Family Dactylopteridae - Flying gurnards
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 2 | Species : 7 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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some
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: tropical Indo-Pacific and Atlantic. Benthic. Head large and blunt, with the bones forming a helmet; with keels and a long preopercle spine. Scales scute-like. Pectoral fins greatly enlarged, the inner rays free; total 28-37 rays. Two isolated dorsal spines preceeding the two dorsal fins. Thoracic pelvic fins; with 1 spine and 4 soft rays. Lateral line absent. Vertebrae 22. Reaches about 50 cm maximum length. Bears superficial resemblance to triglids; creates sounds by stridulation using the hypomandibular bone. Exhibits a 'walking' movement on the sea floor, accomplished by an alternate movement of the pelvic fins. Feed on sand-dwelling invertebrates. Xenocephalus armatus, the armored blenny from New Ireland, formerly placed in its own family, may belong here.
  Etymology
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Greek, daktylos = finger + Greek, pterygion = fin ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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  Typical activity level
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normal
  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 | Syngnathimorpharia | Syngnathiformes | Dactylopteroidei | Dactylopteridae

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

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The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Dactylopterus vulgaris Steindachner, 1867
synonymjuniororiginal
Trigla volitans Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal2
Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Dactilopterus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Cephalacanthus spinarella (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymjuniornew
Dactylopterus spinarella (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymjuniornew
Trigla fasciata Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal2
Polynemus sexradiatus Mitchill, 1818
synonymjuniororiginal2
Callionymus pelagicus Rafinesque, 1818
synonymjuniororiginal2
Dactylopterus blochii Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Corystion orientale (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Corystion orientalis (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ebisinus procne Ogilby, 1910
synonymjuniororiginal2
Cephalacanthus spinarella (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Corystion volitans (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Dactyloptena macracantha (Bleeker, 1855)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
! Dactyloptena macracanthus (Bleeker, 1855)
synonymseniornew
Dactyloptena peterseni (Nyström, 1887)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Daicocus peterseni (Nyström, 1887)
synonymseniornew
! Dactyloptena petersoni (Nyström, 1887)
synonymseniornew
! Diacocus peterseni (Nyström, 1887)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Dactyloptena tiltoni Eschmeyer, 1997
acceptedseniororiginal2
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