Family Pomatomidae - Bluefishes
  Order
:
Pomatomidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 1 | Species : 1 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
upper   Tertiary     Miocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. Dorsal fins 2; D1 7-8 spines; D2 1 spine, 13-28 soft rays. Anal fin 2-3 spines, 12-27 soft rays. Soft-rays of dorsal and anal fins scaly. Preopercle bearing a membrane flap over the subopercle. Pectorals with a black blotch at base. Vertebrae 26.
  Etymology
:
Greek, poma,-atos = cover + Greek, tomos = section, cut ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Pelagiaria | | | Scombriformes | | | Pomatomidae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
Glossary
[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Pomatomidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
acceptedseniornew
Gasterosteus saltatrix Linnaeus, 1766
synonymseniororiginal
Cheilodipterus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
! Pomatomix saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
! Pomatomus saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
! Temnodon saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
Perca lophar Forsskål, 1775
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Pomatomus skib Lacepède, 1802
synonymjuniororiginal
Gonenion serra Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal
Lopharis mediterraneus Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal
Scomber sypterus Pallas, 1814
synonymjuniororiginal
! Scomer sypterus Pallas, 1814
synonymjuniororiginal
Sypterus pallasii Eichwald, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
Chromis epicurorum Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal
Temnodon conidens Castelnau, 1861
synonymjuniororiginal
Sparactodon nalnal Rochebrune, 1880
synonymjuniororiginal
Temnodon tubulus Saville-Kent, 1893
ambiguousotheroriginal
Pomatomus pedica Whitley, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal
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