Family Zeidae - Dories
  Order
:
Zeidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 2 | Species : 6 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
middle   Tertiary     Oligocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. Dorsal and anal fin rays bear small spines or bucklers at the base. Abdomen with 8 or 9 spinous plates. A large round black spot encircled by a yellow ring, centrally located on the body in some species. Dorsal fins 2; D1 7-10 spines, D2 22-37 soft rays. Adults with long filaments trailing from the dorsal spines. Anal fin 1-4 spines, 20-39 soft rays. Pelvic fin spineless, 6-10 soft rays. Scales small and rudimentary, if present. Opercular bones without spines or serrae. Vertebrae 29-34. Capromimus and Cyttomimus genera under Family Zeniontidae according to Heemstra, pers. comm. Cyttusunder Family Cyttidae according to Bruce O'Toole, pers. comm.
  Etymology
:
Latin, Zeus, in Plinius of the classical Greek name zaios for Zeus faber; probably not related to the Greek deity Zeus; among Medieval authors appears the name Piscis Jovii (Jupiter's fish), the deity Jupiter equivalent to Roman Zeus (S.Kullander).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Paracanthopterygii | | Zeiogadaria | Zeiariae | | Zeiformes | Zeiodei | | Zeidae

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[ e.g. 9948]
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Zeidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Zeus faber Linnaeus, 1758
acceptedseniororiginal
Zeus pungio Cuvier, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal
Zeus japonicus Valenciennes, 1835
synonymjuniororiginal
! Zeuss japonicus Valenciennes, 1835
synonymjuniororiginal
Zeus australis Richardson, 1845
synonymjuniororiginal
Zeus faber mauritanicus Desbrosses, 1937
synonymjuniororiginal
Zeus capensis Valenciennes, 1835
acceptedseniororiginal
Zenopsis nebulosa (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
acceptedseniornew
Zeus nebulosus Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
synonymseniororiginal
Zenopsis nebulosus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
synonymseniornew
Zenopsis conchifer (Lowe, 1852)
acceptedseniornew
Zeus conchifer Lowe, 1852
synonymseniororiginal
! Zenopsis conchifera (Lowe, 1852)
synonymseniornew
! Zenopsis couchifer (Lowe, 1852)
synonymseniornew
Zeus ocellatus Storer, 1857
synonymjuniororiginal
Zenopsis ocellata (Storer, 1857)
synonymjuniornew
Zenopsis ocellatus (Storer, 1857)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Zenopsis oblonga Parin, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal
! Zenopsis oblongus Parin, 1989
synonymseniororiginal
Zenopsis stabilispinosa Nakabo, Bray & Yamada, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
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