Family Retropinnidae - New Zealand smelts
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 3 | Species : 6 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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Fresh- and brackishwater; some partly marine. Distribution: New Zealand, Chatham Islands, southeastern Australia, and Tasmania. With adipose fin. Forked caudal fin. Caudal fin rays 16; branched. Scales cycloid. Lateral line absent. Abdomen with a small horny keel along midventral before anus. Teeth on vomerine, palatine, and basibranchial. Branchiostegal rays usually 5 or 6. No pyloric caeca. Gonad unpaired (left only).
  Etymology
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Greek, retro = back + Greek, pinna = feather ( 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 | Stomiati | | | | | | | | | Osmeriformes | Retropinnoidei | | Retropinnidae

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


Species/Synonymy list for the family Retropinnidae 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
Retropinninae
Retropinna retropinna (Richardson, 1848)
acceptedseniornew
Argentina retropinna Richardson, 1848
synonymseniororiginal2
Retropinna osmeroides Meek & Hildebrand, 1928
synonymjuniororiginal2
Retropinna semoni (Weber, 1895)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Retropinna victoriae Stokell, 1941
synonymjuniororiginal2
Retropinna tasmanica McCulloch, 1920
acceptedseniororiginal2
Stokellia anisodon (Stokell, 1941)
acceptedseniornew
Retropinna anisodon Stokell, 1941
synonymseniororiginal2
Prototroctinae
Prototroctes maraena Günther, 1864
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
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