejaws
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 7 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Marine
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none
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Distribution: Japan, southern half of Australia to Tasmania, Galapagos and Peru, and South Africa. Teeth fused forming a parrotlike beak in adults. Low spinous dorsal fin in adults. Spinous and soft dorsal fin about the same height and are countinuous in juveniles. Spines in dorsal fin 11 or 12; soft rays 11-22. Three spines in anal fin; 11-16 soft rays. Very small scales. About 0.9 m maximum length. Feed on barnacles and mollusks. Foodfishes. Usually not kept in aquaria. Assumed to be nonguarders (RF).
  Etymology
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Name from the Greek '(h)oplon' for 'weapon' (P.Adamcka, pers.comm. 08/09) and 'gnathos' for jaw ( Ref. 45335); there is also a substantive (h)ople, meaning 'hoof' (of an ass or horse), which may have a very sharp edge, and was perhaps also in Richardson's imagination.
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Terapontiformes | Oplegnathidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Oplegnathidae 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
Oplegnathus conwayi Richardson, 1840
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Oplegnathus conwaii Richardson, 1840
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Hoplegnathus conwayi (Richardson, 1840)
synonymseniornew
! Ichthyorhamphus pappei Castelnau, 1861
synonymjuniororiginal
Hoplegnathus algoensis Gilchrist & Thompson, 1916
synonymjuniororiginal1
Oplegnathus fasciatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
acceptedseniornew
Scaradon fasciatus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
synonymseniororiginal1
Oplegnathus punctatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
acceptedseniornew
Scaradon punctatus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
synonymseniororiginal1
! Opleganthus punctatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal1
Ostorhinchus conwaii (non Richardson, 1840)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
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