Family Sternoptychidae - Marine hatchetfishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 10 | Species : 73 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, and Pacific Oceans. Branchiostegal rays 10, except Sternoptyx with 6; 3 on epihyal. Branchiostegal photophores 3-7 (mode 6). Branchiostegal pseudobranch present. Suggested new common name for this family from Ref. 58418.
  Etymology
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Greek, sternon = chest, breast + Greek, ptyx, -ychos = fold, crease ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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sluggish
  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 | Stomiatii | Stomiatiformes | Sternoptychidae

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[ e.g. 9948]
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Sternoptychidae as currently in FishBase

Important recommendation:

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.

But we appreciate to be cited in publications when this list has been of any working value. In particular, for published scientific, we suggest then to cite it in the Material and Method section as a useful tool to conduct the research, but again, not as a taxonomic or nomenclatural authority reference.

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:

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Sternoptychinae
Sternoptyx diaphana Hermann, 1781
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Sternopteryx diaphana Hermann, 1781
synonymseniororiginal
Sternoptyx obscura Garman, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Sternopteryx obscura Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
Sternoptyx diaphana (non Hermann, 1781)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana Borodulina, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal1
Sternoptyx diaphana (non Hermann, 1781)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Argyripnus hemigymnus (Cocco, 1829)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Argyropelecus durvillei Valenciennes, 1849
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Argyropelecus d'Urvillei Valenciennes, 1849
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Argyropelecus heathi Gilbert, 1905
synonymjuniororiginal1
Argyropelecus olfersii (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Sternoptyx olfersii Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal1
Pleurothyris olfersii (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Argyropelachus olfersi (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Argyropelecus olfersi (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Argyropelecus lynchus (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Argyropelecus aculeatus Valenciennes, 1850
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Argyropelachus aculeatus Valenciennes, 1850
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Argyropelecus amabilis (Ogilby, 1888)
synonymjuniornew
! Argyropelachus amabilis (Ogilby, 1888)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Argyropelecus acanthurus (non Cocco, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Argyropelachus affinis Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Argyripnus lychnus (Garman, 1899)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniorchange in rank
! Argyropelecus lynchus Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal1
Argyripnus sladeni (Regan, 1908)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Argyropelecus olfersi (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Argyropelecus olfersii (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Argyropelecus lychnus (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Argyropelecus gigas Norman, 1930
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus spinosus Günther, 1887
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniorchange in rank
! Polyipnus spinosis Günther, 1887
synonymseniororiginal
! Polypnus spinosus Günther, 1887
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Polyipnus lateratus Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal
Polyipnus spinosus (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Polyipnus stereope Jordan & Starks, 1904
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus spinosus stereope Jordan & Starks, 1904
synonymseniorchange in rank
! Polyipnus sterope Jordan & Starks, 1904
synonymseniororiginal
Polyipnus spinosus (non Günther, 1877)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Polyipnus nuttingi Gilbert, 1905
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus tridentifer McCulloch, 1914
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Polyipnus trigentifer McCulloch, 1914
synonymseniororiginal
Polyipnus spinosus (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Polyipnus fraseri Fowler, 1934
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus spinosis (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Polyipnus tridentifer (non McCulloch, 1914)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Polyipnus asteroides Schultz, 1938
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus laternatus (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Polyipnus triphanos Schultz, 1938
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus unispinus Schultz, 1938
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Polyipnus indicus Schultz, 1961
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus nuttingi (non Gilbert, 1905)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Polyipnus matsubarai Schultz, 1961
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus japonicus Schultz, 1961
synonymjuniororiginal1
Polyipnus asteroides (non Schultz, 1938)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Polyipnus polli Schultz, 1961
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus spinosus (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Polyipnus laternatus (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Polyipnus meteori Kotthaus, 1967
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus oluolus Baird, 1971
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus omphus Baird, 1971
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus laternatus (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Polyipnus ruggeri Baird, 1971
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus elongatus Borodulina, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus parini Borodulina, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus spinifer Borodulina, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus spinosus (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Polyipnus tridentifer (non McCulloch, 1914)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Polyipnus inermis Borodulina, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus paxtoni Harold, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus danae Harold, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus asper Harold, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus bruuni Harold, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus clarus Harold, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus latirastrus Last & Harold, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus ovatus Harold, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus soelae Harold, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyipnus limatulus Harold & Wessel, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maurolicinae
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maurolicus muelleri (Gmelin, 1789)
acceptedseniornew
Scopelus humboldtii Yarrel, 1836
synonymjuniororiginal
Salmo muelleri Gmelin, 1789
synonymseniororiginal1
! Maurolicus mülleri (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymseniornew
! Mauroluccius mulleri (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymseniornew
Argentina pennanti Walbaum, 1792
synonymjuniororiginal1
Maurolicus pennanti (Walbaum, 1792)
synonymjuniornew
Scopelus borealis Nilsson, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal1
Scopelus maurolici Valenciennes, 1850
synonymjuniororiginal2
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Maurolicus japonicus (non Ishikawa, 1915)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Maurolicus mucronatus Klunzinger, 1871
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Triarcus australis (Hector, 1875)
synonymseniornew
Maurolicus parvipinnis Vaillant, 1888
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maurolicus japonicus Ishikawa, 1915
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maurolicus breviculus Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maurolicus imperatorius Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maurolicus inventionis Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maurolicus javanicus Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maurolicus kornilovorum Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maurolicus rudjakovi Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maurolicus stehmanni Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maurolicus walvisensis Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
Maurolicus weitzmani Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Argyripnus ephippiatus Gilbert & Cramer, 1897
acceptedseniororiginal1
Argyripnus iridescens McCulloch, 1926
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Argyripnus brocki Struhsaker, 1973
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Argyripnus pharos Harold & Lancaster, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal1
Argyripnus hulleyi Quéro, Spitz & Vayne, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Danaphos oculatus (Garman, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Maurolicus oculatus Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal1
Thorophos euryops Bruun, 1931
acceptedseniororiginal1
Thorophos nexilis (Myers, 1932)
acceptedseniornew
Neophos nexilis Myers, 1932
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Araiophos eastropas Ahlstrom & Moser, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
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