Family Scopelarchidae - Pearleyes
  Order
:
Scopelarchidae Scopelarchidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 5 | Species : 18 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: Antarctic, Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. Scales cycloid. Whole body and postorbital region with scales. Lateral line scales 40-65. Tongue with strong and usually hooked teeth. Eyes large and tubular, oriented upward or slightly dorso-anteriorly. Dorsal fin 5-10 rays. Anal fin with up to 39 rays; usually 17-27. Pectoral fins with 18-28 rays. Postcleithra 2. Swim bladder absent. Vertebrae 40-65. Maximum length about 23 cm. Adults usually found in depths of 500-1,000 m; larvae usually occuring in 100-200 m.
  Etymology
:
Greek, skopelos = rock + Greek, arche = the first, the beginning. Cuvier, skopelos ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
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 | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Cyclosquamata | | | | | | | Aulopiformes | Alepisauroidei | | Scopelarchidae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
Glossary
[ e.g. cephalopods]


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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
acceptedseniororiginal
Scopelarchus analis (Brauer, 1902)
acceptedseniornew
Dissomma anale Brauer, 1902
synonymseniororiginal
! Scopelarchus anale (Brauer, 1916)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Scopelarchus sagax Rofen, 1963
synonymjuniororiginal
Evermannella balbo (non Risso, 1820)
misappliedmisappliednew
Scopelarchus guentheri (non Alcock, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Phanops michaelsarsi (Koefoed, 1955)
synonymseniornew
Scopelarchus cavei Marshall, 1955
synonymjuniororiginal
Scopelarchus analis (non Brauer, 1902)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Scopelarchoides danae Johnson, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Benthalbella infans Zugmayer, 1911
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Benthalbella dubius (Marshall, 1955)
synonymjuniornew
Omosudis lowei (non Günther, 1887)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Scopelarchus guentheri (non Alcock, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Benthalbella elongata (Norman, 1937)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Benthalbella dentata (Chapman, 1939)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Benthalbella linguidens (Mead & Böhlke, 1953)
acceptedseniornew
Scopelarchus linguidens Mead & Böhlke, 1953
synonymseniororiginal
Benthalbella macropinna Bussing & Bussing, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Phanops volucris Rofen, 1966
synonymseniororiginal
Rosenblattichthys alatus (Fourmanoir, 1970)
acceptedseniornew
Benthalbella alatus Fourmanoir, 1970
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Rosenblattichthys alatus (non Fourmanoir, 1970)
misappliedmisappliednew
Rosenblattichthys nemotoi Okiyama & Johnson, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal
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