Family Microdesmidae - Wormfishes
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 12 | Species : 86 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: tropical seas, rarely in brackish and freshwater. Body elongated to anguilliform, strongly compressed. Tip of tongue not lobed. Scales cycloid, small, and embedded in body. Eyes lateral. Caudal fin separate or confluent with dorsal and anal fins. To 30 cm maximum length. Inhabits shallow waters: coral reefs to muddy estuaries and tidepools; often burrowing in sand and mud; hover above the substrate to feed on zooplankton. Eggs are deposited in the burrows and presumably guarded by the parents; larvae are pelagic. Dartfishes are hardy in the aquarium, unless caught with poison.
  Etymology
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Greek, mikros = small + Greek, desmos = bond ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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guarders
  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 | Gobiomorpharia | Gobiiformes | Gobioidei | Microdesmidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Microdesmidae 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 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
Microdesminae
Microdesmus dipus Günther, 1864
acceptedseniororiginal2
Microdesmus retropinnis Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
acceptedseniororiginal2
Microdesmus longipinnis (Weymouth, 1910)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Microdesmus woodsi Kanazawa, 1952
synonymjuniororiginal2
Microdesmus aethiopicus (Chabanaud, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Leptocerdale aethiopicum Chabanaud, 1927
synonymseniororiginal2
Microdesmus affinis Meek & Hildebrand, 1928
acceptedseniororiginal2
Microdesmus intermedius Meek & Hildebrand, 1928
acceptedseniororiginal2
Microdesmus multiradiatus Meek & Hildebrand, 1928
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Microdesmus carri Gilbert, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal2
Microdesmus suttkusi Gilbert, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Microdesmus knappi Dawson, 1972
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Microdesmus luscus Dawson, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniororiginal
Gunnellichthys grandoculis (Kendall & Goldsborough, 1911)
acceptedseniornew
Paragobioides grandoculis Kendall & Goldsborough, 1911
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Gunnelichthys curiosus Dawson, 1968
synonymseniororiginal
! Gunnelichtys curiosus Dawson, 1968
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniororiginal
Cerdale ionthas Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cerdale floridana Longley, 1934
acceptedseniororiginal2
Microdesmus floridana (Longley, 1934)
synonymseniornew
Cerdale fasciata Dawson, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cerdale paludicola Dawson, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cerdale prolata Dawson, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
Cerdale bilineatus Clark, 1936
synonymseniororiginal2
! Clarkichthyes bilineatus (Clark, 1936)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ptereleotrinae
Ptereleotris microlepis (Bleeker, 1856)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris microlepis Bleeker, 1856
synonymseniororiginal2
! Pteroeleotris microlepis (Bleeker, 1856)
synonymseniornew
Eleotris elongata Alleyne & Macleay, 1877
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ptereleotris heteroptera (Bleeker, 1855)
acceptedseniornew
! Eleotris heteropterus Bleeker, 1855
synonymseniororiginal2
! Ptereleotris heteropterus (Bleeker, 1855)
synonymseniornew
! Pteroeleotris heteroptera (Bleeker, 1855)
synonymseniornew
Ptereleotris calliura (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
acceptedseniornew
Ioglossus calliurus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
synonymseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris calliurus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
synonymseniornew
Ptereleotris hanae (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
acceptedseniornew
Vireosa hanae Jordan & Snyder, 1901
synonymseniororiginal2
! Ptereleotris hannae (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
synonymseniornew
! Pteroeleotris hannae (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
synonymseniornew
Ptereleotris evides (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
acceptedseniornew
Encaeura evides Jordan & Hubbs, 1925
synonymseniororiginal2
! Ptereleotris evidens (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
synonymseniornew
! Pterelossus evides (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
synonymseniornew
! Pteroeleotris evides (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Vireosa sakurai Schmidt, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris zebra (Fowler, 1938)
acceptedseniornew
Pogonoculius zebra Fowler, 1938
synonymseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris helenae (Randall, 1968)
acceptedseniornew
Ioglossus helenae Randall, 1968
synonymseniororiginal2
! Loglossaus helenae Randall, 1968
synonymseniororiginal
Ptereleotris grammica Randall & Lubbock, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris grammica grammica Randall & Lubbock, 1982
synonymseniorchange in rank
Ptereleotris grammica melanota Randall & Lubbock, 1982
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Ptereleotris grammatica melanota Randall & Lubbock, 1982
synonymjuniororiginal
Ptereleotris arabica Randall & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris melanopogon Randall & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Ptereleotris monoptera Randall & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Ptereleotris microlepis (non Bleeker, 1856)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ptereleotris uroditaenia Randall & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris carinata Bussing, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris randalli Gasparini, Rocha & Floeter, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Ptereleotris helenae (non Randall, 1968)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ptereleotris brachyptera Randall & Suzuki, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris crossogenion Randall & Suzuki, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris kallista Randall & Suzuki, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris caeruleomarginata Allen, Erdmann & Cahyani, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ptereleotris rubristigma Allen, Erdmann & Cahyani, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
Oxymetopon typus Bleeker, 1861
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Oxymetopon filamentosum Fourmanoir, 1967
acceptedseniororiginal2
Oxymetopon formosum Fourmanoir, 1967
acceptedseniororiginal2
Oxymetopon cyanoctenosum Klausewitz & Condé, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Oxymetropon cyanoctenosum Klausewitz & Condé, 1981
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus rainfordi McCulloch, 1921
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus formosus (Smith, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
Herrea formosa Smith, 1931
synonymseniororiginal2
Herreolus formosus (Smith, 1931)
synonymseniornew
! Herrolus formosus (Smith, 1931)
synonymseniornew
Parioglossus raoi (Herre, 1939)
acceptedseniornew
Amblyeleotris raoi Herre, 1939
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Perioglossus borneensis Koumans, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Parioglossus dotui Tomiyama, 1958
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus aporos Rennis & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus lineatus Rennis & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus marginalis Rennis & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus nudus Rennis & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus triquetrus Rennis & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus verticalis Rennis & Hoese, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus neocaledonicus Dingerkus & Séret, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Parioglassus neocaledonicus Dingerkus & Séret, 1992
synonymseniororiginal
Parioglossus interruptus Suzuki & Senou, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus galzini Williams & Lecchini, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus multiradiatus Keith, Bosc & Valade, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus caeruleolineatus Suzuki, Yonezawa & Sakaue, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Parioglossus senoui Suzuki, Yonezawa & Sakaue, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parioglossus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Parioglossus winterbottomi Suzuki, Yonezawa & Sakaue, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal1
Nemateleotris decora Randall & Allen, 1973
acceptedseniororiginal2
Nemateleotris helfrichi Randall & Allen, 1973
acceptedseniororiginal2
Aioliops tetrophthalmus Rennis & Hoese, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Aioliops tetraopthalmus Rennis & Hoese, 1987
synonymseniororiginal
Aioliops brachypterus Rennis & Hoese, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal2
Aioliops megastigma Rennis & Hoese, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal2
Aioliops novaeguineae Rennis & Hoese, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal2
Navigobius dewa Hoese & Motomura, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pterocerdale insolita Hoese & Motomura, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal2
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