Family Heteropneustidae - Airsac catfishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 5 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: Pakistan to Thailand. Elongate and compressed body. Head strongly depressed. Barbels 4 pairs. A long air sac that serves as a lung extends backwards from gill chamber. Short dorsal fin with no leading spine. No adipose fin or present as a low ridge. Pectoral spines with associated poison gland dangerous to humans.
  Etymology
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Greek, heteros = other + Greek, pneo = breath ( 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 | Siluriformes | Siluroidei | Heteropneustidae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
Glossary
[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Heteropneustidae 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.

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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 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
acceptedseniornew
Silurus fossilis Bloch, 1794
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Silurus singio Hamilton, 1822
synonymjuniororiginal1
Saccobranchus singio (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymjuniornew
Silurus laticeps Swainson, 1838
synonymjuniororiginal1
Silurus biserratus Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Heteropneustes microps (non Günther, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Saccobranchus microps (non Günther, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Clarisilurus kemratensis (non Fowler, 1937)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Heteropneustes microps (Günther, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Saccobranchus microps Günther, 1864
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Heteropneustes fossilis (non Bloch, 1794)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Heteropneustes longipectoralis Rema Devi & Raghunathan, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal1
Heteropneustes nani Hossain, Sraker, Sharifuzzaman & Chowdhury, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
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