Family Plesiopidae - Roundheads
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 12 | Species : 49 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Marine
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some
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Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Elongate fishes with large mouths and large eyes. Third branchiostegal ray extending farther posteriorly than adjacent rays resulting in a projection on the margin of the branchiostegal membrane (except in Calloplesiops); lateral line incomplete or disjunct. Feed on small crustaceans and fishes. Maximum length about 20 cm. Two subfamilies, Plesiopinae and Acanthoclininae. Note that Plesiopinae may be paraphyletic (Mooi and Gill, 2004; Ref. 53585). Includes Notograptidae (Notograptus with 4 species) in Acanthoclininae (Mooi and Gill, 2004; Ref. 53585).
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Ovalentaria | Incertae | sedis | in | Ovalentaria | Plesiopidae

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

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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
Plesiopinae
Plesiops nigricans (Rüppell, 1828)
acceptedseniornew
Pharopteryx nigricans Rüppell, 1828
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Plesiops caeruleolineatus Rüppell, 1835
synonymseniororiginal
Plesiops melas Bleeker, 1849
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pharopteryx melas (Bleeker, 1849)
synonymjuniornew
! Plesiops welas Bleeker, 1849
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Plesiops semeion Tanaka, 1917
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pharopteryx semeion (Tanaka, 1917)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Plesiops nigricans (non Rüppell, 1828)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Plesiops corallicola (non Bleeker, 1853)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Plesiops corallicola Bleeker, 1853
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plesiops nigricans (non Rüppell, 1828)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Plesiops oxycephalus Bleeker, 1855
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Plesiops nakaharae Tanaka, 1917
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pharopteryx nakaharae (Tanaka, 1917)
synonymseniornew
! Plesiops nakaharai Tanaka, 1917
synonymseniororiginal
! Plesiops nakaharoe Tanaka, 1917
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plesiops corallicola (non Bleeker, 1853)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
Plesiops nigricans (non Rüppell, 1828)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Plesiops genaricus Mooi & Randall, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plesiops gracilis Mooi & Randall, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plesiops sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Plesiops insularis Mooi & Randall, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plesiops sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Plesiops auritus Mooi, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plesiops nigricans (non Rüppell, 1828)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plesiops coeruleolineatus (non Rüppell, 1835)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Plesiops cephalotaenia (non Inger, 1955)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Trachinops taeniatus Günther, 1861
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis rodwayi Johnston, 1902
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Trachinops brauni Allen, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal1
Paraplesiops bleekeri (Günther, 1861)
acceptedseniornew
Plesiops bleekeri Günther, 1861
synonymseniororiginal1
Paraplesiops meleagris (Peters, 1869)
acceptedseniornew
Plesiops meleagris Peters, 1869
synonymseniororiginal1
Ruppelia prolongata Castelnau, 1873
synonymjuniororiginal1
Bleeckeria catafracta Castelnau, 1873
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Bleekeria catafracta Castelnau, 1873
synonymjuniororiginal
Plesiops gigas Steindachner, 1883
synonymjuniororiginal1
Paraplesiops poweri Ogilby, 1908
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Paraplesiops powleri Ogilby, 1908
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Paraplesiops joliffei Ogilby, 1916
synonymjuniororiginal
Paraplesiops alisonae Hoese & Kuiter, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Paraplesiops alisoniae Hoese & Kuiter, 1984
synonymseniororiginal
Paraplesiops sinclairi Hutchins, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal1
Calloplesiops altivelis (Steindachner, 1903)
acceptedseniornew
Plesiops altivelis Steindachner, 1903
synonymseniororiginal1
! Callopresiops altivelis (Steindachner, 1903)
synonymseniornew
Barrosia barrosi Smith, 1952
synonymjuniororiginal1
Calloplesiops argus Fowler & Bean, 1930
acceptedseniororiginal1
Assessor macneilli Whitley, 1935
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Assessor macneili Whitley, 1935
synonymseniororiginal
Assessor flavissimus Allen & Kuiter, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
Assessor randalli Allen & Kuiter, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
Fraudella carassiops Whitley, 1935
acceptedseniororiginal1
Steeneichthys plesiopsus Allen & Randall, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Acanthoclininae
acceptedseniororiginal1
Acanthoclinus littoreus (Forster, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Blennius littoreus Forster, 1801
synonymseniororiginal1
Taumakoides littoreus (Forster, 1801)
synonymseniornew
Blennius quadridactylus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal1
Acanthoclinus quadridactylus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Acanthoclinus matti (Hardy, 1985)
acceptedseniornew
Taumakoides matti Hardy, 1985
synonymseniororiginal1
Acanthoclinus rua (Hardy, 1985)
acceptedseniornew
Taumakoides rua Hardy, 1985
synonymseniororiginal1
Notograptus guttatus Günther, 1867
acceptedseniororiginal1
Blanchardia maculata Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Notograptus kauffmani Tyler & Smith, 1970
synonymjuniororiginal1
Notograptus gregoryi Whitley, 1941
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Notograptus gregory Whitley, 1941
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Acanthoplesiops hiatti (non Schultz, 1953)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Acanthoplesiops echinatus Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Acanthoplesiops naka Mooi & Gill, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Ernogrammoides fasciatus Chen & Liang, 1948
synonymjuniororiginal1
Belonepterygion fasciatus (Chen & Liang, 1948)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
Beliops batanensis Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
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