Family Osmeridae - Smelts
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 6 | Species : 15 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Peripheral/diadromous
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Anadromous, freshwater (coastal) and marine. Distribution: Northern Hemisphere in Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. No axillary process on pelvics. Pelvic fin rays 8. Principal caudal rays 19; unbranched rays 2. Branchiostegal rays 6-10. Premaxillary and maxillary teeth present. Teeth on inner mouth bones and dentary. Mesocoracoid present. No orbitospehnoid. Pyloric caeca 1-11, or absent. Last vertebra directed upward. Color silvery. About 40 cm maximum length; most species below 20 cm.
  Etymology
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Greek, osme = bad smelling ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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normal
  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 | Stomiatii | Osmeriformes | Osmeridae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Osmeridae 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 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

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
Osmerus eperlanus (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Salmo eperlanus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
ambiguousotheroriginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Salmo spirinchus Pallas, 1814
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
Eperlanus vulgaris Valenciennes, 1842-56
synonymjuniororiginal2
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Eperlanus schonfieldii Kljukanov & McAllister, 1973
ambiguousotheroriginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Osmerus mordax mordax (Mitchill, 1814)
acceptedseniornew
Atherina mordax Mitchill, 1814
synonymseniororiginal5
Osmerus mordax (Mitchill, 1814)
acceptedseniornew
Osmerus dentex (non Steindachner & Kner, 1870)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Osmerus mordax dentex Steindachner & Kner, 1870
acceptedseniorchange in rank
Osmerus dentex Steindachner & Kner, 1870
synonymseniororiginal5
Osmerus eperlanus dentex Steindachner & Kner, 1870
synonymseniorchange in rank
Osmerus mordax (non Mitchill, 1814)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Osmerus spectrum Cope, 1870
acceptedseniororiginal2
Mallotus villosus (Müller, 1776)
acceptedseniornew
Clupea villosa Müller, 1776
synonymseniororiginal2
Salmo catervarius Pennant, 1784
synonymjuniororiginal2
Mallotus catervarius (Pennant, 1784)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniornew
Salmo socialis Pallas, 1814
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
Thaleichthys pacificus (Richardson, 1836)
acceptedseniornew
Salmo pacificus Richardson, 1836
synonymseniororiginal1
Osmerus pacificus (Richardson, 1836)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Osmerus albatrossis Jordan & Gilbert, 1898
synonymjuniororiginal2
Lestidium parri Chapman, 1939
synonymjuniororiginal2
Hypomesus pretiosus (Girard, 1854)
acceptedseniornew
Argentina pretiosa Girard, 1854
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
Hypomesus olidus (Pallas, 1814)
acceptedseniornew
Salmo olidus Pallas, 1814
synonymseniororiginal2
Mesopus olidus (Pallas, 1814)
synonymseniornew
Hypomesus olidus bergi Taranetz, 1936
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Salmo spirinchus (non Pallas, 1814)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hypomesus japonicus (non Brevort, 1856)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Osmerus thaleichthys (non Ayres, 1860)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hypomesus japonicus (Brevoort, 1856)
acceptedseniornew
Osmerus japonicus Brevoort, 1856
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
Mesopus japonicus (Brevoort, 1856)
synonymseniornew
Osmerus oligodon Kner, 1865
synonymjuniororiginal2
Spirinchus verecundus Jordan & Metz, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal2
Hypomesus verecundus (Jordan & Metz, 1913)
synonymjuniornew
! Hypomesus verencundus (Jordan & Metz, 1913)
synonymjuniornew
! Spirinchus verencundus Jordan & Metz, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal
Hypomesus pretiosus (non Girard, 1854)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hypomesus nipponensis McAllister, 1963
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
! Hypomesus nippnensis McAllister, 1963
synonymseniorchange in rank
Hypomesus chishimaensis Saruwatari, Lopéz & Pietsch, 1997
synonymjuniororiginal2
Hypomesus olidus (non Pallas, 1814)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Mesopus olidus (non Pallas, 1814)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hypomesus transpacificus McAllister, 1963
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniorchange in rank
Hypomesus olidus (non Pallas, 1814)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Spirinchus dilatus Schultz & Chapman, 1934
synonymjuniororiginal2
Spirinchus lanceolatus (Hikita, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
Osmerus lanceolatus Hikita, 1913
synonymseniororiginal2
Spirinchus starksi (Fisk, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
Osmerus starksi Fisk, 1913
synonymseniororiginal2
! Spirinchus starki (Fisk, 1913)
synonymseniornew
Allosmerus elongatus (Ayres, 1854)
acceptedseniornew
Osmerus elongatus Ayres, 1854
synonymseniororiginal2
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