Famille Pataecidae - Australian prowfishes
No. in FishBase
Genera : 3 | Espèce : 3 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Eau douce : No | Saumâtre : No | Marin : Yes
  Premier signalement fossile
Distribution: Australia. Scales absent. Body smooth or with tubercles or papillae. No pelvic fins; very long continuous dorsal fin with 19-25 spines and 7-17 soft rays, extending from head to tail; anal fin with 5-11 spines and 3-7 soft rays; pectoral fin with 8 rays; all fin rays unbranched. Anterior isthmus with fleshy extension. Vertebrae 34 - 44. Maximum length 30 cm.
Greek, pataikoi, -on = images of the Phoenician Gods, painted in the prow of their boats/ships ( Ref. 45335).
  Guilde reproductive
  Niveau d'activité typique
  Réf. Princ.
  Deep Fin Classification
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Eupercaria | | | Perciformes | Scorpaenoidei | | Pataecidae

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Pataecus fronto Richardson, 1844
! Pataecus fonto Richardson, 1844
Neopataecus waterhousii (Castelnau, 1872)
Pataecus waterhousii Castelnau, 1872
Aetapcus maculatus (Günther, 1861)
Pataecus maculatus Günther, 1861
Pataecus vincentii Steindachner, 1861
! Aetapcus vincenti (Steindachner, 1861)
! Pataecus vincenti Steindachner, 1861
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