Family Aphredoderidae - Pirate perches
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 1 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
Primary freshwater
  First Fossil Record
lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
Distribution: eastern United States. Scales ctenoid. Head scaly on sides. Normal eyes. Dorsal fin spines 3 or 4; soft rays 10 or 11. Anal fin spines 2 or 3; soft rays 5-7. Pelvic fin insertion subthoracic; pelvic rays 7. Anus in juveniles immediately preceeding anal fin, moving anteriorly with growth. That young individuals have less anal fin spines (2) but more soft rays (8) while adults have 3 and 7, respectively, seems to result from a transformation of the third soft ray into a spine. About 13 cm maximum length.
Greek, aphod = excrement + Greek, dere = throat; because of the unusual position of the anus
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref
  Deep Fin Classification
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Paracanthopterygii | | Percopsaria | | | Percopsiformes | | | Aphredoderidae

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Aphredoderus sayanus (Gilliams, 1824)
Scolopsis sayanus Gilliams, 1824
Aphredoderus gibbosus Lesueur, 1833
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