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Eschmeyer, N.M., K.V. Rama-Rao & L.E. Hallacher (1979). Fishes of the Scorpionfish subfamily Choridactylinae from the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. Fourth Series. Vol.XLI (21): 475-500.
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Eschmeyer, N. M.; Rama-Rao, K. V.; Hallacher, L. E.
1979
Fishes of the Scorpionfish subfamily Choridactylinae from the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. Fourth Series. Vol.XLI
21: 475-500
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The Indo-Pacific scorpionfish subfamily Choridactylinae Kaup contains two genera and 10 species. The subfamily synonyms include Pelorinae Gill and Inimicinae Gill, the latter being the subfamily name applied to this group until now. Two species, with three free lower pectoral rays, are placed in the genus Choridactylus Richardson, which includes the nominal genera Chorismodactylus Gunther and Choridactylodes Gilchrist. Eight species, with two free lower pectoral rays, are included in Inimicus. Three species groups are recognized in Inimicus: (1) I. filamentosus (Cuvier); (2) I. caledonicus (Sauvage), I. japonicus (Cuvier), and I. joubini (Chevey). Nine other nominal species are recognized as synonyms, including I. bifilis Fowler and I. cirrhosus McKay. Salient features used in the descriptions of species and separation of species groups include fin-ray counts, elevation of the orbits, head shape, height of interspinous membranes, and color pattern on the inside of the pectoral fin. Descriptions and figures are provided for all species. The subfamily is distributed throughout the Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific to Japan, the major islands of the Indo-Australian Archipelago to tropical Australia, and east to Melanesia. The species are bottom-dwelling fishes of silty and sandy substrates. They are nearshore or slightly offshore forms, most occurring shallower than 40 m. Certain morphological and behavioral features allow burying in the substrate, and these features are discussed and illustrated based on aquarium observations.
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Alepocephalus macropterus Vaillant, 1888 accepted as Conocara macropterum (Vaillant, 1888) (basis of record)
Alosa fallax nilotica (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809) accepted as Alosa agone (Scopoli, 1786) (basis of record)
Aluterus heudelotii Hollard, 1855 (basis of record)
Aluterus schoepfii (Walbaum, 1792) (basis of record)
Apistus niger Cuvier, 1829 accepted as Tetraroge niger (Cuvier, 1829) (source of synonymy)
Asterropterix Rüppell, 1830 accepted as Asterropteryx Rüppell, 1830 (source of synonymy)
Asterropteryx Rüppell, 1830 (basis of record)
Choridactylodes natalensis Gilchrist, 1902 accepted as Choridactylus natalensis (Gilchrist, 1902) (source of synonymy)
Choridactylus multibarbis Richardson, 1848 accepted as Choridactylus multibarbus Richardson, 1848 (source of synonymy)
Choridactylus multibarbus Richardson, 1848 (basis of record)
Choridactylus natalensis (Gilchrist, 1902) (basis of record)
Chorismodactylus multibarbis Gunther, 1860 accepted as Choridactylus multibarbus Richardson, 1848 (source of synonymy)
Chorismodactylus multibarbus Bleeker, 1873 accepted as Choridactylus multibarbus Richardson, 1848 (source of synonymy)
Inimicus Jordan & Starks, 1904 (basis of record)
Inimicus brachyrhynchus (Bleeker, 1874) (basis of record)
Inimicus caledonicus (Sauvage, 1878) (basis of record)
Inimicus cuvieri (Gray, 1835) (basis of record)
Inimicus didactylus (Pallas, 1769) (basis of record)
Inimicus filamentosus (Cuvier, 1829) (basis of record)
Inimicus japonicus (Cuvier, 1829) (basis of record)
Inimicus joubini (Chevey, 1927) (basis of record)
Inimicus sinensis (Valenciennes, 1833) (basis of record)
Lesueurigobius Whitley, 1950 (basis of record)
Pelor didactylum Regan, 1908 accepted as Inimicus filamentosus (Cuvier, 1829) (source of synonymy)
Pelor filamentosum Cuvier, 1829 accepted as Inimicus filamentosus (Cuvier, 1829) (source of synonymy)
Pelor filamentosus Cuvier, 1829 accepted as Inimicus filamentosus (Cuvier, 1829) (source of synonymy)
Trachyscorpia Ginsburg, 1953 (additional source)
 Description

Known from sand or mud bottoms in depths from near shore to 40 m.<383>. [details]

 Remark

Placed in family Scorpaenidae in Eschmeyer et al., 1979. Type species Pelor japonicum Cuvier in Cuvier and ... [details]

 Remark

Listed as a type of Simopias <383>. [details]

 Synonymy

incorrect susequent spelling of Choridactylus multibarbus [details]

 Synonymy

Misidentified [details]