Family Polycentridae - Leaffishes
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Actinopterygii
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Genera : 2 | Species : 2 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
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Primary freshwater
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Distribution: Southern America. Small fishes, reaching about 6-8 cm SL. Dorsal fin has 16-18 spines, 7-13 rays. Anal fin 12-13 spines, 7-14 rays. Lateral line absent. Head and mouth large, the latter extremely protractile. Continuous dorsal fin. Pectorals and soft parts of the dorsal and anal fins are highly transparent and are the only fins that move when approaching prey. Exhibit male parental care of eggs and larvae; egg clutch deposited under leaves of aquatic plants (Monocirrhus) or at the small crevices (Polycentrus). This group has never been thoroughly revised, and it is possible that there are more than one species in each genus.
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Ovalentaria | Incertae | sedis | in | Ovalentaria | Polycentridae

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

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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.

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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:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Polycentrus schomburgkii Müller & Troschel, 1849
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! Polycentrus schomburgki Müller & Troschel, 1849
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Labrus punctatus Linnaeus, 1758
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synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
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Monocirrhus mimophyllus Eigenmann & Allen, 1921
synonymjuniororiginal1
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