Family Stromateidae - Butterfishes
  Order
:
Stromateidae Stromateidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 3 | Species : 17 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
:
Coastal. Distribution: North and south America, western Africa, and Indo-Pacific. Usually very deep-bodied. Adults without pelvic fins but pelvic girdle present. Continuous dorsal fin. Usually 2-6 spines in anal fin; soft rays 30-50.
  Etymology
:
Greek, stromatos = bedspread; and also greek, stromataios, -ou = a fish with flattened body and colour spotted. Old bedspreads ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Pelagiaria | | | Scombriformes | | | Stromateidae

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Stromateus fiatola Linnaeus, 1758
acceptedseniororiginal
Chrysostromus fiatoloides Lacep├Ęde, 1802
synonymjuniororiginal
Fiatola fasciata Risso, 1827
synonymjuniororiginal
Stromateus fasciatus (Risso, 1827)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Stromateus microchirus (Cuvier, 1833)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Stromateus maculatus (non Cuvier, 1833)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Peprilus paru (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Stromateus paru Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Chaetodon alepidotus Linnaeus, 1766
synonymjuniororiginal
Peprilus alepidotus (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymjuniornew
Rhombus alepidotus (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymjuniornew
! Peprilus alepidatus (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymjuniornew
Sternoptyx gardenii Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Stromateus gardenii (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymjuniornew
Stromateus longipinnis Mitchill, 1815
synonymjuniororiginal
Peprilus longipinnis (Mitchill, 1815)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Rhombus triacanthus (Peck, 1804)
synonymseniornew
Stromateus cryptosus Mitchill, 1814
synonymjuniororiginal
Rhombus cryptosus (Mitchill, 1814)
synonymjuniornew
Poronotus burti (non Fowler, 1944)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Peprilus xanthurus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
acceptedseniornew
Seserinus xanthurus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
synonymseniororiginal
Simobrama xanthura (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
synonymseniornew
Rhombus xanthurus Cuvier, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal
Peprilus paru (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliednew
Peprilus crenulatus Cuvier, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal
Peprilus simillimus (Ayres, 1860)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Palometa simillima (Ayres, 1860)
synonymseniornew
Peprilus medius (Peters, 1869)
acceptedseniornew
Stromateus medius Peters, 1869
synonymseniororiginal
Palometa palometa (Jordan & Bollman, 1890)
synonymjuniornew
Peprilus palometa (Jordan & Bollman, 1890)
synonymjuniornew
Peprilus snyderi Gilbert & Starks, 1904
acceptedseniororiginal
Peprilus burti Fowler, 1944
acceptedseniororiginal
Peprilus ovatus Horn, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal
Pampus argenteus (Euphrasen, 1788)
acceptedseniornew
Stromateus argenteus Euphrasen, 1788
synonymseniororiginal
Stromateoides argenteus (Euphrasen, 1788)
synonymseniornew
! Pampus argentus (Euphrasen, 1788)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Pampus cinereus (Bloch, 1795)
synonymjuniornew
Stromatioides nozawae Ishikawa, 1904
synonymjuniororiginal
Pampus chinensis (Euphrasen, 1788)
acceptedseniornew
Stromateus chinensis Euphrasen, 1788
synonymseniororiginal
Stromateus sinensis Forster, 1795
ambiguousotheroriginal
Pampus punctatissimus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
acceptedseniornew
Stromateus punctatissimus Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
synonymseniororiginal
Pampus echinogaster (Basilewsky, 1855)
acceptedseniornew
Stromateus echinogaster Basilewsky, 1855
synonymseniororiginal
Pampus minor Liu & Li, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Stromateoides argenteus (non Euphrasen, 1788)
misappliedmisappliednew
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