Family Phosichthyidae - Lightfishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 7 | Species : 24 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. General body shape like those of gonostomatids. Photopores with lumen and a duct. Well developed gillrakers. Supramaxillaries usually two. Adipose fin present in all but Yarella. Dorsal fin 10-16 rays. Anal fin rays 11-22. Branchiostegal rays 11-22; 4-7 on epihyal. Lower jaw barbel absent. Probably a paraphyletic. Spelled as Photichthyidae in Nelson 1994 (Ref. 7463).
  Etymology
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Greek, phos = light + Greek, ichthys = fish ( 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 | Stomiatii | Stomiatiformes | Phosichthyidae

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

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The list below must not be used as an authority reference synonymy list like those found in scientific published revisions, which must be the source to be used and cited eventually when they exist.

Rather, it reflects the current content of FishBase, and the progress with respect to synchronization with the Catalog of Fishes. However, we think it can be useful for users to assess the quality of information in FishBase, to start new work on the family, or to cross-check with other lists.

But we appreciate to be cited in publications when this list has been of any working value. In particular, for published scientific, we suggest then to cite it in the Material and Method section as a useful tool to conduct the research, but again, not as a taxonomic or nomenclatural authority reference.

Unless it is explicitly precised, the list is not complete, please search all original names published for the family in the Catalog of Fishes (genera, species), including those with uncertain or unknown status, that are not included in FishBase when they are not attached to a valid species.

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
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Photichthys argenteus Hutton, 1872
synonymseniororiginal
Ichthyococcus ovatus (Cocco, 1838)
acceptedseniornew
Gonostomus ovatus Cocco, 1838
synonymseniororiginal2
Coccia ovata (Cocco, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Scopelus ovatus (Cocco, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Vinciguerria attenuata (non Cocco, 1838)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ichthyococcus irregularis Rechnitzer & Böhlke, 1958
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ichthyococcus polli Blache, 1964
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ichthyococcus australis Mukhacheva, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ichthyococcus intermedius Mukhacheva, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ichthyococcus parini Mukhacheva, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
! Vinciguerria atrenuata (Cocco, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Vinciguerria poweriae (non Cocco, 1838)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Vinciguerria lucetia (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Vinciguerria poweriae (Cocco, 1838)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
Maurolicus poweriae (Cocco, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Scopelus poweriae (Cocco, 1838)
synonymseniornew
! Vinceguerria poweriae (Cocco, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Vinciguerria lucetia (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Vinciguerria nimbaria (Jordan & Williams, 1895)
acceptedseniornew
Zalarges nimbarius Jordan & Williams, 1895
synonymseniororiginal2
! Vinciguerria nimbara (Jordan & Williams, 1895)
synonymseniornew
! Vinciguerria nimbria (Jordan & Williams, 1895)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Vinciguerria sanzoi Jespersen & Tåning, 1919
synonymjuniororiginal2
Vinciguerria lucetia (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Vinciguerria lucetia (Garman, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Maurolicus lucetius Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal2
! Vinciguerria lucetius (Garman, 1899)
synonymseniornew
! Vinciguerria lutecia (Garman, 1899)
synonymseniornew
Vinciguerria mabahiss Johnson & Feltes, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal2
Yarrella blackfordi Goode & Bean, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal2
Polymetme blackfordi (Goode & Bean, 1896)
synonymseniornew
! Varrela blackfordi Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymseniororiginal
! Yarella blackfordi Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymseniororiginal
Yarrella argenteola (Garman, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Polymetme illustris McCulloch, 1926
acceptedseniororiginal2
Polymetme corythaeola (Alcock, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
Yarrella corythaeola (Alcock, 1898)
synonymseniornew
! Pollymetme corythaeola (Alcock, 1898)
synonymseniornew
! Yarella corythaeola (Alcock, 1898)
synonymseniornew
Yarrella africana Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924
synonymjuniororiginal2
Polymetme africana (Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924)
synonymjuniornew
Yarrella blackfordi africana Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924
synonymjuniorchange in rank
synonymjuniornew
Yarrella illustris (McCulloch, 1926)
synonymjuniornew
Polymetme elongata (Matsubara, 1938)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Polymetme surugaensis (Matsubara, 1943)
acceptedseniornew
Yarrella surugaensis Matsubara, 1943
synonymseniororiginal2
Polymetme andriashevi Parin & Borodulina, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal2
Polymetme thaeocoryla Parin & Borodulina, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pollichthys mauli (Poll, 1953)
acceptedseniornew
Yarrella mauli Poll, 1953
synonymseniororiginal2
! Yarella mauli Poll, 1953
synonymseniororiginal
Yarrella blackfordi (non Goode & Bean, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Woodsia nonsuchae (Beebe, 1932)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
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