Family Leptochilichthyidae - Leptochilichthyids
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 3 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  First Fossil Record
Distribution: Deep-sea; eastern Atlantic, western Indian, and eastern and western Pacific Oceans. Expanded and toothless maxilla; teeth present on palate and dentary. Long and numerous gill rakers. No shoulder sac apparatus. Branchiostegal rays 13; dorsal fin rays 11-21; anal fin rays 11-18; lateral line scales 47-64; vertebrae 47-58. Maximum length 31 cm. Most common in depths below 1,000 m, but rare and poorly known.
Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, ichthys = fish ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref
  Deep Fin Classification

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Leptochilichthyidae 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 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
! Leptochilichthys agassizi macrops Roule & Angel, 1931
Leptochilichthys macrops Roule & Angel, 1933
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Anomalopterichthys pinguis (non Vaillant, 1886)
Leptochilichthys pinguis (Vaillant, 1886)
Anomalopterus pinguis Vaillant, 1886
Leptochilichthys microlepis Machida & Shiogaki, 1988
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