Family Scoloplacidae - Spiny dwarf catfishes
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 6 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
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Primary freshwater
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  Remark
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South America (Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil). Two bilateral series of odontode-bearing plates; one midventral series of plates; numerous curved odontodes on rostral plate as well as on many other parts of the body. Dorsal fin with stout smouth spine and 3-5 soft rays; anal fin with 5-6 soft rays. Maximum length about 2 cm. Formerly recognized as subfamily of Loricariidae.
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Greek, skolos = thorny, bony, spiny + Greek, plax, -akos = anything that is flat ( Ref. 45335).
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | | Otophysa | | | | | | Siluriphysae | Siluriformes | Loricarioidei | | Scoloplacidae

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

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Scoloplax dicra Bailey & Baskin, 1976
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Scoloplax distolothrix Schaefer, Weitzman & Britski, 1989
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! Scoloplax distolotrix Schaefer, Weitzman & Britski, 1989
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Scoloplax dolicholophia Schaefer, Weitzman & Britski, 1989
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Scoloplax empousa Schaefer, Weitzman & Britski, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal2
Scoloplax baskini Rocha, de Oliveira & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2008
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Scoloplax baileyi Rocha, Lazzarotto & Py-Daniel, 2012
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