Family Clinidae - Clinids
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 26 | Species : 88 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   middle   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. Mainly temperate in both southern and northern hemispheres (Ref. 7463); especially diverse in South African and southern Australian waters (Ref. 94100). Scales usually inconspicuous; cycloid, having radii in all fields. No cirri on nape, may be present elsewhere on head. Dorsal fin with more spines than soft rays; all fin rays simple. Anal fin 2 spines. A cordlike ligament stretches from ceratohyal to dentary symphasis. Maximum length about 60 cm reported for Heterostichus rostratus; mostly well below this size (Ref. 7463). Caudal-fin rays unbranched. With a strong hook on the anterior margin of the cleithrum. Many species variable in color, often matching their background. Propensity to occur in algae and seagrass areas (Ref. 94100).
  Etymology
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Greek, klinein, kline = sloping and bed, due to the four apophyses of sphenoid bone
  Reproductive guild
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guarders
  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 | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Ovalentaria | Blenniimorphae | Blenniiformes | Blennioidei | Clinidae

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


Species/Synonymy list for the family Clinidae 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 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

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
Clinus acuminatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Blennius acuminatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymseniororiginal1
Ophthalmolophus acuminatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymseniornew
Clinus superciliosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Blennius superciliosus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal1
Caboclinus superciliosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Blennius spadiceus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal1
Clinus ornatus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
synonymjuniororiginal2
Clinus cottoides Valenciennes, 1836
acceptedseniororiginal1
Blenniomimus cottoides (Valenciennes, 1836)
synonymseniornew
Clinus heterodon Valenciennes, 1836
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pavoclinus heterodon (Valenciennes, 1836)
synonymseniornew
Clinus obtusifrons Penrith, 1967
synonymjuniororiginal1
Clinus latipennis Valenciennes, 1836
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ophthalmolophus latipennis (Valenciennes, 1836)
synonymseniornew
Clinus nematopterus Günther, 1861
acceptedseniororiginal1
Clinus arborescens Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
acceptedseniorchange in species
Clinus superciliosus arborescens Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
synonymseniororiginal1
Clinus superciliosus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Clinus brevicristatus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
acceptedseniororiginal1
Clinus robustus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
acceptedseniororiginal1
Clinus taurus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
acceptedseniororiginal1
Blenniominus taurus (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Clinus venustris Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ophthalmolophus venustris (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Clinus agilis Smith, 1931
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Clinus anne (Smith, 1948)
synonymjuniornew
Clinus rotundifrons Barnard, 1937
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Clinus helenae (Smith, 1946)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Clinus woodi (Smith, 1946)
acceptedseniornew
Petraites woodi Smith, 1946
synonymseniororiginal1
Clinus berrisfordi Penrith, 1967
acceptedseniororiginal1
Clinus spatulatus Bennett, 1983
acceptedseniororiginal1
Clinus exasperatus Holleman, von der Heyden & Zsilavecz, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
Clinus musaicus Holleman, von der Heyden & Zsilavecz, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Cristiceps argentatus (Risso, 1810)
synonymseniornew
Clinoporus biporosus (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus biporosus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
synonymseniororiginal1
Climacoporus navalis Barnard, 1935
acceptedseniororiginal1
Myxodes viridis Valenciennes, 1836
acceptedseniororiginal1
Myxodes cristatus Valenciennes, 1836
acceptedseniororiginal1
Myxodes ornatus Stephens & Springer, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cirrhibarbis capensis Valenciennes, 1836
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cristiceps australis Valenciennes, 1836
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cristiceps axillaris Richardson, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cristiceps splendens Castelnau, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cristiceps howittii Castelnau, 1873
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cristiceps macleayi Castelnau, 1879
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cristiceps pallidus Macleay, 1881
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cristiceps aurantiacus Castelnau, 1879
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cristiceps pictus Macleay, 1881
synonymjuniororiginal1
Blennophis anguillaris (Valenciennes, 1836)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus anguillaris Valenciennes, 1836
synonymseniororiginal1
Blennius rubescens Lichtenstein, 1823
synonymotheroriginal2
Blennophis rubescens (Lichtenstein, 1823)
synonymothernew
! Blennophis rubellus (Lichtenstein, 1823)
synonymothernew
Blennophis striatus (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus striatus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Blennioclinus brachycephalus (Valenciennes, 1836)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus brachycephalus Valenciennes, 1836
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Gibbonsia elegans (Cooper, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Myxodes elegans Cooper, 1864
synonymseniororiginal1
Clinus evides Jordan & Gilbert, 1883
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gibbonsia evides (Jordan & Gilbert, 1883)
synonymjuniornew
Gibbonsia metzi Hubbs, 1927
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
Gibbonsia erythra Hubbs, 1952
synonymjuniororiginal1
Sticharium dorsale Günther, 1867
acceptedseniororiginal1
Sticharium clarkae George & Springer, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Stichareum clarkae George & Springer, 1980
synonymseniororiginal
Heteroclinus adelaidae Castelnau, 1872
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Heteroclinus perspicillatus (Valenciennes, 1836)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus perspicillatus Valenciennes, 1836
synonymseniororiginal1
Clinus despicillatus Richardson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cristiceps robustus Günther, 1867
synonymjuniororiginal1
Neoblennius fasciatus Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal1
Heteroclinus antinectes (Günther, 1861)
acceptedseniornew
Cristiceps antinectes Günther, 1861
synonymseniororiginal1
Heteroclinus nasutus (Günther, 1861)
acceptedseniornew
Cristiceps nasutus Günther, 1861
synonymseniororiginal1
Petraites nasutus (Günther, 1861)
synonymseniornew
Heteroclinus roseus (Günther, 1861)
acceptedseniornew
Cristiceps roseus Günther, 1861
synonymseniororiginal1
Petraites roseus (Günther, 1861)
synonymseniornew
Petraites sellularius Whitley, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal1
Heteroclinus marmoratus (Klunzinger, 1872)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus marmoratus Klunzinger, 1872
synonymseniororiginal2
Heteroclinus tristis (Klunzinger, 1872)
acceptedseniornew
Cristiceps tristis Klunzinger, 1872
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Heteroclinus heptaelous (Ogilby, 1885)
synonymseniornew
Heteroclinus johnstoni (Saville-Kent, 1886)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus johnstoni Saville-Kent, 1886
synonymseniororiginal1
Heteroclinus wilsoni (Lucas, 1891)
acceptedseniornew
Cristiceps wilsoni Lucas, 1891
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Clinus whiteleggii Ogilby, 1894
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Cristiceps fasciatus Macleay, 1881
synonymseniororiginal2
Heteroclinus fasciatus (Macleay, 1881)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniornew
Clinus puellarum Scott, 1955
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Clinus eckloniae McKay, 1970
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Heteroclinus kuiteri Hoese & Rennis, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ophiclinus antarcticus Castelnau, 1872
acceptedseniororiginal1
Neogunellus sulcatus Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal1
Neogunellus homacanthus Herzenstein, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal1
Ophiclinus aethiops McCulloch & Waite, 1918
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal
! Ophioclinus gabrieli Waite, 1906
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal
! Ophioclinus gracilis Waite, 1906
synonymseniororiginal1
Ophiclinus brevipinnis George & Springer, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ophiclinus ningulus George & Springer, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ophiclinus pectoralis George & Springer, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Peronedys anguillaris Steindachner, 1883
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymotheroriginal1
Ophiclinus devisi Ogilby, 1894
synonymjuniororiginal
Neogunnelus microchirus Herzenstein, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cologrammus flavescens (Hutton, 1872)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
! Collogrammus flavescens (Hutton, 1872)
synonymseniornew
Clinus marmoratus Klunzinger, 1872
ambiguoushomonymoriginal2
Ericentrus rubrus (Hutton, 1872)
acceptedseniornew
Sticharium rubrum Hutton, 1872
synonymseniororiginal1
Ophiclinops pardalis (McCulloch & Waite, 1918)
acceptedseniornew
Ophiclinus pardalis McCulloch & Waite, 1918
synonymseniororiginal1
Ophiclinops varius (McCulloch & Waite, 1918)
acceptedseniornew
Ophiclinus varius McCulloch & Waite, 1918
synonymseniororiginal1
Ophiclinops hutchinsi George & Springer, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Fucomimus mus (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus mus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
synonymseniororiginal1
Pavoclinus mus (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Muraenoclinus dorsalis (Bleeker, 1859)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus dorsalis Bleeker, 1859
synonymseniororiginal1
Pavoclinus pavo (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus pavo Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
synonymseniororiginal1
Pavoclinus graminis (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus graminis Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
synonymseniororiginal1
Pavoclinus laurentii (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus laurentii Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
synonymseniororiginal1
Labroclinus laurentii (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Pavoclinus mentalis (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
Cristiceps mentalis Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
synonymseniororiginal1
Labroclinus mentalis (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pavoclinus myae Christensen, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pavoclinus smalei Heemstra & Wright, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Xenopoclinus kochi Smith, 1948
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Smithichthys fucorum (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus fucorum Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
synonymseniororiginal1
Myxodes fucorum (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Pavoclinus fucorum (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cancelloxus elongatus Heemstra & Wright, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal1
Cancelloxus longior Prochazka & Griffiths, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Springeratus xanthosoma (Bleeker, 1857)
acceptedseniornew
Clinus xanthosoma Bleeker, 1857
synonymseniororiginal1
Springeratus caledonicus (Sauvage, 1874)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
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