Family Muraenesocidae - Pike congers
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 6 | Species : 15 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific. Tropical. Well developed teeth, especially on vomer. Pectorals well developed. Large eyes covered with skin. Origin of dorsal fin over or slightly before pectoral base. Conspicuous lateral line. Vertebrae 120-216.
  Etymology
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Latin, muraena = morey eel + Greek, esox = nursery of salmon ( 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 | Elopocephala | Elopomorpha | Anguilliformes | Muraenesocidae

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

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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 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Muraenesox cinereus (Forsskål, 1775)
acceptedseniornew
Muraena cinerea Forsskål, 1775
synonymseniororiginal1
! Muraenesox cinerius (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
! Muraenosox cinereus (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
Muraena arabica Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymotheroriginal1
Muraenesox arabicus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymothernew
! Muraena arabicus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymotheroriginal
Muraenesox bagio (Hamilton, 1822)
acceptedseniornew
Muraena bagio Hamilton, 1822
synonymseniororiginal1
! Muraenesox baggio (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymseniornew
! Muraenisox bagio (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymseniornew
! Muraenosox bagio (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymseniornew
Muraenesox cinereus (non Forsskål, 1775)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Muraenesox yamaguchiensis Katayama & Takai, 1954
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cynoponticus ferox Costa, 1846
acceptedseniororiginal1
Muraenesox ferox (Costa, 1846)
synonymseniornew
Phyllogramma regani Pellegrin, 1934
synonymjuniororiginal1
Muraenesox savanna (non Bancroft, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Cynoponticus savanna (Bancroft, 1831)
acceptedseniornew
Conger savanna Bancroft, 1831
synonymseniororiginal1
Muraenesox savanna (Bancroft, 1831)
synonymseniornew
Cynoponticus coniceps (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
acceptedseniornew
Muraenesox coniceps Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
synonymseniororiginal1
Oxyconger leptognathus (Bleeker, 1858)
acceptedseniornew
Conger leptognathus Bleeker, 1858
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Nettastoma taeniola (Alcock, 1889)
synonymseniornew
Saurenchelys taeniola (Alcock, 1889)
synonymseniornew
Gavialiceps arabicus (D'Ancona, 1928)
acceptedseniornew
Leptocephalus arabicus D'Ancona, 1928
synonymseniororiginal1
Gavialiceps taeniola (non Alcock, 1889)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gavialiceps taiwanensis (Chen & Weng, 1967)
acceptedseniornew
Chlopsis taiwanensis Chen & Weng, 1967
synonymseniororiginal1
Gavialiceps taeniola (non Alcock, 1889)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gavialiceps bertelseni Karmovskaya, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
Gavialiceps taeniola (non Alcock, 1889)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gavialiceps javanicus Karmovskaya, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
Gavialiceps taeniola (non Alcock, 1889)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal2
Congresox talabon (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Conger talabon Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal1
Muraenesox talabon (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Conger telabon Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
! Congresox telabon (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Muraenesox telabon (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Congresox talabonoides (Bleeker, 1853)
acceptedseniornew
Conger talabonoides Bleeker, 1853
synonymseniororiginal1
Muraenesox talabonoides (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymseniornew
! Congresox talabanoides (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymseniornew
! Congresox telabonoides (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymseniornew
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