Family Chaunacidae - Sea toads
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 2 | Species : 19 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: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. With large balloon-shaped flabby inflatable bodies; the rough louse skin is covered with small spine-like scales. The mouth is large and nearly vertical with small teeths in bands on the jaws, vomer, and palatines. First dorsal spine bearing a bait or esca that fits into a scaleless U-shaped depression (illicial cavity) on the snout; second and third dorsal spines invisibly embedded behind first; 10-12 dorsal soft rays; anal fin with 5-7 rays; pelvics with 1 spine and 4 soft-rays; pectorals arm-like. Gill opening behind and above pectoral fin base. Lateral lines are open canals especially conspicious on the head, protected by enlarged spiny scales on either side of the canal. Species inhabit continental slopes in all oceans.
  Etymology
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Greek, chaunax, -akos = unreality, vanity conceited ( 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 | Percomorpharia | Lophiiformes | Chaunacoidei | Chaunacidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Chaunacidae 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:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Chaunax pictus Lowe, 1846
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chaunax nuttingii Garman, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal1
Chaunax fimbriatus (non Hilgendorf, 1879)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chaunax pencillatus (non McCulloch, 1915)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chaunax fimbriatus Hilgendorf, 1879
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chaunax umbrinus Gilbert, 1905
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chaunax penicillatus McCulloch, 1915
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Chaunax pencillatus McCulloch, 1915
synonymseniororiginal
Chaunax tosaensis Okamura & Oryuu, 1984
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chaunax endeavouri Whitley, 1929
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chaunax fimbriatus (non Hilgendorf, 1879)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chaunax stigmaeus Fowler, 1946
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chaunax abei Le Danois, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chaunax breviradius Le Danois, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Chaunax breviradiatus Le Danois, 1978
synonymseniororiginal
Chaunax flammeus Le Danois, 1979
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
Chaunax latipunctatus Le Danois, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chaunax suttkusi Caruso, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chaunax pictus (non Lowe, 1846)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chaunax nudiventer Ho & Shao, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chaunax pictus (non Lowe, 1846)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Chaunax flavomaculatus Ho, Roberts & Stewart, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal
Chaunax sp. A Not applicable
synonymotherother
Chaunax mulleus Ho, Roberts & Stewart, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chaunax reticulatus Ho, Roberts & Stewart, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chaunax russatus Ho, Roberts & Stewart, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chaunacops coloratus (Garman, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Chaunax coloratus Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal1
Bathychaunax coloratus (Garman, 1899)
synonymseniornew
Chaunacops roseus (Barbour, 1941)
acceptedseniornew
Chaunax roseus Barbour, 1941
synonymseniororiginal1
Bathychaunax roseus (Barbour, 1941)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
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