Family Zeniontidae - Zeniontids
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 3 | Species : 7 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Marine
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none
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Distribution: primarily off southern Africa and tropical western Pacific. Pelvic fin with a single spine which is long, very much serrated and strong, preceeding the soft rays. Lateral line single. Anal fin spines, when present, 1 or 2; weak. Formerly known as Macrurocyttidae (Ref. 245). Body elongate, depth subequal to head length, about 2.5 in SL. Upper jaw extremely protusible, its length subequal to eye diameter; jaws with minute teeth. Vertebrae 25 - 27; branchiostegal rays 7 or 8. Occurs in fairly deep waters, 300-600 meters. Family spelled as Zeniontidae by authors (Ref. 4256). Greek, makros = great + Greek, kyttaros, kytos = a convex cavity
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nonguarders
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Zeniontidae as currently in FishBase

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The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Zenion hololepis (Goode & Bean, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
Cyttus hololepis Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymseniororiginal2
Cyttula macropus Weber, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal2
Zenion leptolepis (Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924)
acceptedseniornew
Cyttus leptolepis Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924
synonymseniororiginal2
Zenion japonicum Kamohara, 1934
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Zenion japonicus Kamohara, 1934
synonymseniororiginal
Zenion longipinnis Kotthaus, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cyttus hololepis (non Goode & Bean, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Zenion hololepis (non Goode & Bean, 1896)
misappliedmisappliednew
Capromimus abbreviatus (Hector, 1875)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Antigonia muelleri Klunzinger, 1879
synonymjuniororiginal2
Cyttomimus stelgis Gilbert, 1905
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cyttomimus affinis Weber, 1913
acceptedseniororiginal2
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