Family Cetopsidae - Whale catfishes
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 5 | Species : 42 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Whalelike catfishes occur in South America. Body naked. Barbels 3 pairs; nasal barbels absent. Adipose fin absent. Swim bladder extemely small, contained in a bony capsule. Includes now the Helogeneidae (Marbled catfishes).
  Etymology
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Greek, ketos, whale, marine monster + Greek, ops = similar to ( Ref. 45335).
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | | Otophysa | | | | | | Siluriphysae | Siluriformes | Siluroidei | | Cetopsidae

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


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

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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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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 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

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
Cetopsinae
Cetopsis coecutiens (Lichtenstein, 1819)
acceptedseniornew
Silurus coecutiens Lichtenstein, 1819
synonymseniororiginal2
Silurus caecutiens Günther, 1864
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Cetopsis candiru Spix & Agassiz, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal2
Hemicetopsis candiru (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Cetopsis spixii Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
Silurus pygmaeus Natterer, 1858
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Cetopsis chalmersi Norman, 1926
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
Cetopsis plumbea Steindachner, 1882
acceptedseniororiginal
! Cetopsis plumbeus Steindachner, 1882
synonymseniororiginal1
Hemicetopsis plumbeus (Steindachner, 1882)
synonymseniornew
Pseudocetopsis plumbeus (Steindachner, 1882)
synonymseniornew
! Pseudocetopsis plumbea (Steindachner, 1882)
synonymseniornew
Cetopsis macroteronema Boulenger, 1898
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
! Pseudocetopsis macropteronema (Boulenger, 1898)
synonymjuniornew
Cetopsis othonops (Eigenmann, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Hemicetopsis othonops Eigenmann, 1912
synonymseniororiginal2
Pseudocetopsis othonops (Eigenmann, 1912)
synonymseniornew
Cetopsis amphiloxa (Eigenmann, 1914)
acceptedseniornew
Hemicetopsis amphiloxus Eigenmann, 1914
synonymseniororiginal2
Pseudocetopsis amphiloxa (Eigenmann, 1914)
synonymseniornew
Cetopsis jurubidae (Fowler, 1944)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Cetopsis motatanensis (Schultz, 1944)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
synonymseniorchange in rank
Cetopsis orinoco (Schultz, 1944)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
synonymseniorchange in rank
Cetopsis baudoensis (Dahl, 1960)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniororiginal
Cetopsis oliveirai (Lundberg & Rapp Py-Daniel, 1994)
acceptedseniornew
Bathycetopsis oliveirai Lundberg & Rapp Py-Daniel, 1994
synonymseniororiginal2
Cetopsis parma Oliveira, Vari & Ferraris, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cetopsis arcana Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cetopsis caiapo Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cetopsis fimbriata Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cetopsis montana Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cetopsis pearsoni Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cetopsis sandrae Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cetopsis sarcodes Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cetopsis starnesi Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cetopsis umbrosa Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cetopsidium orientale (Vari, Ferraris & Keith, 2003)
acceptedseniornew
Pseudocetopsis orientale Vari, Ferraris & Keith, 2003
synonymseniororiginal2
Cetopsidium minutum (Eigenmann, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Hemicetopsis minutus Eigenmann, 1912
synonymseniororiginal2
Pseudocetopsis minuta (Eigenmann, 1912)
synonymseniornew
Pseudocetopsis minutus (Eigenmann, 1912)
synonymseniornew
Cetopsidium morenoi (Fernández-Yépez, 1972)
acceptedseniornew
Hemicetopsis morenoi Fernández-Yépez, 1972
synonymseniororiginal2
Pseudocetopsis morenoi (Fernández-Yépez, 1972)
synonymseniornew
Cetopsidium ferreirai Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cetopsidium pemon Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cetopsidium roae Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cetopsidium soniae Vari & Ferraris, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal2
Paracetopsis bleekeri Bleeker, 1862
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
Cetopsis occidentalis Steindachner, 1880
synonymjuniororiginal2
Cetopsogiton occidentalis (Steindachner, 1880)
synonymjuniornew
Paracetopsis atahualpa Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Paracetopsis esmeraldas Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Denticetopsis sauli Ferraris, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal2
Denticetopsis macilenta (Eigenmann, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Hemicetopsis macilentus Eigenmann, 1912
synonymseniororiginal2
Pseudocetopsis macilentus (Eigenmann, 1912)
synonymseniornew
! Pseudocetopsis macilenta (Eigenmann, 1912)
synonymseniornew
Denticetopsis praecox (Ferraris & Brown, 1991)
acceptedseniornew
Pseudocetopsis praecox Ferraris & Brown, 1991
synonymseniororiginal2
Denticetopsis royeroi Ferraris, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal2
Denticetopsis epa Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Denticetopsis iwokrama Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Denticetopsis seducta Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal2
Helogeninae
Helogenes marmoratus Günther, 1863
acceptedseniororiginal2
Helogenes amazonae Delsman, 1941
synonymjuniororiginal2
Helogenes unidorsalis Glodek & Carter, 1978
synonymjuniororiginal2
Helogenes castaneus (Dahl, 1960)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniororiginal
Helogenes uruyensis Fernández-Yépez, 1967
acceptedseniorchange in rank
Helogenes marmoratus uruyensis Fernández-Yépez, 1967
synonymseniororiginal1
Helogenes gouldingi Vari & Ortega, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal2
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