Family Nomeidae - Driftfishes
  Order
:
Nomeidae Nomeidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 3 | Species : 16 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
:
Distribution: tropical and subtropical seas. Adults with pelvic fins. First dorsal fin with 9-12 slender spines. Second dorsal fin with 0-3 spines; soft rays 15-32. Anal fin spines 1-3; soft rays 14-30. About 1 m maximum length.
  Etymology
:
Greek, nomeys, -eos = shepherd (Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Pelagiaria | | | Scombriformes | | | Nomeidae

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Nomeus gronovii (Gmelin, 1789)
acceptedseniornew
Gobius gronovii Gmelin, 1789
synonymseniororiginal
! Nomeus gronovi (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymseniornew
Gobius albula Meuschen, 1781
ambiguousotheroriginal
Eleotris mauritii Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Nomeus mauritii (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymjuniornew
Nomeus maculosus Bennett, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
Nomeus peronii Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal
Nomeus maculatus Valenciennes, 1840
synonymjuniororiginal
Nomeus oxyurus Poey, 1860
synonymjuniororiginal
Nomeus dyscritus Whitley, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal
Psenes cyanophrys Valenciennes, 1833
acceptedseniororiginal
! Psenes cyanophris Valenciennes, 1833
synonymseniororiginal
! Psennes cyanophrys Valenciennes, 1833
synonymseniororiginal
Psenes auratus Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal
Psenes leucurus Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal
Psenes guamensis Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal
Psenes javanicus Valenciennes, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal
Psenes fuscus Guichenot, 1866
synonymjuniororiginal
Cubiceps multiradiatus Günther, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal
Psenes chapmani Fowler, 1906
synonymjuniororiginal
Psenes pacificus Meek & Hildebrand, 1925
synonymjuniororiginal
Psenes rotundus Smith, 1949
synonymjuniororiginal
Parapsenes rotundus (Smith, 1949)
synonymjuniornew
Psenes kamoharai Abe, Kojima & Kosakai, 1963
synonymjuniororiginal
Psenes maculatus Lütken, 1880
acceptedseniororiginal
! Psenes maculates Lütken, 1880
synonymseniororiginal
Psenes pellucidus Lütken, 1880
acceptedseniororiginal
Papyrichthys pellucidus (Lütken, 1880)
synonymseniornew
Psenes edwardsii Eigenmann, 1901
synonymjuniororiginal
Icticus ischanus Jordan & Thompson, 1914
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Cubiceps ismaelensis Dieuzeide & Roland, 1955
synonymjuniororiginal
Cubiceps niger Nümann, 1958
synonymjuniororiginal
Psenes arafurensis Günther, 1889
acceptedseniororiginal
! Psenes arafrensis Günther, 1889
synonymseniororiginal
Psenes benardi Rossignol & Blache, 1961
synonymjuniororiginal
Parapsenes rotundus (non Smith, 1949)
misappliedmisappliednew
Psenes rotundus (non Smith, 1949)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Psenes sio Haedrich, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal
Cubiceps gracilis (Lowe, 1843)
acceptedseniornew
Seriola gracilis Lowe, 1843
synonymseniororiginal
Psenes gracilis (Lowe, 1843)
synonymseniornew
Navarchus sulcatus De Filippi & Verany, 1857
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Cubiceps lowei Osório, 1909
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Cubiceps capensis (non Smith, 1845)
misappliedmisappliednew
Cubiceps capensis (Smith, 1845)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Cubiceps gracilis (non Lowe, 1843)
misappliedmisappliednew
Cubiceps pauciradiatus Günther, 1872
acceptedseniororiginal
Cubiceps longimanus Fowler, 1934
synonymjuniororiginal
Cubiceps nesiotes Fowler, 1938
synonymjuniororiginal
Cubiceps carinatus Nichols & Murphy, 1944
synonymjuniororiginal
Cubiceps athenae Haedrich, 1965
synonymjuniororiginal
Cubiceps brevimanus (non Klunzinger, 1884)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Cubiceps whiteleggii (Waite, 1894)
acceptedseniornew
Psenes whiteleggii Waite, 1894
synonymseniororiginal
! Cubiceps whiteleggi (Waite, 1894)
synonymseniornew
! Psenes whitelegii Waite, 1894
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Cubiceps squamiceps (Lloyd, 1909)
synonymjuniornew
Psenes squamiceps (Lloyd, 1909)
synonymjuniornew
Cubiceps natalensis Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1923
synonymjuniororiginal
Psenes guttatus Fowler, 1934
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Cubiceps caeruleus Regan, 1914
acceptedseniororiginal
! Cubiceps caerulus Regan, 1914
synonymseniororiginal
! Cubiceps coeruleus Regan, 1914
synonymseniororiginal
Cubiceps capensis (non Smith, 1845)
misappliedmisappliednew
Cubiceps baxteri McCulloch, 1923
acceptedseniororiginal
Cubiceps gracilis (non Lowe, 1843)
misappliedmisappliednew
Cubiceps caeruleus (non Regan, 1914)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Cubiceps paradoxus Butler, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal
Cubiceps kotlyari Agafonova, 1988
acceptedseniororiginal
Cubiceps macrolepis Agafonova, 1988
acceptedseniororiginal
Cubiceps nanus Agafonova, 1988
acceptedseniororiginal
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