Family Aphyonidae - Blind cusk eels
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 6 | Species : 23 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 Oceans. Scaleless. No swim bladder. Dorsal fin continuous with anal fins. Dorsal fin origin posterior, well behind the pectoral fin. Eyes rudimentary. Opercular spine weak, if present. Sensory pores on head absent. No pyloric caeca. Pelvic fin jugular with a single ray; lacking in a few. Bilobed ovaries. Total vertebrae 68-86: precaudal 26-48. Neotenic in some features. Mostly found beyond 700 m depth. Suggested new common name for this family from Ref. 58418.
  Etymology
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Greek, derived from aphyo, aphye = sardine, anchovy, in the sense of whitish, with the colour of sardine ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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bearers
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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 | Ophidiimorpharia | Ophidiiformes | Bythitoidei | Aphyonidae

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

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Aphyonus gelatinosus Günther, 1878
acceptedseniororiginal1
Aphyonus mollis Goode & Bean, 1886
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Aphyonus bolini Nielsen, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal1
Aphyonus rassi Nielsen, 1975
acceptedseniororiginal1
Barathronus bicolor Goode & Bean, 1886
acceptedseniororiginal1
Barathronus parfaiti (Vaillant, 1888)
acceptedseniornew
Alexeterion parfaiti Vaillant, 1888
synonymseniororiginal1
Barathronus affinis Brauer, 1906
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Barathronus diaphanous Brauer, 1906
synonymseniororiginal
Barathronus bruuni Nielsen, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
Barathronus pacificus Nielsen & Eagle, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal1
Barathronus maculatus Shcherbachev, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
Barathronus multidens Nielsen, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Barathronus unicolor Nielsen, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Barathronus solomonensis Nielsen & Møller, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Sciadonus kullenbergi Nybelin, 1957
synonymjuniororiginal1
Sciadonus cryptophthalmus (Zugmayer, 1911)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Sciadonus jonassoni (Nybelin, 1957)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Sciadonus galatheae (Nielsen, 1969)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Meteoria erythrops Nielsen, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nybelinella erikssoni (Nybelin, 1957)
acceptedseniornew
Barathronus erikssoni Nybelin, 1957
synonymseniororiginal1
Nybelinella brevidorsalis Shcherbachev, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
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