Family Neoscopelidae - Blackchins
  Order
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Neoscopelidae Neoscopelidae
  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 3 | Species : 6 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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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Entirely compressed. Supramaxilla long and slender, trilobate rostral cartilage. No subocular shelf. Anal fin origin far posterior to dorsal fin. Some with photophores. Scales cycloid; ctenoid scales present in Solivomer. Swim bladder present in all but Scopelengys. Vertebrae 29-35. About 30 cm maximum length. Suggested new common name for this family from Ref. 58418.
  Etymology
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Greek, neos = new + Greek, skopelos = the name of a fish cited by Cuvier, 1817; Skopelos also means reef, rock ( Ref. 45335).
  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 | Myctophata | | | | | | Myctophiformes | | | Neoscopelidae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
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[ e.g. cephalopods]


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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
acceptedseniororiginal
Scopelus macrolepidotus (Johnson, 1863)
synonymseniornew
Neoscopelus alcocki Jordan & Starks, 1904
synonymjuniororiginal
Neoscopelus bruuni Whitley, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal
Neoscopelus microchir Matsubara, 1943
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Scopelengys tristis Alcock, 1890
acceptedseniororiginal
! Scopelengys fristis Alcock, 1890
synonymseniororiginal
! Scopelengys tristes Alcock, 1890
synonymseniororiginal
Scopelengys dispar Garman, 1899
synonymjuniororiginal
ambiguousotheroriginal
Scopelengys whoi Mead, 1963
synonymjuniororiginal
! Scopelengy whoi Mead, 1963
synonymjuniororiginal
Scopelengys clarkei Butler & Ahlstrom, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal
Solivomer arenidens Miller, 1947
acceptedseniororiginal
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