Family Psettodidae - Psettodids
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 3 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  First Fossil Record
lower   Tertiary   middle   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
West Africa and Indo-West Pacific. Eyes on right or left side of head; migrating eye on dorsal edge of head. Large mouth; vomer, palatine and tongue with minute teeth. Distinct preopercular margin, not hidden beneath skin. Dorsal fin origin well behind eyes, the anterior rays spinous. Almost symmetrical pelvic fins with a weak spine and five soft rays. Cycloid scale; lateral line developed on both sides of body. Vertebra 10+14. Psettodids are considered the most primitive of the flatfishes, as expressed, e.g., by few vertebrae and their habit of often swimming in an upright position. Psettodes erumei reaches up to 64 cm (Ref. 6006).
Greek, psetta = grouper ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Carangaria | | | Pleuronectiformes | Psettodoidei | | Psettodidae

Show species images | Show valid names | Nominal species list | Identification keys | CAS specimen photos | References

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

Species/Synonymy list for the family Psettodidae 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).

The list ordered as follows:

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

Show all | Show only accepted name | Show only accepted and original names
Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Psettodes belcheri Bennett, 1831
synonymseniorchange in rank
Psettodes erumei (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Pleuronectes erumei Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Hippoglossus erumei (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
! Psettotes erumei (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Psettodes bennettii Steindachner, 1870
! Psettodes bennetti Steindachner, 1870
Psettodes erumei belcheri (non Bennett, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedchange in rank
php script by celloran, 04/03/10, last modified by cmilitante, 29/11/12