Family Platytroctidae - Tubeshoulders
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 13 | Species : 39 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: all oceans except Mediterranean . Blue-green luminous fluid coming from a conspicuous opening through tubular papilla just below lateral line is produced by the black shoulder sac apparatus located under the shoulder girdle. Many with light organs; in adults directed ventrally. Canal system subcutaneous, often connected to scale pockets by pores. Pectoral fin 14-28 rays. Pelvic fin 6-10 rays; fins absent in Platroctes apus. Swim bladder absent. Branchiostegal 4-8 rays. Vertebrae 40-52. Maximum length about 30 cm. Most species occur between 300 - 1,000 m.
  Etymology
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Greek, platys = flat, broad + Greek, troktos, -e,-on = good for eating ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
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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 | Otomorpha | Alepocephali | Alepocephaliformes | Platytroctidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Platytroctidae 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:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Platytroctes apus Günther, 1878
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Platytroctes mirus (Lloyd, 1909)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Holtbyrnia innesi (Fowler, 1934)
acceptedseniornew
Bathytroctes innesi Fowler, 1934
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Holtbyrnia kulikovi Sazonov, 1976
synonymjuniororiginal1
Holtbyrnia macrops (non Maul, 1957)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Holtbyrnia intermedia (Sazonov, 1976)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Holtbyrnia laticauda Sazonov, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
Holtbyrnia latifrons Sazonov, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
Holtbyrnia ophiocephala Sazonov & Golovan, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
Holtbyrnia anomala Krefft, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Mentodus rostratus (non Günther, 1878)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Holtbyrnia melanocephala (non Vaillant, 1888)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Searsia koefoedi Parr, 1937
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Searsea koefoedi Parr, 1937
synonymseniororiginal
Bathytroctes rostratus (non Günther, 1878)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Barbantus curvifrons (Roule & Angel, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
Bathytroctes curvifrons Roule & Angel, 1931
synonymseniororiginal1
Barbantus elongatus Krefft, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pectinantus elongatus (Krefft, 1970)
synonymseniornew
Mentodus rostratus (Günther, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Bathytroctes rostratus Günther, 1878
synonymseniororiginal1
Holtbyrnia rostrata (Günther, 1878)
synonymseniornew
Holtbyrnia rostratus (Günther, 1878)
synonymseniornew
Searsia rostratus (Günther, 1878)
synonymseniornew
! Bathtroctes rostratus Günther, 1878
synonymseniororiginal
Mentodus facilis (Parr, 1951)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Mentodus crassus Parr, 1960
acceptedseniororiginal1
Tragularius crassus (Parr, 1960)
synonymseniornew
Mentodus longirostris (Sazonov & Golovan, 1976)
acceptedseniornew
Pellisolus longirostris Sazonov & Golovan, 1976
synonymseniororiginal1
Mentodus perforatus Sazonov & Trunov, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pellisolus perforatus (Sazonov & Trunov, 1978)
synonymseniornew
Tragularius perforatus (Sazonov & Trunov, 1978)
synonymseniornew
Mentodus rostratus (non Günther, 1878)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Mentodus bythios (Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1987)
acceptedseniornew
Tragularius bythios Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1987
synonymseniororiginal1
Mentodus eubranchus (Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1987)
acceptedseniornew
Pellisolus eubranchus Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1987
synonymseniororiginal1
Pellisolus facilis (non Parr, 1951)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Mentodus mesalirus (Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1987)
acceptedseniornew
Tragularius mesalirus Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1987
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal
! Normichthys operosa Parr, 1951
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Bathytroctes homopterus (non Vaillant, 1888)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Normichthys yahganorum Lavenberg, 1965
acceptedseniororiginal1
Normichthys herringi Sazonov & Merrett, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal1
Persparsia kopua (Phillipps, 1942)
acceptedseniornew
Bathytroctes kopua Phillipps, 1942
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Sagamichthys gracilis Sazonov, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maulisia mauli Parr, 1960
acceptedseniororiginal1
Holbyrnia polycoeca (non Parr, 1937)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Searsia polycoeca (non Parr, 1937)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Maulisia acuticeps Sazonov, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maulisia microlepis Sazonov & Golovan, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maulisia argipalla Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal1
Holtbyrnia polycoeca (non Parr, 1937)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Maulisia mauli (non Parr, 1960)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Maulisia isaacsi Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Searsia multispinus (Sazonov, 1977)
synonymseniornew
! Searsioides multispinis Sazonov, 1977
synonymseniororiginal
Searsioides calvala (Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1979)
acceptedseniornew
Searsia calvala Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1979
synonymseniororiginal1
Pectinantus parini (Sazonov, 1976)
acceptedseniornew
Barbantus parini Sazonov, 1976
synonymseniororiginal1
Matsuichthys aequipinnis (Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1987)
acceptedseniornew
Barbantus aequipinnis Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1987
synonymseniororiginal1
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