Family Heterenchelyidae - Mud eels
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 2 | Species : 8 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: Atlantic (and Mediterranean) and eastern Pacific. Tropical. No pectoral fin. Large mouth. Scaleless. Gill openings low on body. Origin of dorsal fin over gill opening. Lateral line absent. Vertebrae 109-136 in Panturichthys and 141-227 in Pythonichthys. Suggested new common name for this family from Ref. 58418.
  Etymology
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Greek, heteros = other + Greek, enchelys, -yos = eel ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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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 | | | Heterenchelyidae

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[ e.g. cephalopods]


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

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This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

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:

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Pythonichthys asodes Rosenblatt & Rubinoff, 1972
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Pantaurichthys mauritanicus (Pellegrin, 1913)
synonymseniornew
Ophisichthys dubius Osório, 1917
synonymjuniororiginal2
Taenioconger longissimus (non Günther, 1870)
misappliedmisappliednew
Panturichthys longus (Ehrenbaum, 1915)
acceptedseniornew
Heterenchelys longus Ehrenbaum, 1915
synonymseniororiginal2
Heterenchelys macrurus (non Regan, 1912)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Panturichthys fowleri (Ben-Tuvia, 1953)
acceptedseniornew
Lophenchelys fowleri Ben-Tuvia, 1953
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal1
Panturichthys mauritanicus (non Pellegrin, 1913)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
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