Family Stephanoberycidae - Pricklefishes
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 4 | Species : 4 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 (off South Africa) and Pacific. Tropical and subtropical western parts. Spines weak, if present, confined to dorsal and anal fins; each fin with about 10-14 soft rays. Pelvic fin insertion abdominal or subabdominal; spine absent, 5 soft rays. 8-11 procurrent spines preceding the principal caudal fin rays dorsally and ventrally. Smooth or spiny scales. Faint lateral line. Vertebrae 30-33.
  Etymology
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Greek, stephanos = crown + Greek, Greek, beryx or berys = a name of a fish, in reference to Berycidae with thin osseus ridges on the head.
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
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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 | Berycimorphaceae | Beryciformes | Stephanoberycidae

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


Species/Synonymy list for the family Stephanoberycidae 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.

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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 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Stephanoberyx gillii Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal1
Malacosarcus macrostoma (Günther, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Scopelus macrostoma Günther, 1878
synonymseniororiginal1
Abyssoberyx levisquamosus Merrett & Moore, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal1
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