Family Bembridae - Deepwater flatheads
  Order
:
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 4 | Species : 9 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
     
  Remark
:
Distribution: Indo-Pacifc from South Africa to Gulf of Aden, Japan, Hawaii and the Nasca Ridge off Peru. Body elongated and cylindrical, covered with ctenoid scales; head moderately to strongly depressed; large mouth with fine teeth on jaws, vomer and palatines. First dorsal fin with 6-12 spines and second dorsal fin with 8-12 soft rays; pectoral fin with 21-27 rays; pelvics with one spine and five soft rays, below pectoral base. Vertebrae 26-27. Lateral line complete. No swimbladder. Mostly small, red, benthic fishes occurring in deeper water (150-650 m) than other flatheads.
  Etymology
:
Greek, bembras, -ados = a kind of anchovy ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
  Typical activity level
:
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Perciformes | Bembroidei | Bembridae

Show species images | Show valid names | Nominal species list | Identification keys | CAS specimen photos | References

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


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

Important recommendation:

The list below must not be used as an authority reference synonymy list like those found in scientific published revisions, which must be the source to be used and cited eventually when they exist.

Rather, it reflects the current content of FishBase, and the progress with respect to synchronization with the Catalog of Fishes. However, we think it can be useful for users to assess the quality of information in FishBase, to start new work on the family, or to cross-check with other lists.

But we appreciate to be cited in publications when this list has been of any working value. In particular, for published scientific, we suggest then to cite it in the Material and Method section as a useful tool to conduct the research, but again, not as a taxonomic or nomenclatural authority reference.

Unless it is explicitly precised, the list is not complete, please search all original names published for the family in the Catalog of Fishes (genera, species), including those with uncertain or unknown status, that are not included in FishBase when they are not attached to a valid species.

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 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

Show all | Show only accepted name | Show only accepted and original names
Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Bembras japonica Cuvier, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal
! Bembras japonicus Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal1
Bembras adenensis Imamura & Knapp, 1997
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bembras japonicus (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Bembras longipinnis Imamura & Knapp, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bembras macrolepis Imamura, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bembras megacephala Imamura & Knapp, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bembras japonicus (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Bembradium roseum Gilbert, 1905
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bembradium furici Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal1
Bambradon laevis (Nyström, 1887)
acceptedseniornew
Bembras laevis Nyström, 1887
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal1
php script by celloran, 04/03/10, last modified by cmilitante, 29/11/12