Family Datnioididae - Freshwater tripletails
No. in FishBase
Genera : 0 | Species : 0 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : No
  First Fossil Record
Distribution: from India to Borneo in fresh and brackish waters. Palatine and vomer toothless; caudal fin rounded; rounded lobes on anal and second dorsal fins giving fish the appearance of having three tails; dorsal fin with 12 spines and 15-16 soft rays; 24 vertebrae. The very young camouflage themselves by turning sideways and floating like leaves. Coius cobojius the type species of Coius has been assigned to Anabas. Therefore, Coius has been put in synonymy with Anabas and genus and species included in Anabantidae (Kottelat, 2000; CAS_Ref_No 25865). This implies: - a change of the family name in Datnioididae (= former Datnioidae); - a genus change for the other Datnioididae species that have been assigned to Coius but are not Anabantidae. All have been assigned to Datnioides, now the genus type for the family. Suggested new common name for this family in a coming ref. following Ref. 58418.
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  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Eupercaria | | | Lobotiformes | | | Datnioididae

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

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