Family Hepsetidae - African pikes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 6 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: tropical Africa. Body elongate and pikelike. Snout long. Mouth large. Teeth as few large canines and smaller pointed ones. Dorsal fin rays 9. Anal fin with 11 rays, inserted behind dorsal fin. Scales cycloid; 49-60 along lateral line. Attains 30 cm maximum length. Eggs nested in floating foam. Considered a gamefish. Suggested new common name for this family from Ref. 58418.
  Etymology
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Greek, epsetos, -e, -on, epsetoi = little fishes ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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Guarders
  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 | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | | Otophysa | | | | | | Characiphysae | Characiformes | Characoidei | | Hepsetidae

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[ e.g. 9948]
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[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Hepsetidae 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
Hepsetus odoe (Bloch, 1794)
acceptedseniornew
! Sarcodaces odor (Bloch, 1794)
synonymseniornew
Hepsetus fulvus (Shaw, 1804)
synonymjuniornew
Salmo fulvus Shaw, 1804
synonymjuniororiginal
Salmo odoe Bloch, 1794
synonymseniororiginal2
Hydrocyonoides odoe (Bloch, 1794)
synonymseniornew
Sarcodaces odoe (Bloch, 1794)
synonymseniornew
Xiphorhamphus odoe (Bloch, 1794)
synonymseniornew
Xiphorynchus odoe (Bloch, 1794)
synonymseniornew
Hepsetus akawo Decru, Vreven & Snoeks, 2012
synonymjuniororiginal2
Hepsetus cuvieri (Castelnau, 1861)
acceptedseniornew
Hydrocyonoides cuvieri Castelnau, 1861
synonymseniororiginal1
Hepsetus odoe (non Bloch, 1794)
misappliedmisappliednew
Hepsetus microlepis (Boulenger, 1901)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Hepsetus lineatus (Pellegrin, 1926)
acceptedseniornew
Sarcodaces odoe lineata Pellegrin, 1926
synonymseniororiginal2
Hepsetus lineata (Pellegrin, 1926)
synonymseniornew
Hepsetus odoe lineata (Pellegrin, 1926)
synonymseniornew
Hepsetus odoe (non Bloch, 1794)
misappliedmisappliednew
Hepsetus kingsleyae Vreven, Decru & Snoeks, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
Hepsetus odoe (non Bloch, 1794)
misappliedmisappliednew
Hepsetus occidentalis Decru, Snoeks & Vreven, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
Hepsetus odoe (non Bloch, 1794)
misappliedmisappliednew
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