Family Anabantidae - Climbing gouramies
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 4 | Species : 33 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
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lower   Tertiary    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: Africa and India to Philippines. Rarely brackish. Fixed conical teeth on jaws, prevomer, and parasphenoid. Relatively large mouth. Upper jaw slighlty protractile. The genus Sandelia has only cycloid scales, few gill rakers, and generally a carnivorous diet. Includes Coius that has been put in synonymy with Anabas, Coius cobojius being an Anabantidae (Kottelat, 2000; CAS_Ref_No 25865).
  Etymology
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Greek, anabas = aoristo of anabainein = to climb ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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mixed
  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 | Anabantomorpharia | Anabantiformes | Anabantoidei | Anabantidae

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

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The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Antias testudineus (Bloch, 1792)
synonymseniornew
Sparus testudineus (Bloch, 1792)
synonymseniornew
! Anabas tastudineus (Bloch, 1792)
synonymseniornew
! Anabas testudinens (Bloch, 1792)
synonymseniornew
Perca scandens Daldorff, 1797
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anabas scandens (Daldorff, 1797)
synonymjuniornew
Lutjanus scandens (Daldorff, 1797)
synonymjuniornew
Sparus scandens (Daldorff, 1797)
synonymjuniornew
Amphiprion scansor Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lutjanus testudo Lacepède, 1802
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Anabas spinosus Gray, 1834
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anabas variegatus Bleeker, 1851
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anabas macrocephalus Bleeker, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anabas microcephalus Bleeker, 1857
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anabas elongatus Reuvens, 1895
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anabas cobojius (Hamilton, 1822)
acceptedseniornew
Coius cobojius Hamilton, 1822
synonymseniororiginal1
Anabas oligolepis Bleeker, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anabas scandens (non Daldorff, 1797)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal
! Ctenopoma multispinis Peters, 1844
synonymseniororiginal1
Anabas multispinis (Peters, 1844)
synonymseniornew
! Ctenopoma multispini Peters, 1844
synonymseniororiginal
! Ctenopoma multispinus Peters, 1844
synonymseniororiginal
Spirobranchus smithii Bianconi, 1859
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anabas rhodesianus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1917
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anabas machadoi Fowler, 1930
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ctenopoma machadoi (Fowler, 1930)
synonymjuniornew
Anabas vernayi Fowler, 1935
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anabas scandens (non Daldorff, 1797)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma ctenotis (non Boulenger, 1919)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma petherici Günther, 1864
acceptedseniororiginal1
Anabas petherici (Günther, 1864)
synonymseniornew
! Anabas patherici (Günther, 1864)
synonymseniornew
! Ctenopoma petherickii Günther, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniornew
Anabas weeksii (non Boulenger, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma nigropannosum Reichenow, 1875
acceptedseniororiginal1
Anabas nigropannosus (Reicherow, 1875)
synonymseniornew
Anabas nigropannosa (Reichow, 1875)
synonymseniornew
Ctenopoma maculatum Thominot, 1886
acceptedseniororiginal
! Ctenopoma maculata Thominot, 1886
synonymseniororiginal1
Anabas maculatus (Thominot, 1886)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anabas multifasciatus (Thominot, 1886)
synonymjuniornew
Anabas pleurostigma Boulenger, 1903
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anabas weeksii (non Boulenger, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma weeksii (non Boulenger, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Anabas oxyurhynchus (non Boulenger, 1902)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma gabonense Günther, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ctenopoma kingsleyae Günther, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal1
Anabas kingsleyae (Günther, 1896)
synonymseniornew
Anabas africanus Vetterlein, 1914
synonymotheroriginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniornew
synonymotherother
Anabas breviventralis Pellegrin, 1938
synonymjuniororiginal1
Ctenopoma breviventrale (Pellegrin, 1938)
synonymjuniornew
Ctenopoma petherici (non Günther, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Anabas muriei (non Boulenger, 1906)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma weeksii Boulenger, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal1
Anabas weeksii (Boulenger, 1896)
synonymseniornew
Anabas oxyrhynchus Boulenger, 1902
synonymjuniororiginal1
Ctenopoma oxyrhynchum (Boulenger, 1902)
synonymjuniornew
! Ctenopoma oxyrhynchus (Boulenger, 1902)
synonymjuniornew
Ctenopoma congicum (non Boulenger, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma acutirostre Pellegrin, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal1
Anabas acutirostris (Pellegrin, 1899)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
! Ctenopoma acutirostris (Pellegrin, 1899)
synonymseniornew
Anabas ocellatus (non Pellegrin, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma ocellatum Pellegrin, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal1
Anabas ocellatus (Pellegrin, 1899)
synonymseniornew
Ctenopoma denticulatum Pellegrin, 1899
synonymjuniororiginal1
Ctenopoma petherici (non Günther, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Anabas weeksii (non Boulenger, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma pellegrini (Boulenger, 1902)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas pellegrinii Boulenger, 1902
synonymseniororiginal1
Ctenopoma muriei (Boulenger, 1906)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas muriei Boulenger, 1906
synonymseniororiginal1
Ctenopoma muriei muriei (Boulenger, 1906)
synonymseniornew
Spirobranchus muriei (Boulenger, 1906)
synonymseniornew
! Ctenopoma murei murei (Boulenger, 1906)
synonymseniornew
! Ctenopoma murieri (Boulenger, 1906)
synonymseniornew
Anabas ctenotis Boulenger, 1920
synonymjuniororiginal1
Ctenopoma ctenotis (Boulenger, 1920)
synonymjuniornew
Anabas petherici (non Günther, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma petherici (non Günther, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma garuanum (Ahl, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas garuanus Ahl, 1927
synonymseniororiginal1
Ctenopoma houyi (Ahl, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas houyi Ahl, 1927
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Ctenopoma ashbysmithi Banister & Bailey, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ctenopoma nebulosum Norris & Teugels, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Sandelia bainsii Castelnau, 1861
acceptedseniororiginal1
Anabas bainsii (Castelnau, 1861)
synonymseniornew
Spirobranchus bainsii (Castelnau, 1861)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Sandelia capensis (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Anabas capensis (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Sardelia capensis (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Anabas vicinus Boulenger, 1916
synonymjuniororiginal1
Sandelia vicina (Boulenger, 1916)
synonymjuniornew
Sandelia vicinus (Boulenger, 1916)
synonymjuniornew
Microctenopoma congicum (Boulenger, 1887)
acceptedseniornew
Ctenopoma congicum Boulenger, 1887
synonymseniororiginal1
Anabas congica (Boulenger, 1887)
synonymseniornew
Anabas congicus (Boulenger, 1887)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal
Microctenopoma nanum (Günther, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
Ctenopoma nanum Günther, 1896
synonymseniororiginal1
Anabas nanus (Günther, 1896)
synonymseniornew
Anabas brunneus Ahl, 1927
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Ctenopoma bruneum (Ahl, 1927)
synonymjuniornew
Anabas maculatus (non Thominot, 1886)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Anabas lineatus (non Nichols, 1923)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ctenopoma lineatum (non Nichols, 1923)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Microctenopoma fasciolatum (Boulenger, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas fasciolata Boulenger, 1899
synonymseniororiginal1
Ctenopoma fasciolatum (Boulenger, 1899)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Microctenopoma ansorgii (Boulenger, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas ansorgii Boulenger, 1912
synonymseniororiginal1
Ctenopoma ansorgii (Boulenger, 1912)
synonymseniornew
! Ctenopoma ansorgei (Boulenger, 1912)
synonymseniornew
! Microctenopoma ansorgei (Boulenger, 1912)
synonymseniornew
Anabas davidae Poll, 1939
synonymjuniororiginal1
Ctenopoma davidae (Poll, 1939)
synonymjuniornew
Microctenopoma intermedium (Pellegrin, 1920)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas intermedius Pellegrin, 1920
synonymseniororiginal1
Ctenopoma intermedium (Pellegrin, 1920)
synonymseniornew
Ctenopoma nanum (non Günther, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Ctenopoma ctenotis (non Boulenger, 1920)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Microctenopoma lineatum (Nichols, 1923)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas lineatus Nichols, 1923
synonymseniororiginal1
Ctenopoma lineatum (Nichols, 1923)
synonymseniornew
Microctenopoma ocellifer (Nichols, 1928)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Microctenopoma pekkolai (Rendahl, 1935)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas pekkolai Rendahl, 1935
synonymseniororiginal1
Ctenopoma pekkolai (Rendahl, 1935)
synonymseniornew
Microctenopoma damasi (Poll & Damas, 1939)
acceptedseniornew
Anabas damasi Poll & Damas, 1939
synonymseniororiginal1
Ctenopoma damasi (Poll & Damas, 1939)
synonymseniornew
Microctenopoma milleri (Norris & Douglas, 1991)
acceptedseniornew
Ctenopoma milleri Norris & Douglas, 1991
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ctenopoma intermedium (non Pellegrin, 1920)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Microctenopoma uelense Norris & Douglas, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ctenopoma congicum (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Anabas nanum (non Günther, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Anabas nanus (non Günther, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
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