Family Brachionichthyidae - Handfishes
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 5 | 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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lower   Tertiary     Eocene
Ref..   Nelson, J.S. 1994
  Remark
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Distribution: southern Australia, primarily off Tasmania. Deep-bodied. Skin rnaked or covered with denticles. Second dorsal spine joined to the third by a membrane. Gill opening small, behind pectoral fin base. Dorsal fin with 15-18 unbranched soft rays. Anal fin rays 7-10. Pelvic fin with one spine and 4 soft rays. Maximum length 15 cm. Benthic fishes, occurring in inshore waters at depths up to 60 m. Also called warty anglers.
  Etymology
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Latin, bracchium = arm + Greek, ichthys = fish
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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 | Percomorpharia | Lophiiformes | Antennarioidei | Brachionichthyidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Brachionichthyidae 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 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
Brachionichthys hirsutus (Lacep├Ęde, 1804)
acceptedseniornew
Lophius hirsutus Lacep├Ęde, 1804
synonymseniororiginal1
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Brachionichthys australis Last, Gledhill & Holmes, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal1
Brachionichthys sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Brachionichthys sp. 2 Not applicable
synonymotherother
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Sympterichthys politus (Richardson, 1844)
acceptedseniornew
Cheironectes politus Richardson, 1844
synonymseniororiginal2
Brachionichthys politus (Richardson, 1844)
synonymseniornew
Thymichthys politus (Richardson, 1844)
synonymseniornew
Sympterichthys moultoni Last & Gledhill, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Brachiopsilus ziebelli Last & Gledhill, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Brachiopsilus dianthus Last & Gledhill, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Brachiopsilus dossenus Last & Gledhill, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pezichthys amplispinus Last & Gledhill, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pezichthys compressus Last & Gledhill, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pezichthys eltanini Last & Gledhill, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pezichthys macropinnis Last & Gledhill, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pezichthys nigrocilium Last & Gledhill, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Thymichthys verrucosus (McCulloch & Waite, 1918)
acceptedseniornew
Sympterichthys verrucosus McCulloch & Waite, 1918
synonymseniororiginal1
Brachionichthys verrucosus (McCulloch & Waite, 1918)
synonymseniornew
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