Family Xenisthmidae - Collared wrigglers
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 6 | Species : 14 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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Indo-Pacific. Lower lip with a free ventral margin; six branchiostegal rays. Suggested new common name for this family from Ref. 58418. Species are small (mostly less than 2.5 cm SL) and very secretive; lives on sand patches adjacent to coral reefs or reef rubble (Ref. 94949).
  Etymology
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Greek, xenos = strange, rare + Greek, isthmia, -on = neck, throat, narrow passage ( Ref. 45335).
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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 | Gobiomorpharia | Gobiiformes | Gobioidei | Xenisthmidae

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[ e.g. cephalopods]


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

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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:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Xenisthmus clarus (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
acceptedseniornew
Hetereleotris clara Jordan & Seale, 1906
synonymseniororiginal2
Xenisthmus clara (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
synonymseniornew
Xenisthmus proriger Snyder, 1908
synonymjuniororiginal2
Xenisthmus polyzonatus (Klunzinger, 1871)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris polyzonatus Klunzinger, 1871
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Xenisthmus chapmani (Schultz, 1966)
acceptedseniornew
Kraemericus chapmani Schultz, 1966
synonymseniororiginal2
Xenisthmus balius Gill & Randall, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal2
Xenisthmus chi Gill & Hoese, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal2
Xenisthmus sp. 2 Not applicable
synonymotherother
Xenisthmus eirospilus Gill & Hoese, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal2
Xenisthmus semicinctus Gill & Hoese, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal2
Xenisthmus sp. 1 Not applicable
synonymotherother
Gymnoxenisthmus tigrellus Gill, Bogorodsky & Mal, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Tyson belos Springer, 1983
acceptedseniororiginal2
Rotuma lewisi Springer, 1988
acceptedseniororiginal2
Paraxenisthmus springeri Gill & Hoese, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal2
Paraxenisthmus cerberusi Winterbottom & Gill, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal2
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