Family Agonidae - Poachers
  Order
:
Agonidae Agonidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 21 | Species : 46 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: Arctic, northern North Atlantic, North Pacific, and southern South America. Usually elongate body, covered with bony plates. Pelvic fins thoracic; spine 1, soft rays 2. Dorsal fins 1 or 2; first dorsal fin, when present, spines 2-21; second dorsal fin soft rays 4-14 . Anal fin soft rays 4-28. Principal caudal fin rays 10-12. Branchiostegal rays 5 or 6. Basihyal rudimentary or absent. Tubular bones 1 or absent. Predorsal bone absent. Swimbladder absent. Vertebrae 34-47. Maximum length about 30 cm (Ref. 7463). Subfamilies included: Hypsagoninae (dragon poachers); Bathyagoninae (starsnouts); Bothragoninae (rockheads); Anoplagoninae (alligatorfishes); Agoninae (sturgeon poachers); Brachyopsinae (highmouth poachers) (Ref. 51659).
  Etymology
:
Greek, a = without + gone = descent, origin ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
sluggish
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Eupercaria | | | Perciformes | Cottoidei | Cottales | Agonidae

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Agoninae
Agonus cataphractus (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Cottus cataphractus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Phalangistes cataphractus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Aspidophorus cataphractus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymjuniornew
Cottus brodamus Bonnaterre, 1788
synonymjuniororiginal
Aspidophorus armatus Lacepède, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Paragonus sertorii Miranda Ribeiro, 1918
synonymjuniororiginal
Ribeiroa sertorii (Miranda Ribeiro, 1918)
synonymjuniornew
Agonopsis chiloensis (Jenyns, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Aspidophorus niger Krøyer, 1845
synonymjuniororiginal
Paragonus sertorii (non Miranda Ribeiro, 1918)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Agonopsis vulsa (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)
acceptedseniornew
Agonus vulsus Jordan & Gilbert, 1880
synonymseniororiginal
Podothecus vulsus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)
synonymseniornew
Stelgis vulsus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)
synonymseniornew
Averruncus emmelane Jordan & Starks, 1895
synonymjuniororiginal
Agonopsis emmelane (Jordan & Starks, 1895)
synonymjuniornew
Xystes axinophrys Jordan & Starks, 1895
synonymjuniororiginal
Agonopsis sterletus (Gilbert, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
Averruncus sterletus Gilbert, 1898
synonymseniororiginal
Agonopsis asperoculis Thompson, 1916
acceptedseniororiginal
Leptagonus decagonus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Agonus decagonus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Aspidophorus malarmoides Eudes-Deslongchamps, 1853
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Podothecus accipenserinus (Tilesius, 1813)
acceptedseniornew
Agonus accipenserinus Tilesius, 1813
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
! Podothecus acipenserinus (Tilesius, 1813)
synonymseniornew
! Agonus acipenserinus Tilesius, 1813
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Podothecus sturioides (Guichenot, 1869)
acceptedseniornew
Paragonus sturioides Guichenot, 1869
synonymseniororiginal
Agonus sturioides (Guichenot, 1869)
synonymseniornew
Agonus gilberti Collett, 1895
synonymjuniororiginal
Podothecus gilberti (Collett, 1895)
synonymjuniornew
Podothecus accipiter Jordan & Starks, 1895
synonymjuniororiginal
Podothecus veternus Jordan & Starks, 1895
acceptedseniororiginal
Podothecus hamlini Jordan & Gilbert, 1898
acceptedseniororiginal
Podothecus sachi (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
acceptedseniornew
Draciscus sachi Jordan & Snyder, 1901
synonymseniororiginal
Podothecus tokubire Ishikawa, 1904
synonymjuniororiginal
Podothecus xystes Snyder, 1911
synonymjuniororiginal
Sarritor frenatus (Gilbert, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
Odontopyxis frenatus Gilbert, 1896
synonymseniororiginal
Leptagonus frenatus (Gilbert, 1896)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
Sarritor frenatus occidentalis Lindberg & Andriashev, 1937
synonymjuniororiginal
Sarritor leptorhynchus (Gilbert, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Leptagonus leptorhynchus (Gilbert, 1896)
synonymseniornew
Sarritor knipowitschi Lindberg & Andriashev, 1937
acceptedseniorchange in rank
Sarritor leptorhynchus knipowitschi Lindberg & Andriashev, 1937
synonymseniororiginal
Freemanichthys thompsoni (Jordan & Gilbert, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
Podothecus thompsoni Jordan & Gilbert, 1898
synonymseniororiginal
Anoplagoninae
Anoplagonus inermis (Günther, 1860)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Cottus indicus Bonnaterre, 1788
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymotheroriginal
Aspidophoroides borealis Valenciennes, 1841
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Ulcina olrikii (Lütken, 1877)
synonymseniornew
! Aspidophoroides olriki Lütken, 1877
synonymseniororiginal
! Ulcina olriki (Lütken, 1877)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
! Ulcina güntheri (Bean, 1885)
synonymjuniornew
Bathyagoninae
acceptedseniororiginal
Bathyagonus pentacanthus (Gilbert, 1890)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Asterotheca pentacantha (Gilbert, 1890)
synonymseniornew
Asterotheca pentacanthus (Gilbert, 1890)
synonymseniornew
! Xenertmus pentacanthus (Gilbert, 1890)
synonymseniornew
Bathyagonus alascanus (Gilbert, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
Xenochirus alascanus Gilbert, 1896
synonymseniororiginal
Asterotheca alascana (Gilbert, 1896)
synonymseniornew
! Bathyagonus alascana (Gilbert, 1896)
synonymseniornew
! Xenertmus alascanus (Gilbert, 1896)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Asterotheca infraspinata (Gilbert, 1904)
synonymseniornew
! Bathyagonus infraspinata (Gilbert, 1904)
synonymseniornew
Odontopyxis trispinosa Lockington, 1880
acceptedseniororiginal
! Odontopyxis trispinosus Lockington, 1880
synonymseniororiginal
Podothecus trispinosus (Lockington, 1880)
synonymseniornew
Xeneretmus triacanthus (Gilbert, 1890)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Xeneretmus latifrons (Gilbert, 1890)
acceptedseniornew
Xenochirus latifrons Gilbert, 1890
synonymseniororiginal
Xeneretmus leiops Gilbert, 1915
acceptedseniororiginal
Xeneretmus ritteri Gilbert, 1915
acceptedseniororiginal
Bothragoninae
Bothragonus swanii (Steindachner, 1876)
acceptedseniornew
Hypsagonus swanii Steindachner, 1876
synonymseniororiginal
! Bothragonus swani (Steindachner, 1876)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
Brachyopsinae
Brachyopsis segaliensis (Tilesius, 1809)
acceptedseniornew
Agonus segaliensis Tilesius, 1809
synonymseniororiginal
Agonus rostratus Tilesius, 1813
synonymjuniororiginal
Brachyopsis rostratus (Tilesius, 1813)
synonymjuniornew
Agonus laevigatus Tilesius, 1813
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Pallasina barbata (Steindachner, 1876)
acceptedseniornew
Siphagonus barbatus Steindachner, 1876
synonymseniororiginal
Pallasina barbata barbata (Steindachner, 1876)
synonymseniornew
Pallasina aix Starks, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal
Pallasina barbata aix (Starks, 1896)
synonymjuniornew
Pallasina eryngia Jordan & Richardson, 1907
synonymjuniororiginal
Stellerina xyosterna (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)
acceptedseniornew
Brachyopsis xyosternus Jordan & Gilbert, 1880
synonymseniororiginal
Agonus annae Steindachner, 1880
synonymjuniororiginal
Occella impi Gruchy, 1970
synonymjuniororiginal
Tilesina gibbosa Schmidt, 1904
acceptedseniororiginal
Tilesina hubbsi Freeman, 1951
synonymjuniororiginal
Occella dodecaedron (Tilesius, 1813)
acceptedseniornew
Agonus dodecaedron Tilesius, 1813
synonymseniororiginal
Brachyopsis dodecaedron (Tilesius, 1813)
synonymseniornew
Occa dodecaedron (Tilesius, 1813)
synonymseniornew
! Ocella dodecaedron (Tilesius, 1813)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Occella iburia (Jordan & Starks, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Occa iburia Jordan & Starks, 1904
synonymseniororiginal
Occella kasawae (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
acceptedseniornew
Iburiella kasawae Jordan & Hubbs, 1925
synonymseniororiginal
Occa kasawae (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
synonymseniornew
! Occella kasawai (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
synonymseniornew
Occella kuronumai (Freeman, 1951)
acceptedseniornew
Occa kuronumai Freeman, 1951
synonymseniororiginal
Chesnonia verrucosa (Lockington, 1880)
acceptedseniornew
Brachyopsis verrucosus Lockington, 1880
synonymseniororiginal
Occa verrucosa (Lockington, 1880)
synonymseniornew
Occella verrucosa (Lockington, 1880)
synonymseniornew
Agonus barkani Steindachner, 1880
synonymjuniororiginal
Hypsagoninae
Hypsagonus quadricornis (Valenciennes, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Aspidophorus quadricornis Valenciennes, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
Hypsagonus corniger Taranetz, 1933
acceptedseniororiginal
Percis japonica (Pallas, 1769)
acceptedseniornew
Cottus japonicus Pallas, 1769
synonymseniororiginal
Percis japonicus (Pallas, 1769)
synonymseniornew
Aspidophorus lisiza Lacepède, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Agonus stegophthalmus Tilesius, 1813
synonymjuniororiginal
Agonus curillicus Tilesius, 1813
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Percis matsuii Matsubara, 1936
acceptedseniororiginal
Agonomalus proboscidalis (Valenciennes, 1858)
acceptedseniornew
Aspidophorus proboscidalis Valenciennes, 1858
synonymseniororiginal
Hypsagonus proboscidalis (Valenciennes, 1858)
synonymseniornew
Agonomalus jordani Jordan & Starks, 1904
acceptedseniororiginal
Hypsagonus jordani (Jordan & Starks, 1904)
synonymseniornew
Agonomalus jordani Schmidt, 1904
synonymjuniororiginal
Agonomalus severus Gratzianov, 1907
synonymjuniororiginal
Agonomalus brashnikowi Pavlenko, 1910
synonymjuniororiginal
Agonomalus mozinoi Wilimovsky & Wilson, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal
Hypsagonus mozinoi (Wilimovsky & Wilson, 1979)
synonymseniornew
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