Family Aracanidae - Deepwater boxfishes
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 6 | Species : 12 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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  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Family (Fraser-Brunner, 1941) resurrected from Ostraciidae: Aracaninae (Tyler, 1980; Ref. 54719). Information to be completed. Suggested new common name for this family in a coming ref. following Ref. 58418.
  Etymology
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  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 | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Tetraodontiformes | Ostracioidei | Aracanidae

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


Species/Synonymy list for the family Aracanidae 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.

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 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

The list ordered as follows:

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Aracana aurita (Shaw, 1798)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Acarana aurita (Shaw, 1798)
ambiguousothernew
Ostracion spilogaster Richardson, 1840
synonymjuniororiginal1
Aracana ornata (Gray, 1838)
acceptedseniornew
Ostracion ornata Gray, 1838
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anoplocapros lenticularis (Richardson, 1841)
acceptedseniornew
Ostracion lenticularis Richardson, 1841
synonymseniororiginal1
Acerana grayi Kaup, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anoplocapros gibbosus McCulloch & Waite, 1915
synonymjuniororiginal1
Anoplocapros inermis (Fraser-Brunner, 1935)
acceptedseniornew
Strophiurichthys inermis Fraser-Brunner, 1935
synonymseniororiginal1
Strophiurichthys robustus Fraser-Brunner, 1941
synonymjuniororiginal2
Anoplocapros robustus (Fraser-Brunner, 1941)
synonymjuniornew
Anoplocapros amygdaloides Fraser-Brunner, 1941
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Kentrocapros aculeatus (Houttuyn, 1782)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Ostracion hexagonus Thunberg, 1787
synonymjuniororiginal1
Kentrocapros eco (Phillipps, 1932)
acceptedseniornew
Ostracion eco Phillipps, 1932
synonymseniororiginal1
Ostracion hexagonus Phillipps, 1927
ambiguoushomonymoriginal1
acceptedseniornew
Aracana flavofasciata Kamohara, 1938
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Caprichthys gymnura McCulloch & Waite, 1915
acceptedseniororiginal1
Polyplacapros tyleri Fujii & Uyeno, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal1
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