Family Regalecidae - Oarfishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 2 | Species : 3 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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    upper   Pliocene
Ref..   Roberts, T.R. 2012
  Remark
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Distribution: all oceans (Ref. 7463). Distinguished by extremely long body, reduction of pelvic fins to one elongate ray per fin which originates from the thorax and extends posteriorly to the vent, and dorsal fin positioned posterior to vent (Ref. 92949). Dorsal fin base very long, with origin well behind tip of snout. First few dorsal fin rays bright red and longer than remaining fin rays. Without anal fin. Scaleless. Small-eyed. Toothless. No swim bladder. Number of gill rakers variable. About 8 m maximum length (Ref. 7463). Autotomy of the posterior end of the body unique amongst lampridiforms (Ref. 92949).
  Etymology
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Latin, regalis = royal ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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  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 | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Lampridacea | Lampridiformes | Regalecidae

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


Species/Synonymy list for the family Regalecidae 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:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Regalecus glesne Ascanius, 1772
acceptedseniororiginal1
Regalecus remipes Brünnich, 1788
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cepola gladius Walbaum, 1792
synonymjuniororiginal1
Gymnetrus grillii Lindroth, 1798
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cephalepis octomaculatus Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gymnetrus gladius Valenciennes, 1835
synonymjuniororiginal1
Gymnetrus telum Valenciennes, 1835
synonymjuniororiginal1
Gymnetrus banksii Valenciennes, 1835
synonymjuniororiginal1
Regalecus banksii (Valenciennes, 1835)
synonymjuniornew
Gymnetrus capensis Valenciennes, 1835
synonymjuniororiginal1
Regalecus jonesii Newman, 1860
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Regalecus masterii De Vis, 1892
synonymjuniororiginal2
Regalecus russelii (Cuvier, 1816)
acceptedseniornew
! Gymnetrus hawkinsii Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymotheroriginal
Gymnetrus russelii Cuvier, 1816
synonymseniororiginal1
! Regalecus russellii (Cuvier, 1816)
synonymseniornew
Gymnetrus hawkenii Bloch, 1795
synonymjuniororiginal1
Regalecus caudatus Zugmayer, 1914
synonymjuniororiginal2
Regalecus woodjonesi Whitley, 1933
synonymotheroriginal2
Regalecus kinoi Castro-Aguirre, Arvizu-Martinez & Alarcón-Gonzalez, 1991
synonymjuniororiginal2
Agrostichthys parkeri (Benham, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Regalecus parkeri Benham, 1904
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
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