Family Cetomimidae - Flabby whalefishes
  Order
:
Cetomimidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 16 | Species : 30 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
:
According to Johnson et al. (2009; Ref. 80859), three deep-sea families contained larvae (Mirapinnidae), males (Megalomycteridae), and females (Cetomimidae) of only one family (Cetomimidae s.l.). There is a need of revision for the entire family, since larvae, males and females have to be synonymized under one name only. So the account below is incomplete. Account from Paxton (1989: Ref. 9791), and about Cetomimidae s.s., i.e., females only. Oceanic. No pelvic fins. Skin loose with no scales. Eyes very small or vestigial. Gills 3 or 4. Photophores absent; often with cavernous tissue around anus and bases of dorsal and anal fins. Vertebrae 38 to 59. Color in life brown or orange with bright orange or red jaws and fins.
  Etymology
:
Greek, ketos, whale, marine monster + Greek, mimos, -ou = imitator ( 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 | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Berycimorphaceae | | | | Beryciformes | Stephanoberycoidei | | Cetomimidae

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


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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Cetomimus gillii Goode & Bean, 1895
acceptedseniororiginal
! Cetomimus gilli Goode & Bean, 1895
synonymseniororiginal
Cetomimus picklei (Gilchrist, 1922)
acceptedseniornew
Pelecinomimus picklei Gilchrist, 1922
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Cetomimus craneae Harry, 1952
acceptedseniororiginal
Cetomimus teevani Harry, 1952
acceptedseniororiginal
Cetomimus compunctus Abe, Marumo & Kawaguchi, 1965
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Cetomimoides parri Koefoed, 1955
acceptedseniororiginal
! Cetominoides parri Koefoed, 1955
synonymseniororiginal
Cetostoma regani Zugmayer, 1914
acceptedseniororiginal
Cetomimus regani (Zugmayer, 1914)
synonymseniornew
! Cetostomus regani Zugmayer, 1914
synonymseniororiginal
Ditropichthys storeri (Goode & Bean, 1895)
acceptedseniornew
Cetomimus storeri Goode & Bean, 1895
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Gyrinomimus bruuni Rofen, 1959
acceptedseniororiginal
Gyrinomimus parri Bigelow, 1961
acceptedseniororiginal
Gyrinomimus grahami Richardson & Garrick, 1964
acceptedseniororiginal
Gyrinomimus notius Fedorov & Balushkin, 1983
synonymjuniororiginal
Gyrinomimus andriashevi Fedorov, Balushkin & Trunov, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal
Gyrinomimus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
acceptedseniororiginal
Mirapinna esau Bertelsen & Marshall, 1956
acceptedseniororiginal
Parataeniophorus gulosus Bertelsen & Marshall, 1956
acceptedseniororiginal
Parataeniophorus brevis Bertelsen & Marshall, 1956
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Eutaeniophorus festivus (Bertelsen & Marshall, 1956)
acceptedseniornew
Taeniophorus festivus Bertelsen & Marshall, 1956
synonymseniororiginal
Ataxolepis apus Myers & Freihofer, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal
Ataxolepis henactis Goodyear, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal
Megalomycter teevani Myers & Freihofer, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal
Cetichthys indagator (Rofen, 1959)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Cetichthys parini Paxton, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Notocetichthys trunovi Balushkin, Fedorov & Paxton, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
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