Family Coryphaenidae - Dolphinfishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 2 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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  Remark
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Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean. Slender fishes with compressed head and body. The single dorsal fin originates on the head and extends over nearly the full length of the body. No spines; soft rays 48-65. No spines on anal fin. Deeply forked caudal fin. Forehead steep and high in adult males. Live specimens with exceedingly beautiful colors. Vertebrae 30-34. Attains 1.5 m maximum length. Dolphinfishes inhabit the surface waters where they feed upon small fishes and other animals.
  Etymology
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Greek, koryphe = head, top ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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very active
  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 | Carangimorpharia | Carangiformes | Coryphaenidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Coryphaenidae 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 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Coriphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
! Corypaena hippurua Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
! Coryphaena hipporus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
! Coryphaena hyppurus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Scomber pelagicus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Coryphaena chrysurus Lacepède, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal1
Coryphaena imperialis Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lepimphis hippuroides Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal1
Coryphaena immaculata Agassiz, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lampugus siculus Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Coryphaena scomberoïdes Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal2
Coryphaena scomberoides Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal
Coryphaena margravii Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal1
Coryphaena suerii Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal1
Coryphaena dorado Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal1
Coryphaena dolfyn Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal1
Coryphaena virgata Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal1
Coryphaena argyrurus Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal1
Coryphaena vlamingii Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Coryphaena japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
ambiguoushomonymoriginal1
Coryphaena equiselis Linnaeus, 1758
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Coryphaena equisetis Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Coryphaena aurata Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal1
Coryphaena azorica Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lampugus neapolitanus Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal1
Coryphaena lessonii Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lampugus punctulatus Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal1
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