Family Microstomatidae - Pencil smelts
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 3 | Species : 19 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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Habitat: oceanic, mesopelagic Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Diagnostic characters: eye large, more than twice the length of snout; mouth small; no spines in fins; dorsal fin well behind midpoint of body; pectoral fin base on sides of body; adipose fin present or absent; lateral line extending onto caudal fin (Microstoma). Suggested new common name for this family from Ref. 58418.
  Etymology
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Greek, mikros = small + Greek, stoma = mouth ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  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 | Protacanthopterygii | Argentiniformes | Microstomatidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Microstomatidae 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 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Microstoma microstoma (Risso, 1810)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Serpe microstoma Risso, 1810
synonymotherother
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniorchange in rank
synonymjuniororiginal1
Microstoma argenteum Valenciennes, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal1
Nansenia groenlandica (Reinhardt, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Bathymacrops macrolepis (non Gilchrist, 1922)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Nansenia oblita (Facciolà, 1887)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Microstoma oblitum (Facciolà, 1887)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Nansenia ardesiaca Jordan & Thompson, 1914
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nansenia tanakai Schmidt, 1918
synonymjuniororiginal
Microstoma schmitti Fowler, 1934
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Nansenia macrolepis (Gilchrist, 1922)
acceptedseniornew
Bathymacrops macrolepis Gilchrist, 1922
synonymseniororiginal1
Nansenia candida Cohen, 1958
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nansenia sanrikuensis Kanayama & Amaoka, 1983
synonymjuniororiginal1
Nansenia atlantica Blache & Rossignol, 1962
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nansenia crassa Lavenberg, 1965
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nansenia ahlstromi Kawaguchi & Butler, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nansenia antarctica Kawaguchi & Butler, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nansenia longicauda Kawaguchi & Butler, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nansenia megalopa Kawaguchi & Butler, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nansenia pelagica Kawaguchi & Butler, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nansenia tenera Kawaguchi & Butler, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nansenia tenuicauda Kawaguchi & Butler, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nansenia iberica Matallanas, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nansenia indica Kobyliansky, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nansenia obscura Kobyliansky & Usachev, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
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