Family Centriscidae - Snipefishes and shrimpfishes
  Order
:
Centriscidae Centriscidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 5 | Species : 12 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
some
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Body extremely compressed, razorlike body with a sharp entral edge. Thin bony plates which are expansions of the vertebral column almost entirely cover the body. First dorsal spine long and sharp, located at the extreme end of the body; 2 shorter spines follow it. Dorsal and caudal soft fins are displaced ventrally. Lateral line absent. No teeth. Swims in vertical position with the snout downwards; feeds on small zooplankton. Maximum length up to 15 cm.
  Etymology
:
Greek, kentriskos, -ou, a kind of fish without identification ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
sluggish
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Syngnatharia | | | Syngnathiformes | Syngnathoidei | | Centriscidae

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


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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Centriscinae
Centriscus scutatus Linnaeus, 1758
acceptedseniororiginal
! Centricus scutatus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Centriscus capito Oshima, 1922
synonymjuniororiginal
Centriscus cristatus (De Vis, 1885)
acceptedseniornew
Amphisile cristata De Vis, 1885
synonymseniororiginal
Aeoliscus strigatus (Günther, 1861)
acceptedseniornew
Amphisile strigata Günther, 1861
synonymseniororiginal
Aeoliscus punctulatus (Bianconi, 1854)
acceptedseniornew
Amphisile punctulata Bianconi, 1854
synonymseniororiginal
Centriscus punctulatus (Bianconi, 1854)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Aeoliscus punctatus (Kner, 1860)
synonymjuniornew
Macroramphosinae
Macroramphosus scolopax (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Balistes scolopax Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Centriscus scolopax (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Solenostomus scolopax (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Macrorhamphosus scolopax (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Silurus cornutus Forsskål, 1775
synonymjuniororiginal
ambiguousotheroriginal
Centriscus gracilis (non Lowe, 1839)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Macroramphosus gracilis (non Lowe, 1839)
misappliedmisappliednew
Macrorhamphosus elevatus (non Waite, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Centriscops humerosus (Richardson, 1846)
acceptedseniornew
Centriscus humerosus Richardson, 1846
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Notopogon lilliei Regan, 1914
acceptedseniororiginal
Centriscops lilliei (Regan, 1914)
synonymseniornew
! Notopogon lillei Regan, 1914
synonymseniororiginal
Centriscops cristatus McCulloch, 1914
synonymjuniororiginal
Centriscus cristatus (McCulloch, 1914)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Notopogon armatus (Sauvage, 1879)
acceptedseniornew
Centriscus armatus Sauvage, 1879
synonymseniororiginal
Scolopacichthys armatus (Sauvage, 1879)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Notopogon fernandeziana (Delfin, 1899)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Notopogon schoteli (Weber, 1909)
synonymjuniornew
Notopogon xenosoma Regan, 1914
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Notopogon natalensis (Gilchrist, 1922)
synonymjuniornew
Notopogon fernandezianus (non Delfin, 1899)
misappliedmisappliednew
Notopogon macrosolen Barnard, 1925
acceptedseniororiginal
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