Family Trachichthyidae - Slimeheads
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 8 | Species : 49 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
:
some
  First Fossil Record
:
upper   Cretaceous   lower   Oligocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. Angle of preopercle with a distinct spine Posttemporal bone with posteriorly pointing spine. Pelvic fin 1 normal spine, 6-7 soft rays. Dorsal fin 3-8 spines, 10-19 soft rays. Anal fin 2-3 spines, 8-12 soft rays. Caudal fin often with 4-7 procurrent spines on each lobe. A median ridge of scutes on abdomen. Interspecific variation in type of scales. Body very deep to moderately deep. Some species are bioluminescent. Maximum length about 55 cm. Depth ranges from 100 to 1,500 m.
  Etymology
:
Greek, trachys = rough + Greek, ichthys = fish ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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sluggish
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Berycimorphaceae | Beryciformes | Trachichthyidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Trachichthyidae 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.

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
acceptedseniororiginal1
Amphiprion carinatus Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniorchange in rank
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal5
synonymjuniororiginal5
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Hoplostethus gigas (non McCulloch, 1914)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hoplostethus latus (non McCulloch, 1914)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hoplostethus mediterraneus latus (non McCulloch, 1914)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Hoplostethus mediterraneus (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hoplostethus japonicus Hilgendorf, 1879
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Hoplosthethus atlanticus Collett, 1889
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Hoplostethus islandicum Kotthaus, 1952
synonymjuniororiginal
Hoplostethus mento (Garman, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Trachichthys mento Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Hoplostethus mediterraneus (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hoplostethus atlanticus (non Collett, 1889)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hoplostethus gigas McCulloch, 1914
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplostethus latus McCulloch, 1914
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
Hoplostethus gigas (non McCulloch, 1914)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplostethus fragilis (de Buen, 1959)
acceptedseniornew
Leiogaster fragilis de Buen, 1959
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplosthethus mediterraneus (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hoplosthethus atlanticus (non Collett, 1889)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hoplostethus confinis Kotlyar, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplostethus abramovi Kotlyar, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Hoplostenthus druzhinini Kotlyar, 1986
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplostethus fedorovi Kotlyar, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplostethus rifti Kotlyar, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplostethus vniro Kotlyar, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplostethus cadenati (non Quéro, 1974)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplostethus robustispinus Moore & Dodd, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hoplostethus grandperrini Roberts & Gomon, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
Hoplostethus melanopeza Roberts & Gomon, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Paratrachichthys macleayi (Johnston, 1881)
acceptedseniornew
Trachichthys macleayi Johnston, 1881
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Gephyroberyx darwinii (Johnson, 1866)
acceptedseniornew
Gephyroberyx robustus Danil'chenko, 1960
synonymjuniororiginal
Trachichthys darwinii Johnson, 1866
synonymseniororiginal1
! Gephyroberys darwinii (Johnson, 1866)
synonymseniornew
! Gephyroberyx darwini (Johnson, 1866)
synonymseniornew
! Trachichthys darwini Johnson, 1866
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal1
Gephyroberyx japonicus (non Döderlein, 1883)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Trachichthys japonicus (non Döderlein, 1883)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hoplostethus atlanticus (non Collett, 1889)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gephyroberyx japonicus (Döderlein, 1883)
acceptedseniornew
Trachichthys japonicus Döderlein, 1883
synonymseniororiginal1
Aulotrachichthys latus (Fowler, 1938)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Aulotrachichthys prosthemius (Jordan & Fowler, 1902)
acceptedseniornew
Paratrachichthys prosthemius Jordan & Fowler, 1902
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Aulotrachichthys pulsator Gomon & Kuiter, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal1
Paratrachichthys pulsator (Gomon & Kuiter, 1987)
synonymseniornew
Sorosichthys ananassa Whitley, 1945
acceptedseniororiginal1
Optivus elongatus (Günther, 1859)
acceptedseniornew
Trachichthys elongatus Günther, 1859
synonymseniororiginal1
Hoplostethus elongatus (Günther, 1859)
synonymseniornew
Optivus agastos Gomon, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Optivus sp. 1 Not applicable
synonymotherother
Optivus sp. nov. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Hoplostethus elongatus (non Günther, 1859)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Optivus elongatus (non Günther, 1859)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Trachichthys elongatus (non Günther, 1859)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Optivus agrammus Gomon, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Parinoberyx horridus Kotlyar, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
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