Family Carapidae - Pearlfishes
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 8 | Species : 35 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: tropical and subtropical Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Dorsal fin rays shorter than opposite anal rays. Anus of adults and origin of anal fin located behind head and usually under pectoral fin, under vertebrae 1 - 13. Translucent eel-like fishes without scales. Wide gill openings, reaching far forward. Vomerine, palatine and jaw teeth present. No opercular spines. Branchiostegal rays 6-7. No supramaxillary. Vertebrae about 85-145. Vexillum present in larvae. Eggs are pelagic, oval, and slightly over 1 mm in the longest dimension (Ref. 240). Pearlfishes are free-living (Echiodon), commensal (Carapus, Onuxodon), or parasitic (Encheliophis, = Jordanicus), living in association with shallow-water invertebrate hosts (holothurians, bivalves, starfishes), largely in coral-dominated communities. Family members occur in shelf and slope waters of 0-2,000 m depth and range from about 65°N to 60°S.
  Etymology
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Greek kara ("head") and apous ("without foot", pelvic fin, which is thoracic in position, if present) (P.Adamicka, pers.comm. 08/09).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
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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 | Ophidiimorpharia | Ophidiiformes | Ophidioidei | Carapidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Carapidae 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 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
Carapinae
Carapus acus (Brünnich, 1768)
acceptedseniornew
Gymnotus acus Brünnich, 1768
synonymseniororiginal1
Diaphasia acus (Brünnich, 1768)
synonymseniornew
Fierasfer acus (Brünnich, 1768)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Fierasfer fontanesii (Risso, 1810)
synonymjuniornew
Ophidium imberbe Cuvier, 1815
synonymjuniororiginal1
Carapus imberbis (Cuvier, 1815)
synonymjuniornew
Fierasfer imberbis (Cuvier, 1815)
synonymjuniornew
Ophidium fierasfer Risso, 1827
synonymjuniororiginal1
Fierasfer maculata Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Encheliophis tenuis Putnam, 1874
synonymjuniororiginal1
Carapus cuspis Arnold, 1956
synonymjuniororiginal1
Carapus birpex Arnold, 1956
synonymjuniororiginal1
Carapus variegatus (non Fowler & Steinitz, 1956)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Carapus bermudensis (Jones, 1874)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Disparichthys herrei Schultz, 1938
synonymjuniororiginal1
Carapus chavesi Ancona López, 1956
synonymjuniororiginal1
Carapus recifensis Ancona López, 1956
synonymjuniororiginal1
Fierasfer dubius (non Putnam, 1874)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Carapus dubius (Putnam, 1874)
acceptedseniornew
Fierasfer dubius Putnam, 1874
synonymseniororiginal1
Encheliophis dubius (Putnam, 1874)
synonymseniornew
Fierasfer caninus Günther, 1862
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Fierasfer arenicola Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
synonymjuniororiginal1
Fierasfer microdon Gilbert, 1905
synonymjuniororiginal1
Leptofierasfer macrurus Meek & Hildebrand, 1928
synonymjuniororiginal1
Carapus sluiteri (Weber, 1905)
acceptedseniornew
Fierasfer sluiteri Weber, 1905
synonymseniororiginal1
Carapus mourlani (Petit, 1934)
acceptedseniornew
Fierasfer mourlani Petit, 1934
synonymseniororiginal1
Encheliophis mourlani (Petit, 1934)
synonymseniornew
Oxybeles lumbricoides Bleeker, 1854
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Carapus pindae Smith, 1955
synonymjuniororiginal1
Carapus mayottae Smith, 1955
synonymjuniororiginal1
Carapus variegatus Fowler & Steinitz, 1956
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Carapus homei (non Richardson, 1846)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Echiodon drummondii Thompson, 1837
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Echiodon drummondi Thompson, 1837
synonymseniororiginal
Echiodon dentatus (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Ophidium dentatum Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal1
Carapus dentatus (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Fierasfer dentatus (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Echiodon rendahli (Whitley, 1941)
acceptedseniornew
Carapus rendahli Whitley, 1941
synonymseniororiginal1
Echiodon exsilium Rosenblatt, 1961
acceptedseniororiginal1
Echiodon dawsoni Williams & Shipp, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal1
Echiodon sp. A Not applicable
synonymotherother
Echiodon cryomargarites Markle, Williams & Olney, 1983
acceptedseniororiginal1
Echiodon anchipterus Williams, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Echiodon coheni Williams, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Echiodon neotes Markle & Olney, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Echiodon pegasus Markle & Olney, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Echiodon pukaki Markle & Olney, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Echiodon atopus Anderson, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
Encheliophis jordani Heller & Snodgrass, 1903
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniornew
Encheliophis homei (Richardson, 1846)
acceptedseniornew
Oxybeles homei Richardson, 1846
synonymseniororiginal1
Carapus homei (Richardson, 1846)
synonymseniornew
Fierasfer homei (Richardson, 1846)
synonymseniornew
! Echeliophis homei (Richardson, 1846)
synonymseniornew
Oxybelus brandesii Bleeker, 1851
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Fierasfer brandesu (Bleeker, 1851)
synonymjuniornew
! Oxybeles brandesii Bleeker, 1851
synonymjuniororiginal
Fierasfer neglectum Peters, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal1
Carapus neglectus (Peters, 1855)
synonymjuniornew
Fierasfer affinis Günther, 1862
synonymjuniororiginal1
Fierasfer acus (non Brünnich, 1768)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Fierasfer caninus (non Günther, 1862)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Carapus parvipinnis (Kaup, 1856)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniornew
Fierasfer kagoshimanus Steindachner & Döderlein, 1887
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Encheliophis gracilis (Bleeker, 1856)
acceptedseniornew
Oxybeles gracilis Bleeker, 1856
synonymseniororiginal1
Carapus gracilis (Bleeker, 1856)
synonymseniornew
Jordanicus gracilis (Bleeker, 1856)
synonymseniornew
! Enchelyophis gracilis (Bleeker, 1856)
synonymseniornew
Fierasfer umbratilis Jordan & Evermann, 1903
synonymjuniororiginal1
Fierasfer houlti Ogilby, 1922
synonymjuniororiginal1
Carapus houlti (Ogilby, 1922)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniornew
Carapus sagamianus Tanaka, 1908
synonymseniororiginal1
Encheliophis vermiops Markle & Olney, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Encheliophis chardewalli Parmentier, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Onuxodon parvibrachium (Fowler, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Onuxodon parvibranchium (Fowler, 1927)
synonymseniornew
Carapus reedi Smith, 1955
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Onuxodon margaritiferae (Rendahl, 1921)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Onuxodon margaritifer (Rendahl, 1921)
synonymseniornew
Onuxodon fowleri (Smith, 1955)
acceptedseniornew
Jordanicus fowleri Smith, 1955
synonymseniororiginal1
Carapus reedi Smith, 1955
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Jordanicus caninus (non Günther, 1862)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Carapus margaritiferae (non Rendahl, 1921)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Onuxodon margaritiferae (non Rendahl, 1921)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pyramodontinae
Pyramodon ventralis Smith & Radcliffe, 1913
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pyramodon punctatus (Regan, 1914)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Pyramodon ventralis (non Smith & Radcliffe, 1913)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pyramodon lindas Markle & Olney, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pyramodon parini Markle & Olney, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pyramodon ventralis (non Smith & Radcliffe, 1913)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Snyderidia canina Gilbert, 1905
acceptedseniororiginal1
Snyderidia bothrops Robins & Nielsen, 1970
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Snyderidia bathrops Robins & Nielsen, 1970
synonymjuniororiginal
Eurypleuron owasianum (Matsubara, 1953)
acceptedseniornew
Carapus owasianus Matsubara, 1953
synonymseniororiginal1
Echiodon owasianus (Matsubara, 1953)
synonymseniornew
Eurypleuron cinereum (Smith, 1955)
acceptedseniornew
Carapus cinereus Smith, 1955
synonymseniororiginal2
Echiodon cinereus (Smith, 1955)
synonymseniornew
Eurypleuron cinereus (Smith, 1955)
synonymseniornew
Eurypleuron owasianum (non Matsubara, 1953)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Tetragondacninae
Tetragondacnus spilotus Anderson & Satria, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal1
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