William EschmeyerCaliforia Academy of Sciences · Ichthyology
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Online database on genus and species names of recent fishes. Available under http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp
Statistics of numbers of nominal and valid species described in families and subfamilies of recent fishes. Available under http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/SpeciesByFamily.asp
The Catalog of Fishes covers more than 61,700 species and subspecies, over 11,000 genera and subgenera, and includes in excess of 34,000 bibliographic references. Entries for species, for example, consist of species/subspecies name, genus, author, date, publication, pages, figures, type locality, location of type specimen(s), current status (with r...
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This new version of addenda and errata for the families of fishes includes the recent finding of a homonymy between the Anthiinae Poey 1861 in fishes and Anthies Bonelli 1813 in carabid beetles. The fish name is invalid, and the case must be referred to the Commission for a ruling to remove homonymy, following Article 55.3.1.
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The family-group names of animals (superfamily, family, subfamily, supertribe, tribe and subtribe) are regulated by the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Family names are particularly important because they are among the most widely used of all technical animal names. Apart from using the correct family-group name according to the Code...
The increase in knowledge of marine fish biodiversity over the last 250 years is assessed. The Catalog of Fishes database (http://research.calacademy.org/ichthyology/catalog) on which this study is based, has been maintained for 25 years and includes information on more than 50,000 available species names of fishes, with more than 31,000 of them cu...
Ludwig Doderlein was one of the few European ichthyol- ogists who visited Japan and collected fish specimens for taxonomic studies early in the Meiji period (1868-1912). Based on his collection during his visit to Japan (1879- 1881), Steindachner and Doderlein (1883) provided the descriptions of 37 species, including 6 new species and 2 new genera....
Scorpaena canariensis (Sauvage, 1878), which has to date only been known from the holo- type, is redescribed on the basis of the holotype and three newly-collected specimens. In ad- dition, Pontinus leda Eschmeyer, 1969, which has to date only been known from the equator south to South Africa, is reported on the basis of three specimens collected f...
A new species of helmet gurnard, Dactyloptena tiltoni. is described from the Philippines (type locality) and western Australia. It differs from the other species of the family by having a more pointed snout and multiple transverse ridges on its scales on the upper sides (rather than one strong transverse ridge). The family is represented in the Atl...
The scorpionfish subfamily Setarchinae is revised on a worldwide basis. The subfamily is redefined and three genera and four species are recognized. Lioscorpius longiceps Günther is treated as a senior synonym of Macroscorpius pallidus Fowler after designation of a lectotype of the former. The genus Ectreposebastes Garman is referred to the subfami...
Western Atlantic species of Scorpaena are treated. Four new species are described and S. isthmensis Meek and Hildebrand is reinstated, bringing to sixteen the number of species in the western Atlantic Ocean, though one is of doubtful occurrence in the western Atlantic. Synonymies, descriptions of adults and juveniles, comparisons with other species...