Family Congiopodidae - Racehorses or pigfishes
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Actinopterygii
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Genera : 3 | Species : 8 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Marine
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none
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Distribution: Southern Hemisphere. Scaleless; sometimes with granular skin. Relatively long snout. A single nostril on each side. Very small gill opening, located above pectoral base. Usually well developed lateral line. Dorsal fins united (except in Zanclorhynchus); dorsal spines 8-21, soft rays 8-14. Anal fin spines 1-3 or absent; 5-10 soft rays. Pectoral fin with 8-12 rays. Vertebrae 28-39. Maximum length about 80 cm. One species in South Africa reportedly molts like reptiles. Four Genera: [Congiopodus (=Agriopus), Alerticthys, Perryena, and Zanclorhynchus; the latter three monotypic. Species of this family tend to be benthic and occur uo to 500 m.
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Greek, kogchion, diminutive, kogche, -es = oyster, shell + Greek, pous = pie ( Ref. 45335).
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Perciformes | Congiopodidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Congiopodidae 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 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Congiopodus torvus (Gronow, 1772)
acceptedseniornew
Blennius torvus Gronow, 1772
synonymseniororiginal2
Cephalinus glaber Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal2
Congiopodus peruvianus (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Agriopus peruvianus Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal2
Agriopus hispidus Jenyns, 1840
synonymjuniororiginal2
Congiopodus spinifer (Smith, 1839)
acceptedseniornew
Agriopus spinifer Smith, 1839
synonymseniororiginal2
Agriopus melanosoma Bleeker, 1879
synonymjuniororiginal2
Congiopodus leucopaecilus (Richardson, 1846)
acceptedseniornew
Agriopus leucopaecilus Richardson, 1846
synonymseniororiginal2
Congiopodus kieneri (Sauvage, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Agriopus kieneri Sauvage, 1878
synonymseniororiginal2
Congiopodus kienerii (Sauvage, 1878)
synonymseniornew
Congiopodus coriaceus Paulin & Moreland, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cephalinus coriaceus (Paulin & Moreland, 1979)
synonymseniornew
Zanclorhynchus spinifer G√ľnther, 1880
acceptedseniororiginal2
Alertichthys blacki Moreland, 1960
acceptedseniororiginal2
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