Family Pomatomidae - Bluefishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 1 | Species : 1 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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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
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Greek, poma,-atos = cover + Greek, tomos = section, cut ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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normal
  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 | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Scombrimorpharia | Scombriformes | Pomatomidae

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

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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
Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
acceptedseniornew
Gasterosteus saltatrix Linnaeus, 1766
synonymseniororiginal1
Cheilodipterus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
! Pomatomix saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
! Pomatomus saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
! Temnodon saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
Perca lophar Forsskål, 1775
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pomatomus skib Lacepède, 1802
synonymjuniororiginal1
Gonenion serra Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lopharis mediterraneus Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal1
Scomber sypterus Pallas, 1814
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Scomer sypterus Pallas, 1814
synonymjuniororiginal
Sypterus pallasii Eichwald, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal1
Chromis epicurorum Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal1
Temnodon conidens Castelnau, 1861
synonymjuniororiginal1
Sparactodon nalnal Rochebrune, 1880
synonymjuniororiginal1
Temnodon tubulus Saville-Kent, 1893
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Pomatomus pedica Whitley, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal1
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