Family Scomberesocidae - Sauries
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 2 | Species : 5 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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upper   Tertiary     Miocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Marine; epipelagic. Distribution: tropical and temperate waters. Small scales: Nanichthys and Elassichthys with 70-91 scales along midline and 107-148 in Scomberesox and Cololabis. Relatively small mouth opening. Jaws elongated into beaks, ranging from long, slender beaks to relatively short ones with lower jaw only slightly elongated. Finlets 5-7 following both dorsal and anal fins. Dorsal fin with 14-18 rays. Anal fin with 16-21 rays. Relatively small teeth. No swim bladder. Ovary unpaired in two dwarf species. Total vertebrae 54-70; precaudal 32-43. About 46 cm maximum length.
  Etymology
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Latin, scomber = mackerel, esox = pike.
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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active
  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 | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Ovalentaria | Atherinomorphae | Beloniformes | Exocoetoidei | Scomberesocidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Scomberesocidae 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
acceptedseniornew
Esox saurus Walbaum, 1792
synonymseniororiginal5
Belone saurus (Walbaum, 1792)
synonymseniornew
Scomberesox saurus (Walbaum, 1792)
acceptedseniornew
! Scombeserox saurus (Walbaum, 1792)
synonymseniornew
! Scombresox saurus (Walbaum, 1792)
synonymseniornew
Esox brasiliensis Pennant, 1787
ambiguousotheroriginal5
Scomberesox camperii Lacepède, 1803
synonymjuniororiginal5
! Scomberesox camperi Lacepède, 1803
synonymjuniororiginal
Sayris hians Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal5
Sayris serrata Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal5
Sayris bimaculatus Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal5
Sayris recurvirostra Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal5
Sayris maculata Rafinesque, 1810
ambiguousotheroriginal5
synonymjuniororiginal5
synonymjuniororiginal5
synonymjuniororiginal5
Scombresox rondeletii Valenciennes, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal5
! Scombresox rondeleti Valenciennes, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal5
acceptedseniornew
Sairis scombroides Richardson, 1843
synonymseniororiginal5
! Scomberesox saurus scomberoides (Richardson, 1843)
synonymseniornew
! Scombresox scombroides (Richardson, 1843)
synonymseniornew
Scombresox forsteri Valenciennes, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal5
Scomberesox forsteri Valenciennes, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal
Scomberesox stolatus de Buen, 1959
synonymjuniororiginal5
Scomberesox saurus (non Walbaum, 1792)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Scombresox saurus (non Walbaum, 1792)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Scomberesox aequirostrum (non Lesueur, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Scombresox aequirostrum (non Lesueur, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Scombresox equirostrum (non Lesueur, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Scomberesox scutellatum (non Lesueur, 1821)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Cololabis saira (non Brevoort, 1856)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Scomberesox simulans (Hubbs & Wisner, 1980)
acceptedseniornew
Nanichthys simulans Hubbs & Wisner, 1980
synonymseniororiginal1
Scomberesox saurus (non Walbaum, 1792)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Scombresox saurus (non Walbaum, 1792)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Scombresox scutellatus (non Lesueur, 1821)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Cololabis saira (Brevoort, 1856)
acceptedseniornew
Scomberesox saira Brevoort, 1856
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cololabis adocetus Böhlke, 1951
acceptedseniororiginal1
Elassichthys adocetus (Böhlke, 1951)
synonymseniornew
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