Family Scatophagidae - Scats
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 2 | Species : 4 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
:
some
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Compressed and deep-bodied like butterflyfishes. Mouth non-protrusible. Pelvics with axillary process. Deep notch on dorsal fin. First spine in dorsal fin procumbent. Spines in anal fin 4. Sixteen branched rays in caudal fin. Vertebrae 23 (11 + 12). To about 35 cm maximum length. Feed on algae and feces. Commonly kept in freshwater aquaria.
  Etymology
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Greek, skatos = excrement + Greek, phagein = to eat ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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normal
  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 | Percomorphaceae | Eupercaria | | | incertae | | | Scatophagidae

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

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This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

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 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus, 1766)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon argus Linnaeus, 1766
synonymseniororiginal2
Ephippus argus (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
Scatophagus argus argus (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
Chaetodon pairatalis Hamilton, 1822
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Scatophagus ornatus Cuvier, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Sargus maculatus Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal2
Scatophagus maculatus (Gronow, 1854)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Scatophagus quadranus De Vis, 1882
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal2
Scatophagus tetracanthus (Lacepède, 1802)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon tetracanthus Lacepède, 1802
synonymseniororiginal2
Cacodoxus tetracanthus (Lacepède, 1802)
synonymseniornew
Ephippus tetracanthus (Lacepède, 1802)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Selenotoca multifasciata (Richardson, 1846)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
! Selenotoca multifasciatus (Richardson, 1846)
synonymseniornew
Scatophagus tetracanthus (non Lacepède, 1802)
misappliedmisappliednew
Selenotoca papuensis Fraser-Brunner, 1938
acceptedseniororiginal2
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