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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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
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[ e.g. cephalopods]


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 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

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
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Photichthys argenteus Hutton, 1872
synonymseniororiginal
Ichthyococcus ovatus (Cocco, 1838)
acceptedseniornew
Gonostomus ovatus Cocco, 1838
synonymseniororiginal1
Coccia ovata (Cocco, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Scopelus ovatus (Cocco, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Vinciguerria attenuata (non Cocco, 1838)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ichthyococcus irregularis Rechnitzer & Böhlke, 1958
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ichthyococcus polli Blache, 1964
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ichthyococcus australis Mukhacheva, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ichthyococcus intermedius Mukhacheva, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ichthyococcus parini Mukhacheva, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Vinciguerria atrenuata (Cocco, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Vinciguerria poweriae (non Cocco, 1838)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Vinciguerria lucetia (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Vinciguerria poweriae (Cocco, 1838)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
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
synonymseniororiginal1
! Vinciguerria nimbara (Jordan & Williams, 1895)
synonymseniornew
! Vinciguerria nimbria (Jordan & Williams, 1895)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Vinciguerria sanzoi Jespersen & Tåning, 1919
synonymjuniororiginal2
Vinciguerria lucetia (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Vinciguerria lucetia (Garman, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Maurolicus lucetius Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal1
! Vinciguerria lucetius (Garman, 1899)
synonymseniornew
! Vinciguerria lutecia (Garman, 1899)
synonymseniornew
Vinciguerria mabahiss Johnson & Feltes, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Yarrella blackfordi Goode & Bean, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polymetme blackfordi (Goode & Bean, 1896)
synonymseniornew
! Varrela blackfordi Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymseniororiginal
! Yarella blackfordi Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymseniororiginal
Yarrella argenteola (Garman, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Polymetme illustris McCulloch, 1926
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polymetme corythaeola (Alcock, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Yarrella corythaeola (Alcock, 1898)
synonymseniornew
! Pollymetme corythaeola (Alcock, 1898)
synonymseniornew
! Yarella corythaeola (Alcock, 1898)
synonymseniornew
Yarrella africana Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924
synonymjuniororiginal1
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
synonymseniororiginal1
Polymetme surugaensis (Matsubara, 1943)
acceptedseniornew
Yarrella surugaensis Matsubara, 1943
synonymseniororiginal1
Polymetme andriashevi Parin & Borodulina, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polymetme thaeocoryla Parin & Borodulina, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pollichthys mauli (Poll, 1953)
acceptedseniornew
Yarrella mauli Poll, 1953
synonymseniororiginal1
! Yarella mauli Poll, 1953
synonymseniororiginal
Yarrella blackfordi (non Goode & Bean, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Woodsia nonsuchae (Beebe, 1932)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
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