Family Trichiuridae - Cutlassfishes
  Order
:
Trichiuridae Trichiuridae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 10 | Species : 45 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary     Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. Body extremely elongate and strongly compressed. Maxilla hidden by preorbitals. Jaws usually with fanglike teeth. Dorsal fin very long (extending over length of body); the soft-rayed part usually longer than the spinous part and the parts demarcated by a notch in some species. Caudal fin small, if present. Pectoral fin inserted low on body. Pelvic fin, if present, reduced to 1 scalelike spine and a vestigial soft ray. With 58-192 vertebrae (34-53 + 24-151).
  Etymology
:
Greek, thrix = hair + Greek, oura = tail ( 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 | | | Trichiuridae

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Trichiurinae
Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758
acceptedseniororiginal
! Trachiurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
! Trichurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
! Trichyurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Clupea haumela Forsskål, 1775
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichiurus haumela (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymjuniornew
! Trichiuris haumela (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichiurus lepturus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichiurus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
synonymjuniorchange in rank
! Trichiurus japanicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Trichiurus lajor Bleeker, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichiurus coxii Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichiurus nitens Garman, 1899
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichiurus auriga Klunzinger, 1884
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Lepturacanthus serratus Dutt & Thankam, 1967
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichiurus russelli Dutt & Thankam, 1967
acceptedseniororiginal
Trichiurus brevis Wang & You, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Trichiurus nanhaiensis Wang & Xu, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal
Trichiurus nickolensis Burhanuddin & Iwatsuki, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal
Trichiurus australis Chakraborty, Burhanuddin & Iwatsuki, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Lepturacanthus savala (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Trichiurus savala Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Lepturacanthus roelandti (Bleeker, 1860)
acceptedseniornew
Trichiurus roelandti Bleeker, 1860
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Tentoriceps cristatus (Klunzinger, 1884)
acceptedseniornew
Trichiurus cristatus Klunzinger, 1884
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Demissolinea novaeguineensis Burhanuddin & Iwatsuki, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal
Aphanopodinae
Aphanopus carbo Lowe, 1839
acceptedseniororiginal
Aphanopus minor Collett, 1887
synonymjuniororiginal
Aphanopus schmidti Saemundsson, 1908
synonymjuniororiginal
Aphanopus acus Maul, 1948
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Aphanopus intermedius (non Parin, 1983)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Aphanopus arigato Parin, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Aphanopus carbo (non Lowe, 1839)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Aphanopus intermedius (non Parin, 1983)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Aphanopus beckeri Parin, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Aphanopus intermedius (non Parin, 1983)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Benthodesmus elongatus (Clarke, 1879)
acceptedseniornew
Lepidopus elongatus Clarke, 1879
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Benthodesmus tenuis (Günther, 1877)
acceptedseniornew
Lepidopus tenuis Günther, 1877
synonymseniororiginal
Lepidopus aomori Jordan & Snyder, 1901
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Benthodesmus simonyi (Steindachner, 1891)
acceptedseniornew
Aphanopus simonyi Steindachner, 1891
synonymseniororiginal
Benthodesmus elongatus simonyi (Steindachner, 1891)
synonymseniornew
Benthodesmus atlanticus Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal
Benthodesmus macrophthalmus Parin & Becker, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal
Benthodesmus oligoradiatus Parin & Becker, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal
Benthodesmus pacificus Parin & Becker, 1970
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal
Benthodesmus simonyi (non Steindachner, 1891)
misappliedmisappliednew
Benthodesmus tuckeri Parin & Becker, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal
Benthodesmus vityazi Parin & Becker, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Benthodesmus papua Parin, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal
Lepidopinae
Lepidopus caudatus (Euphrasen, 1788)
acceptedseniornew
Trichiurus caudatus Euphrasen, 1788
synonymseniororiginal
Lepidopus argenteus Bonnaterre, 1788
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichiurus ensiformis Vandelli, 1797
synonymjuniororiginal
Lepidopus gouanianus Lacepède, 1800
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichiurus gladius Holten, 1802
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Scarcina argyrea Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal
Lepidopus peronii Risso, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal
Ziphotheca tetradens Montagu, 1811
synonymjuniororiginal
Lepidopus xantusi Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal
Lepidopus lex Phillipps, 1932
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichiurus haumela (non Forsskål, 1775)
misappliedmisappliednew
Trichiurus coxii (non Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Lepidopus dubius Parin & Mikhailin, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal
Lepidopus caudatus (non Euphrausen, 1788)
misappliedmisappliednew
Evoxymetopon taeniatus (non Poey, 1863)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Lepidopus xantusi (non Goode & Bean, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Lepidopus calcar Parin & Mikhailin, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal
Lepidopus fitchi Rosenblatt & Wilson, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal
Lepidopus xantusi (non Goode & Bean, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Lepidopus manis Rosenblatt & Wilson, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal
Lepidopus altifrons Parin & Collette, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
Trichiurus glossodon Bleeker, 1860
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Evoxymetopon poeyi Günther, 1887
acceptedseniororiginal
! Euoxymetopon poeyi Günther, 1887
synonymseniororiginal
Evoxymetopon macrophthalmus Chakraborty, Yoshino & Iwatsuki, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Evoxymetopon moricheni Fricke, Golani & Appelbaum-Golani, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
Assurger anzac (Alexander, 1917)
acceptedseniornew
Evoxymetopon anzac Alexander, 1917
synonymseniororiginal
Assurger alexanderi Whitley, 1933
synonymjuniororiginal
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