Family Sternoptychidae - Marine hatchetfishes
  Order
:
Sternoptychidae Sternoptychidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 10 | Species : 74 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
     
  Remark
:
Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Branchiostegal rays 10, except Sternoptyx with 6; 3 on epihyal. Branchiostegal photophores 3-7 (mode 6). Branchiostegal pseudobranch present. Suggested new common name for this family from Ref. 58418.
  Etymology
:
Greek, sternon = chest, breast + Greek, ptyx, -ychos = fold, crease ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
sluggish
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Stomiati | | | | | | | | | Stomiatiformes | Stomiatoidei | | Sternoptychidae

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[ e.g. 9948]
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[ e.g. cephalopods]


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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Sternoptychinae
Sternoptyx diaphana Hermann, 1781
acceptedseniororiginal
! Sternopteryx diaphana Hermann, 1781
synonymseniororiginal
Sternoptyx obscura Garman, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal
! Sternopteryx obscura Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Sternoptyx diaphana (non Hermann, 1781)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana Borodulina, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal
Sternoptyx diaphana (non Hermann, 1781)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Argyripnus hemigymnus (Cocco, 1829)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Argyropelecus durvillei Valenciennes, 1849
synonymjuniororiginal
! Argyropelecus d'Urvillei Valenciennes, 1849
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Argyropelecus heathi Gilbert, 1905
synonymjuniororiginal
Argyropelecus olfersii (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Sternoptyx olfersii Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
Pleurothyris olfersii (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Argyropelachus olfersi (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Argyropelecus olfersi (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Argyropelecus lynchus (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Argyropelecus aculeatus Valenciennes, 1850
acceptedseniororiginal
! Argyropelachus aculeatus Valenciennes, 1850
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Argyropelecus amabilis (Ogilby, 1888)
synonymjuniornew
! Argyropelachus amabilis (Ogilby, 1888)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Argyropelecus acanthurus (non Cocco, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal
! Argyropelachus affinis Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Argyripnus lychnus (Garman, 1899)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniorchange in rank
! Argyropelecus lynchus Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Argyripnus sladeni (Regan, 1908)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Argyropelecus olfersi (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliednew
Argyropelecus olfersii (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliednew
Argyropelecus lychnus (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
misappliedmisappliedchange in rank
Argyropelecus gigas Norman, 1930
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus spinosus Günther, 1887
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniorchange in rank
! Polyipnus spinosis Günther, 1887
synonymseniororiginal
! Polypnus spinosus Günther, 1887
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
! Polyipnus lateratus Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal
Polyipnus spinosus (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Polyipnus stereope Jordan & Starks, 1904
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus spinosus stereope Jordan & Starks, 1904
synonymseniorchange in rank
! Polyipnus sterope Jordan & Starks, 1904
synonymseniororiginal
Polyipnus spinosus (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Polyipnus nuttingi Gilbert, 1905
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus tridentifer McCulloch, 1914
acceptedseniororiginal
! Polyipnus trigentifer McCulloch, 1914
synonymseniororiginal
Polyipnus spinosus (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Polyipnus fraseri Fowler, 1934
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus spinosis (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Polyipnus tridentifer (non McCulloch, 1914)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Polyipnus asteroides Schultz, 1938
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus laternatus (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Polyipnus triphanos Schultz, 1938
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus unispinus Schultz, 1938
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Polyipnus indicus Schultz, 1961
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus nuttingi (non Gilbert, 1905)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Polyipnus matsubarai Schultz, 1961
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus japonicus Schultz, 1961
synonymjuniororiginal
Polyipnus asteroides (non Schultz, 1938)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Polyipnus polli Schultz, 1961
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus spinosus (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Polyipnus laternatus (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Polyipnus meteori Kotthaus, 1967
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus oluolus Baird, 1971
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus omphus Baird, 1971
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus laternatus (non Garman, 1899)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Polyipnus ruggeri Baird, 1971
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus elongatus Borodulina, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus parini Borodulina, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus spinifer Borodulina, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus spinosus (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Polyipnus tridentifer (non McCulloch, 1914)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Polyipnus inermis Borodulina, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus paxtoni Harold, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus danae Harold, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus asper Harold, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus bruuni Harold, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus clarus Harold, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus latirastrus Last & Harold, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus ovatus Harold, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus soelae Harold, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus limatulus Harold & Wessel, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyipnus laruei Vourey, Dupoux & Harold, 2017
acceptedseniororiginal
Maurolicinae
acceptedseniororiginal
Maurolicus muelleri (Gmelin, 1789)
acceptedseniornew
Scopelus humboldtii Yarrel, 1836
synonymjuniororiginal
Salmo muelleri Gmelin, 1789
synonymseniororiginal
! Maurolicus mülleri (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymseniornew
! Mauroluccius mulleri (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymseniornew
Argentina pennanti Walbaum, 1792
synonymjuniororiginal
Maurolicus pennanti (Walbaum, 1792)
synonymjuniornew
Scopelus borealis Nilsson, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal
Scopelus maurolici Valenciennes, 1850
synonymjuniororiginal
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Maurolicus japonicus (non Ishikawa, 1915)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Maurolicus mucronatus Klunzinger, 1871
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Triarcus australis (Hector, 1875)
synonymseniornew
Maurolicus parvipinnis Vaillant, 1888
acceptedseniororiginal
Maurolicus japonicus Ishikawa, 1915
acceptedseniororiginal
Maurolicus breviculus Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
Maurolicus imperatorius Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
Maurolicus inventionis Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
Maurolicus javanicus Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
Maurolicus kornilovorum Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
Maurolicus rudjakovi Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
Maurolicus stehmanni Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
Maurolicus walvisensis Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
Maurolicus weitzmani Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Argyripnus ephippiatus Gilbert & Cramer, 1897
acceptedseniororiginal
Argyripnus iridescens McCulloch, 1926
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Argyripnus brocki Struhsaker, 1973
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Argyripnus pharos Harold & Lancaster, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal
Argyripnus hulleyi Quéro, Spitz & Vayne, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal
Danaphos oculatus (Garman, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Maurolicus oculatus Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal
Thorophos euryops Bruun, 1931
acceptedseniororiginal
Thorophos nexilis (Myers, 1932)
acceptedseniornew
Neophos nexilis Myers, 1932
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Araiophos eastropas Ahlstrom & Moser, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal
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