Family Psettodidae - Psettodids
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 3 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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lower   Tertiary   middle   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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West Africa and Indo-West Pacific. Eyes on right or left side of head; migrating eye on dorsal edge of head. Large mouth; vomer, palatine and tongue with minute teeth. Distinct preopercular margin, not hidden beneath skin. Dorsal fin origin well behind eyes, the anterior rays spinous. Almost symmetrical pelvic fins with a weak spine and five soft rays. Cycloid scale; lateral line developed on both sides of body. Vertebra 10+14. Psettodids are considered the most primitive of the flatfishes, as expressed, e.g., by few vertebrae and their habit of often swimming in an upright position. Psettodes erumei reaches up to 64 cm (Ref. 6006).
  Etymology
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Greek, psetta = grouper ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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sluggish
  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 | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Carangaria | | | Pleuronectiformes | Psettodoidei | | Psettodidae

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


Species/Synonymy list for the family Psettodidae 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 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

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
Psettodes belcheri Bennett, 1831
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniorchange in rank
Psettodes erumei (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Pleuronectes erumei Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymseniororiginal2
Hippoglossus erumei (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymseniornew
! Psettotes erumei (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Psettodes bennettii Steindachner, 1870
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Psettodes bennetti Steindachner, 1870
synonymseniororiginal
Psettodes erumei belcheri (non Bennett, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedchange in rank
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