WoRMS taxon details

Trachichthyidae Bleeker, 1856

125459  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125459)

accepted
Family
marine
Not documented
Description Marine: mostly deep-sea dwellers. Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. On head: extensive mucous cavities...  
Description Marine: mostly deep-sea dwellers. Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. On head: extensive mucous cavities separated by spinous ridges and covered with membranous skin. Angle of preopercle with a distinct spine. A single normal spine in pelvic fin; soft rays 6. Dorsal fin with 3-8 spines. A median ridge of scutes in abdomen. Interspecific variation in type of scales. Body very deep to moderately deep. Some species are bioluminescent. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Trachichthyidae Bleeker, 1856. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125459 on 2018-12-15
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2015-04-17 08:48:21Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2018). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Marine: mostly deep-sea dwellers. Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. On head: extensive mucous cavities separated by spinous ridges and covered with membranous skin. Angle of preopercle with a distinct spine. A single normal spine in pelvic fin; soft rays 6. Dorsal fin with 3-8 spines. A median ridge of scutes in abdomen. Interspecific variation in type of scales. Body very deep to moderately deep. Some species are bioluminescent. [details]
 



LanguageName 
English slimeheads  [details]
Japanese ヒウチダイ  [details]