Family Indostomidae - Armored sticklebacks
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 3 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  First Fossil Record
Distribution: Lake Indawgyi, upper Burma. Slender body with a covering of bony scutes. Upper jaw non-protractile. Opercular spines 6. Dorsal fin with 6 rays, following a series of 5 isolated dorsal spines. Anal fin with 6 rays. Pectoral fin rays 23. Pelvic soft rays 4; spines absent. Branchiostegal rays 5. Ribs absent. Vertebrae usually 21. Swim bladder physoclistic. Reported maximum length 2.7 cm. Suggested new common name for this family from Ref. 58418.
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Anabantaria | | | Synbranchiformes | Indostomoidei | | Indostomidae

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Indostomus paradoxus Prashad & Mukerji, 1929
Indostomus crocodilus Britz & Kottelat, 1999
! Indostomus crocodylus Britz & Kottelat, 1999
Indostomus spinosus Britz & Kottelat, 1999
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