Family Synaphobranchidae - Cutthroat eels
  Order
:
Synaphobranchidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 12 | Species : 39 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
:
Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific. Opening of gills low on body, below or at the insertion of pectoral fin. Pectoral fin absent in a few species. Third hypobranchial directed forward from midline, meeting third ceratobranchial at a sharp angle. Vertebrae 110-205. Eyes telescopic in the larval stage; its lens at anterodorsal end.
  Etymology
:
Greek, synaphe, -es = union, adjacent + Greek, brangchia = gills ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
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 | Elopocephalai | | Elopomorpha | | | | | | | | | | Anguilliformes | | | Synaphobranchidae

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Synaphobranchinae
acceptedseniororiginal
! Synaphobranchus kaupi Johnson, 1862
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Synaphobranchus pinnatus (non Gronow, 1854)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal
! Synapobranchus affinis Günther, 1877
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Synaphobranchus pinnatus (non Gronow, 1854)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Histiobranchus bathybius (Günther, 1877)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
Synaphobranchus australis (non Regan, 1913)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Histiobranchus bathybius (non Günther, 1877)
misappliedmisappliednew
Synaphobranchus bathybius (non Günther, 1877)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Synaphobranchus bruuni (Castle, 1964)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
Ilyophis capensis (Barnard, 1923)
synonymseniornew
Synaphobranchus capensis (Barnard, 1923)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Diastobranchus danae (Bruun, 1937)
synonymjuniornew
Haptenchelys texis Robins & Martin, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal
Ilyophinae
Ilyophis brunneus Gilbert, 1891
acceptedseniororiginal
Ilyophis arx Robins, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal
Ilyophis blachei Saldanha & Merrett, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal
Ilyophis nigeli Shcherbachev & Sulak, 1997
acceptedseniororiginal
Ilyophis robinsae Sulak & Shcherbachev, 1997
acceptedseniororiginal
Ilyophis saldanhai Karmovskaya & Parin, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal
Dysomma bucephalus Alcock, 1889
acceptedseniororiginal
Dysomma brevirostre (Facciolà, 1887)
acceptedseniornew
Nettastoma brevirostre Facciolà, 1887
synonymseniororiginal
Todarus brevirostre (Facciolà, 1887)
synonymseniornew
! Nettodarus brevirostris (Facciolà, 1887)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Dysomma muciparus (Alcock, 1891)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Dysomma anguillare Barnard, 1923
acceptedseniororiginal
! Dysomma anguillaris Barnard, 1923
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Dysomma angustum (Lin, 1933)
synonymjuniornew
Dysomma japonicus Matsubara, 1936
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Dysomma aphododera Ginsburg, 1951
synonymjuniororiginal
Dysomma melanurum Chen & Weng, 1967
acceptedseniororiginal
Dysomma goslinei Robins & Robins, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal
Dysomma fuscoventralis Karrer & Klausewitz, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Dysomma polycatodon Karrer, 1983
acceptedseniororiginal
Dysomma tridens Robins, Böhlke & Robins, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal
Dysomma opisthoproctus Chen & Mok, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal
Dysomma longirostrum Chen & Mok, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal
Dysomma taiwanensis Ho, Smith & Tighe, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Dysommina rugosa Ginsburg, 1951
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Meadia abyssalis (Kamohara, 1938)
acceptedseniornew
Dysomma abyssale Kamohara, 1938
synonymseniororiginal
! Meadia abyssale (Kamohara, 1938)
synonymseniornew
! Media abyssalis (Kamohara, 1938)
synonymseniornew
Meadia roseni Mok, Lee & Chan, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal
Atractodenchelys phrix Robins & Robins, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal
Atractodenchelys robinsorum Karmovskaya, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Thermobiotes mytilogeiton Geistdoerfer, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal
! Thermobiotes mytelogeiton Geistdoerfer, 1991
synonymseniororiginal
Simenchelyinae
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
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