Family Synaphobranchidae - Cutthroat eels
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 12 | Species : 38 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. Opening of gills low on body, below or at the insertion of pectoral fin. Pectoral fin absent in a few species. Third hypobranchial directed forward from midline, meeting third ceratobranchial at a sharp angle. Vertebrae 110-205. Eyes telescopic in the larval stage; its lens at anterodorsal end.
  Etymology
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Greek, synaphe, -es = union, adjacent + Greek, brangchia = gills ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Elopocephalai | Elopocephala | Elopomorpha | Anguilliformes | Synaphobranchidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Synaphobranchidae 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 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

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
Synaphobranchinae
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Synaphobranchus kaupi Johnson, 1862
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Synaphobranchus pinnatus (non Gronow, 1854)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Synapobranchus affinis Günther, 1877
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Synaphobranchus pinnatus (non Gronow, 1854)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Histiobranchus bathybius (Günther, 1877)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniornew
Synaphobranchus australis (non Regan, 1913)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Histiobranchus bathybius (non Günther, 1877)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Synaphobranchus bathybius (non Günther, 1877)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Synaphobranchus bruuni (Castle, 1964)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ilyophis capensis (Barnard, 1923)
synonymseniornew
Synaphobranchus capensis (Barnard, 1923)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Diastobranchus danae (Bruun, 1937)
synonymjuniornew
Haptenchelys texis Robins & Martin, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ilyophinae
Ilyophis brunneus Gilbert, 1891
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ilyophis arx Robins, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ilyophis blachei Saldanha & Merrett, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ilyophis nigeli Shcherbachev & Sulak, 1997
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ilyophis robinsae Sulak & Shcherbachev, 1997
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ilyophis saldanhai Karmovskaya & Parin, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal1
Dysomma bucephalus Alcock, 1889
acceptedseniororiginal1
Dysomma brevirostre (Facciolà, 1887)
acceptedseniornew
Nettastoma brevirostre Facciolà, 1887
synonymseniororiginal1
Todarus brevirostre (Facciolà, 1887)
synonymseniornew
! Nettodarus brevirostris (Facciolà, 1887)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Dysomma muciparus (Alcock, 1891)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Dysomma anguillare Barnard, 1923
acceptedseniororiginal
! Dysomma anguillaris Barnard, 1923
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Dysomma melanurum Chen & Weng, 1967
acceptedseniororiginal1
Dysomma goslinei Robins & Robins, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
Dysomma fuscoventralis Karrer & Klausewitz, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Dysomma polycatodon Karrer, 1983
acceptedseniororiginal1
Dysomma tridens Robins, Böhlke & Robins, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal1
Dysomma opisthoproctus Chen & Mok, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal1
Dysomma longirostrum Chen & Mok, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal1
Dysommina rugosa Ginsburg, 1951
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Meadia abyssalis (Kamohara, 1938)
acceptedseniornew
Dysomma abyssale Kamohara, 1938
synonymseniororiginal1
! Meadia abyssale (Kamohara, 1938)
synonymseniornew
! Media abyssalis (Kamohara, 1938)
synonymseniornew
Meadia roseni Mok, Lee & Chan, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal1
Atractodenchelys phrix Robins & Robins, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal1
Atractodenchelys robinsorum Karmovskaya, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Thermobiotes mytilogeiton Geistdoerfer, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Thermobiotes mytelogeiton Geistdoerfer, 1991
synonymseniororiginal
Simenchelyinae
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
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