Family Solenostomidae - Ghost pipefishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 6 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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some
  First Fossil Record
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lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Tropical. Short and compressed body with large stellate bony plates. First dorsal fin with 5 long weak spines; the second dorsal mounted on a base having 17-22 soft rays. Relatively large pelvic fins opposite first dorsal fin, with 1 spine and 6 soft rays. Gill openings moderately large. Lacking circumorbital bones. Vertebrae 32-34. Females with the pelvics forming a brood pouch for incubating eggs. Feed on tiny benthic invertebrates and zooplankton. Maximum length to 16 cm.
  Etymology
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Greek, solen = tube, pipe, channel + Greek, stoma = mouth ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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bearers
  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 | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Syngnatharia | | | Syngnathiformes | Syngnathoidei | | Solenostomidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Solenostomidae 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.

But we appreciate to be cited in publications when this list has been of any working value. In particular, for published scientific, we suggest then to cite it in the Material and Method section as a useful tool to conduct the research, but again, not as a taxonomic or nomenclatural authority reference.

Unless it is explicitly precised, the list is not complete, please search all original names published for the family in the Catalog of Fishes (genera, species), including those with uncertain or unknown status, that are not included in FishBase when they are not attached to a valid species.

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 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

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
Solenostomus paradoxus (Pallas, 1770)
acceptedseniornew
Fistularia paradoxa Pallas, 1770
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
! Solenostoma cyanopterus Bleeker, 1854
synonymseniororiginal1
Solenostomus bleekerii Duméril, 1870
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
! Solenostomus bleekeri Duméril, 1870
synonymjuniororiginal
Solenichthys raceki Whitley, 1955
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal2
Solenichthys armatus (Weber, 1913)
synonymseniornew
Solenostomus paegnius Jordan & Thompson, 1914
acceptedseniororiginal2
Solenichthys paegnius (Jordan & Thompson, 1914)
synonymseniornew
! Solenostomus paeginus Jordan & Thompson, 1914
synonymseniororiginal
Solenostomus halimeda Orr, Fritzsche & Randall, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal2
Solenostomus sp. 1 Not applicable
synonymotherother
Solenostomus sp. A Not applicable
synonymotherother
Solenostomus cyanopterus (non Bleeker, 1854)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
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