Family Drepaneidae - Sicklefishes
  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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  Remark
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Indo-west Pacific and West Africa. Body deep and laterally compressed. Mouth markedly protractile. Spinal portion of dorsal fin with 13-14 spines, distinct from soft-rayed portion with 19-22 soft rays; anal fin with three spines and 17-19 soft rays; pectoral fins longer than head, falcate; 24 vertebrae. Maxilla distally exposed. Subocular shelf absent. Feed on small invertebrates. Assumed to be pelagic spawners (RF). Drepane punctata and D. longimana are only distinguished by color and might be the same species. Name was changed from Drepanidae (preoccupied in insects) to Drepaneidae, following Opinion of Jan. 1976.
  Etymology
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Greek, drepane = sickle ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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normal
  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 | Percomorpharia | Ephippiformes | Drepaneidae

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

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Drepane punctata (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon punctatus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal1
Drepane punctatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Drepanichthys punctatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Harpochirus punctatus (Linneaus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Drepane longimana (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Harpochirus longimanus (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Drepana longimana (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chaetodon falcatus (non Lacépède, 1802)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ephippus falcatus (non Lacépède, 1802)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Cryptosmilia luna (non Cope, 1867)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Drepane longimana (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon longimanus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymseniororiginal1
Drepane longimanus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymseniornew
Drepane punctata (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Drepane africana Osório, 1892
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Drepane punctata (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
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