Family Cepolidae - Bandfishes
  Order
:
Cepolidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 5 | Species : 45 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary   upper   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: Eastern Atlantic (off Europe and Mediterranean) and Indo-West Pacific (including New Zealand). Morphology: Continuous dorsal fin with 0-4 spines (often 3). Anal fin 0-2 spines. Vomer and palatine toothless. Postcleithrum 1. Branchiostegal rays 6. Lateral line found along dorsal fin base. Epineural ribs in some trunk vertebrae fused proximally to corresponding pleural ribs. Body color usually red or pink. Maximum length 70 cm, attained in Cepola rubescens. Most species live in self-made burrows in muddy or fine-sand areas. Feed on zooplankton. Pelagic eggs Subfamilies Owstoniinae and Cepolinae. Members of Cepolinae are notably elongate, 48-79 total vertebrae and 55-90 total dorsal-fin soft rays, with the terminal dorsal- and anal-fin soft rays attached to the caudal fin by a membrane (Ref. 119093). Owstoniines are less elongate, only 27-33 vertebrae and 19-26 dorsal-fin soft rays, with dorsal and anal fins not membraneously attached to the caudal fin (Ref. 119093).
  Etymology
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  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Eupercaria | | | Priacanthiformes | | | Cepolidae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
Glossary
[ e.g. cephalopods]


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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Cepola macrophthalma (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Ophidion macrophthalma Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Cepola rubescens Linnaeus, 1764
synonymjuniororiginal
Cepola taenia Linnaeus, 1766
synonymjuniororiginal
Cepola serpentiformis Lacep├Ęde, 1800
synonymjuniororiginal
Cepola marginata Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal
Cepola longicauda Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Cepola novemradiata Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Cepola attenuata Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Cepola truncata Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Cepola gigas Swainson, 1839
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Cepola jugularis Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Cepola schlegelii Bleeker, 1854
acceptedseniororiginal
! Cepola schlegeli Bleeker, 1854
synonymseniororiginal
Cepola haastii (Hector, 1881)
acceptedseniornew
Hypolycodes haastii Hector, 1881
synonymseniororiginal
Cepola aotea Waite, 1910
synonymjuniororiginal
Cepola australis Ogilby, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal
Cepola pauciradiata Cadenat, 1950
acceptedseniororiginal
Acanthocepola krusensternii (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
acceptedseniornew
Cepola krusensternii Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
synonymseniororiginal
! Acanthocepola krusensterni (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
synonymseniornew
Acanthocepola abbreviata (Valenciennes, 1835)
acceptedseniornew
Cepola abbreviata Valenciennes, 1835
synonymseniororiginal
! Aconthocepola abbreviata (Valenciennes, 1835)
synonymseniornew
Acanthocepola limbata (Valenciennes, 1835)
acceptedseniornew
Cepola limbata Valenciennes, 1835
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Cepola indica Day, 1888
synonymseniororiginal
Acanthocepola limbata (non Valenciennes, 1835)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia sibogae (Weber, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Owstonia pectinifer (Myers, 1939)
synonymjuniornew
Owstonia weberi (Gilchrist, 1922)
acceptedseniornew
Parasphenanthias weberi Gilchrist, 1922
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Owstonia doryptera (Fowler, 1934)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Owstonia dorypterus (Fowler, 1934)
synonymseniornew
Owstonia grammodon (Fowler, 1934)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Sphenanthias grammodon (Fowler, 1934)
synonymseniornew
Owstonia maccullochi Whitley, 1934
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia tosaensis Kamohara, 1934
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphenanthias tosaensis (Kamohara, 1934)
synonymseniornew
Owstonia japonica Kamohara, 1935
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia grammodon (non Fowler, 1934)
misappliedmisappliednew
Owstonia taeniosoma (Kamohara, 1935)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Owstonia simotera (Smith, 1968)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Owstonia simoterus (Smith, 1968)
synonymseniornew
Owstonia whiteheadi (Talwar, 1973)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Owstonia macrophthalma (Fourmanoir, 1985)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Owstonia macrophthalmus (Fourmanoir, 1985)
synonymseniornew
Owstonia nigromarginata (Fourmanoir, 1985)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Owstonia nigromarginatus (Fourmanoir, 1985)
synonymseniornew
Owstonia sarmiento Liao, Reyes & Shao, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia kamoharai Endo, Liao & Matsuura, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia ainonaka Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia contodon Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia crassa Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia dispar Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia elongata Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia fallax Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia geminata Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia hastata Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia hawaiiensis Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphenanthias sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Owstonia ignota Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia lepiota Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia melanoptera Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia merensis Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia mundyi Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia nalani Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia nudibucca Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia totomiensis (non Tanaka, 1908)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Owstonia psilos Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia raredonae Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia rhamma Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia scottensis Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Owstonia similis Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
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