Family Stromateidae - Butterfishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 3 | Species : 15 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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Coastal. Distribution: North and south America, western Africa, and Indo-Pacific. Usually very deep-bodied. Adults without pelvic fins but pelvic girdle present. Continuous dorsal fin. Usually 2-6 spines in anal fin; soft rays 30-50.
  Etymology
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Greek, stromatos = bedspread; and also greek, stromataios, -ou = a fish with flattened body and colour spotted. Old bedspreads ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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  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 | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Scombrimorpharia | Scombriformes | Stromateidae

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

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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 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
Stromateus fiatola Linnaeus, 1758
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chrysostromus fiatoloides Lacep├Ęde, 1802
synonymjuniororiginal2
Fiatola fasciata Risso, 1827
synonymjuniororiginal2
Stromateus fasciatus (Risso, 1827)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Stromateus microchirus (Cuvier, 1833)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Stromateus maculatus (non Cuvier, 1833)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Peprilus paru (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Stromateus paru Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal2
Chaetodon alepidotus Linnaeus, 1766
synonymjuniororiginal2
Peprilus alepidotus (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymjuniornew
! Peprilus alepidatus (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
Poronotus burti (non Fowler, 1944)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Peprilus simillimus (Ayres, 1860)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Palometa simillima (Ayres, 1860)
synonymseniornew
Peprilus medius (Peters, 1869)
acceptedseniornew
Stromateus medius Peters, 1869
synonymseniororiginal2
Peprilus snyderi Gilbert & Starks, 1904
acceptedseniororiginal2
Peprilus burti Fowler, 1944
acceptedseniororiginal2
Peprilus ovatus Horn, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pampus argenteus (Euphrasen, 1788)
acceptedseniornew
Stromateus argenteus Euphrasen, 1788
synonymseniororiginal2
Stromateoides argenteus (Euphrasen, 1788)
synonymseniornew
! Pampus argentus (Euphrasen, 1788)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pampus cinereus (Bloch, 1795)
synonymjuniornew
Stromatioides nozawae Ishikawa, 1904
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pampus chinensis (Euphrasen, 1788)
acceptedseniornew
Stromateus chinensis Euphrasen, 1788
synonymseniororiginal2
Stromateus sinensis Forster, 1795
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Pampus punctatissimus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
acceptedseniornew
Stromateus punctatissimus Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
synonymseniororiginal2
Pampus echinogaster (Basilewsky, 1855)
acceptedseniornew
Stromateus echinogaster Basilewsky, 1855
synonymseniororiginal2
Pampus minor Liu & Li, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal2
Stromateoides argenteus (non Euphrasen, 1788)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
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