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Genera in the family or subfamily Holocentridae: [ 27 ] records


Adioryx Starks [E. C.] 1908:614 Masc. Holocentrum suborbitale Gill 1863. Type by original designation (also monotypic). Correct spelling for genus of type species is Holocentrus. •Valid as Adioryx Starks 1908 -- (Woods & Sonoda 1973:349 [ref. 6899]). •Synonym of Sargocentron Fowler 1904 -- (Matsuura & Shimizu 1982 [ref. 5503], Randall & Heemstra 1985:5 [ref. 5144], Randall & Heemstra 1986:417 [ref. 5707], Kotlyar 1996:83 [ref. 23292], Randall 1998:5 [ref. 23300], Greenfield 2003:1201 [ref. 27041], Kottelat 2013:301 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Sargocentron Fowler 1904. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.

Archaeomyripristis (subgenus of Myripristis) Greenfield [D. W.] 1974:17 Fem. Myripristis trachyacron Bleeker 1863. Type by original designation. Appeared first in Greenfield 1966 (abstract, name only [ref. 1890]). •Synonym of Myripristis Cuvier 1829 -- (Kotlyar 1996:86 [ref. 23292]). Current status: Synonym of Myripristis Cuvier 1829. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.

Beloholocentrus Fowler [H. W.] 1944:100 Masc. Beloholocentrus atractus Fowler 1944. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Synonym of Holocentrus Scopoli 1777 -- (see Böhlke 1984:113 [ref. 13621], Kotlyar 1996:82 [ref. 23292] as Belonocentrus). Current status: Synonym of Holocentrus Scopoli 1777. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.

Cephalofarer (subgenus of Holocentrus) Whitley [G. P.] 1933:69 Masc. Holocentrum sicciferum Cope 1871. Type by original designation (also monotypic). Correct spelling for genus of type species is Holocentrus. Treated as masculine, Art. 30.2.4. •Synonym of Sargocentron Fowler 1904 -- (Randall & Heemstra 1985:5 [ref. 5144], Kotlyar 1996:83 [ref. 23292], Randall 1998:5 [ref. 23300], Kottelat 2013:301 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Sargocentron Fowler 1904. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.

Corniger Agassiz [L.] in Spix & Agassiz 1831:119, 121 Masc. Corniger spinosus Agassiz 1831. Type by monotypy. For authorship and date see Kottelat 1988:78 [ref. 13380]. •Valid as Corniger Agassiz 1831 -- (Woods & Sonoda 1973:378 [ref. 6899], Uyeno & Sato in Uyeno et al. 1983:275 [ref. 14275], Lozano & Brito 1989:131 [ref. 12828], Kotlyar 1996:86 [ref. 23292], Kotlyar 1998:210 [ref. 24674], Greenfield 2003:1195 [ref. 27041], Dornburg et al. 2012:733 [ref. 32550], Greenfield et al. 2017:2 [ref. 35170], Brown et al. 2019:161 [ref. 36444]). Current status: Valid as Corniger Agassiz 1831. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.

Dispinus Li [S.-H.] in Li, Wang & Wu 1981:78 Masc. Sciaena rubra Forsskål 1775. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Synonym of Sargocentron Fowler 1904 -- (Kotlyar 1996:83 [ref. 23292], Randall 1998:5 [ref. 23300], Kottelat 2013:301 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Sargocentron Fowler 1904. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.

Erythrinus Plumier [C.] in Lacepède 1802:347 (footnote) Masc. Not available. Name without description (as Erythrinus polygrammos) mentioned in passing under Holocentrus sogo. See remarks under Opinion 89 in Appendix B in Eschmeyer et al. 1990 [ref. 26735]. •In the synonymy of Holocentrus Scopoli 1777 -- (Woods & Sonoda 1973:333 [ref. 6899], Kotlyar 1996:82 [ref. 23292]). Current status: Synonym of Holocentrus Scopoli 1777. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.

Faremusca (subgenus of Holocentrus) Whitley [G. P.] 1933:68 Fem. Holocentrum punctatissimum Cuvier 1829. Type by original designation (also monotypic). Correct spelling for genus of type species is Holocentrus. •Synonym of Sargocentron Fowler 1904 -- (Randall & Heemstra 1985:5 [ref. 5144], Kotlyar 1996:83 [ref. 23292], Randall 1998:5 [ref. 23300], Kottelat 2013:301 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Sargocentron Fowler 1904. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.

Farer (subgenus of Sciaena) Forsskål [P. S.] 1775:44 Intended included species assumed to be Holocentrus samara Forsskål 1775, with common name Farer. An available name, but can be suppressed on the basis of no usage. •Synonym of Holocentrus Scopoli 1777 -- (Kotlyar 1996:82 [ref. 23292]). Current status: Synonym of Holocentrus Scopoli 1777. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.

Flammeo Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1898:2871 Masc. Holocentrum marianum Cuvier 1829. Type by original designation (also monotypic). Correct spelling for genus of type species is Holocentrus. •Valid as Flammeo Jordan & Evermann 1898 [over older Neoniphon Castelnau 1875] -- (Woods & Sonoda 1973:345 [ref. 6899], Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:112 [ref. 6441]). •Valid as Flammeo Jordan & Evermann 1898 -- (Dornburg et al. 2012:733 [ref. 32550]). •Correctly as a synonym of Neoniphon Castelnau 1875 -- (Randall & Heemstra 1985:2 [ref. 5144], Randall & Heemstra 1986:416 [ref. 5707], Kotlyar 1996:82 [ref. 23292], Greenfield 2003:1200 [ref. 27041]). Current status: Synonym of Neoniphon Castelnau 1875. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.

Harpage De Vis [C. W.] 1884:447 Fem. Harpage rosea De Vis 1884. Type by monotypy. •Synonym of Plectrypops Gill 1862 -- (Woods & Sonoda 1973:382 [ref. 6899], Kotlyar 1996:90 [ref. 23292]). Current status: Synonym of Plectrypops Gill 1862. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.

Holocentrus Gronow [L. T.] 1763:65 Masc. Not available, published in a rejected work on Official Index (Opinion 261). •In the synonymy of Holocentrus Scopoli 1777. Current status: Synonym of Holocentrus Scopoli 1777. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.

Holocentrus Scopoli [J. A.] (ex Gronow) 1777:449 Masc. Perca adscensionis Osbeck 1765. Type by subsequent designation. Appeared originally as Holocenthrus (regarded as a typographical error by authors), after Holocentrus maxilla Gronow (rejected work). Type perhaps first designated by Jordan & Gilbert 1883:459 [ref. 2476], but Whitley 1933:68 [ref. 4677] and Whitley 1938:222 [ref. 25866] regards sogo Bloch as type. •Valid as Holocentrus Scopoli 1777 -- (Woods 1955: [ref. 12538], Woods & Sonoda 1973:333 [ref. 6899], Kotlyar 1996:82 [ref. 23292], Kotlyar 1998:205 [ref. 24674], Greenfield 2003:1193 [ref. 27041], Dornburg et al. 2012:733 [ref. 32550], Brown et al. 2019:161 [ref. 36444]). Current status: Valid as Holocentrus Scopoli 1777. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.

Holocentrus Bloch [M. E.] 1790:59 Masc. Holocentrus sogo Bloch 1790. Type by subsequent designation. Fowler (MS) lists a first occurrence of this name as Bloch 1767, "Ichthyologie 7":46 (not investigated). Holocentrum of Cuvier 1829:95 [ref. 995] and authors are misspellings or unjustified emendations. Type designated by Jordan & Gilbert 1883:459 [ref. 2476]. •Synonym of Holocentrus Scopoli 1777 -- (Woods & Sonoda 1973:333 [ref. 6899]). Current status: Synonym of Holocentrus Scopoli 1777. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.

Holotrachys (subgenus of Myripristis) Günther [A.] 1874:93 Fem. Myripristis lima Valenciennes 1831. Type by monotypy. •Synonym of Plectrypops Gill 1862 -- (Woods & Sonoda 1973:382 [ref. 6899], Randall & Heemstra 1986:426 [ref. 5707], Kotlyar 1996:90 [ref. 23292]). Current status: Synonym of Plectrypops Gill 1862. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.

Kutaflammeo (subgenus of Holocentrus) Whitley [G. P.] 1933:69 Masc. Holocentrum tahiticum Kner 1864. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Synonym of Neoniphon Castelnau 1875 -- (Randall & Heemstra 1985:2 [ref. 5144], Kotlyar 1996:82 [ref. 23292] as Kumiflmmeo). Current status: Synonym of Neoniphon Castelnau 1875. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.

Myripristis Cuvier [G.] 1829:150 Fem. Myripristis jacobus Cuvier 1829. Type by subsequent designation. Appeared first as above (Mar.) with genus latinized in footnote, then in Cuvier & Valenciennce (Apr.) 1829 [ref. 4879]. Type designated by Jordan & Evermann 1896:846 [ref. 2443]. Spelled Myriopristis by Gill 1863:87 [ref. 1679]. •Valid as Myripristis Cuvier 1829 -- (Greenfield 1965:229 [ref. 21267], Woods & Sonoda 1973:368 [ref. 6899], Greenfield 1974 [ref. 7142], Randall & Guézé 1981 [ref. 6911], Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:112 [ref. 6441], Randall & Heemstra 1986:422 [ref. 5707], Paxton et al. 1989:376 [ref. 12442], Chen et al. 1990:251 [ref. 16678], Kotlyar 1996:86 [ref. 23292], Randall & Greenfield 1996:5 [ref. 22543], Kotlyar 1998:205 [ref. 24674], Randall & Greenfield 1999:2226 [ref. 24790], Greenfield 2003:1193 [ref. 27041], Randall et al. 2003:405 [ref. 26954], Allen et al. 2006:777 [ref. 29066], Satapoomin 2009:51 [ref. 30463], Hubert et al. 2012:5 [ref. 31846], Dornburg et al. 2012:733 [ref. 32550], Roberts 2015:1023 [ref. 34256], Kotlyar 2017:35 [ref. 35137], Greenfield et al. 2017:2 [ref. 35170], Motomura et al. 2017:57 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:111 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:45 [ref. 36273], Brown et al. 2019:161 [ref. 36444]). Current status: Valid as Myripristis Cuvier 1829. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.

Neomyripristis Castelnau [F. L.] 1873:98 Fem. Neomyripristis amaenus Castelnau 1873. Type by monotypy. •Synonym of Myripristis Cuvier 1829 -- (Woods & Sonoda 1973:368 [ref. 6899], Kotlyar 1996:86 [ref. 23292], Randall & Greenfield 1996:5 [ref. 22543]). Current status: Synonym of Myripristis Cuvier 1829. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.

Neoniphon Castelnau [F. L.] 1875:4 Masc. Neoniphon armatus Castelnau 1875. Type by monotypy. Neoniphon De Vis 1885:537 [ref. 4899] not intended as a new genus (wrongly listed by Jordan 1919:378 [ref. 4904]). •Valid as Neoniphon Castelnau 1875 -- (Randall & Heemstra 1985:2 [ref. 5144], Randall & Heemstra 1986:416 [ref. 5707], Paxton et al. 1989:378 [ref. 12442], Kotlyar 1996:82 [ref. 23292], Kotlyar 1998:204 [ref. 24674], Randall & Greenfield 1999:2226 [ref. 24790], Greenfield 2003:1194 [ref. 27041], Satapoomin 2009:52 [ref. 30463], Dornburg et al. 2012:733 [ref. 32550], Copus et al. 2015:1 [ref. 33666], Kotlyar 2017:33 [ref. 35137], Fricke et al. 2018:114 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:45 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Neoniphon Castelnau 1875. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.

Ostichthys Cuvier [G.] (ex Langsdorff) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:174 Masc. Myripristis japonicus Cuvier 1829. Mentioned in synonymy of Myripristis, with species O. aureus in synonymy of Myripristis japonicus. Treated as a valid subgenus by Jordan & Evermann 1896:846 [ref. 2443] and therefore dates to 1829 (Art. 11.6) with authorship as Cuvier (Art. 50.7) (see Appendix A in Eschmeyer 1990 [ref. 20647]); type by subsequent designation of Jordan & Evermann. •Treated as valid by current workers, but with Jordan & Evermann as authors -- (e.g., Kotlyar 1996:89 [ref. 23292], Kotlyar 1998:209 [ref. 24674]). •Synonym of Plectroplops and Myripristus (Dornburg et al. 2012:733 [ref. 32550]). •Valid as Ostichthys Cuvier 1829 -- (Randall & Greenfield 1999:2226 [ref. 24790] with authorship unspecified, Allen et al. 2006:780 [ref. 29066], Satapoomin 2009:52 [ref. 30463], Kotlyar 2017:38 [ref. 35137], Fricke 2017:62 [ref. 35313], Motomura et al. 2017:58 [ref. 35490], Fricke 2017:[2] [ref. 35637], Golani & Fricke 2018:45 [ref. 36273], Matsunuma et al. 2018:[1] [ref. 35840]). Current status: Valid as Ostichthys Cuvier 1829. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.

Ostichthys (subgenus of Myripristis) Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] (ex Langsdorff) 1896:846 Masc. Myripristis japonicus Cuvier 1829. Type by original designation. Appeared first as "Langsdorff" (manuscript name) in synonymy in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:174 and dates to Cuvier (ex Langsdorff) 1829 and not Jordan & Evermann. •Incorrectly valid as Ostichthys Jordan & Evermann 1896 -- (Randall et al. 1982 [ref. 3602], Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:114 [ref. 6441], Randall & Heemstra 1986:425 [ref. 5707], Randall & Wrobel 1988 [ref. 12743], Paxton et al. 1989:379 [ref. 12442], Chen et al. 1990:257 [ref. 16678], Randall & Myers 1993 [ref. 21001], Greenfield 2003:1195 [ref. 27041], Greenfield et al. 2017:1 [ref. 35170] with second author as Everman). Current status: Synonym of Ostichthys Cuvier 1829. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.

Plectrypops Gill [T. N.] 1862:237 Masc. Holocentrum retrospinis Guichenot 1853. Type by monotypy. Correct spelling for genus of type species is Holocentrus. •Valid as Plectrypops Gill 1862 -- (Woods & Sonoda 1973:382 [ref. 6899], Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:114 [ref. 6441], Randall & Heemstra 1986:426 [ref. 5707], Paxton et al. 1989:379 [ref. 12442], Chen et al. 1990:259 [ref. 16678], Kotlyar 1996:90 [ref. 23292], Kotlyar 1998:210 [ref. 24674], Randall & Greenfield 1999:2226 [ref. 24790], Greenfield 2003:1195 [ref. 27041], Allen et al. 2006:781 [ref. 29066], Dornburg et al. 2012:733 [ref. 32550], Greenfield et al. 2017:2 [ref. 35170], Fricke et al. 2018:115 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Plectrypops Gill 1862. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.

Pristilepis Randall [J. E.], Shimizu [T.] & Yamakawa [T.] 1982:4 Fem. Holotrachys oligolepis Whitley 1941. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Valid as Pristilepis Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa 1982 -- (Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:114 [ref. 6441], Randall & Heemstra 1986:426 [ref. 5707], Paxton et al. 1989:379 [ref. 12442], Kotlyar 1996:90 [ref. 23292], Kotlyar 1998:210 [ref. 24674], Randall & Greenfield 1999:2226 [ref. 24790], Allen et al. 2006:781 [ref. 29066], Plamoottil 2014:552 [ref. 33445], Roberts 2015:1024 [ref. 34256], Kotlyar 2017:38 [ref. 35137], Greenfield et al. 2017:1 [ref. 35170]). Current status: Valid as Pristilepis Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa 1982. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.

Rhamphoberyx Gill [T. N.] 1863:87 Masc. Rhamphoberyx poecilopus Gill 1863. Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Jordan & Evermann 1896:846 [ref. 2443]. •Synonym of Myripristis Cuvier 1829 -- (Woods & Sonoda 1973:368 [ref. 6899], Kotlyar 1996:86 [ref. 23292], Randall & Greenfield 1996:5 [ref. 22543]). Current status: Synonym of Myripristis Cuvier 1829. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.

Rhinoberyx Gill [T. N.] 1862:237 Masc. Rhynchichthys brachyrhynchos Bleeker 1853. Type by monotypy. •Synonym of Myripristis Cuvier 1829 -- (Woods & Sonoda 1973:368 [ref. 6899], Kotlyar 1996:86 [ref. 23292], Randall & Greenfield 1996:5 [ref. 22543]). Current status: Synonym of Myripristis Cuvier 1829. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.

Rhynchichthys Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831:503 Masc. Rhynchichthys pelamidis Valenciennes 1831. Type by monotypy. •Synonym of Myripristis Cuvier 1829 -- (Woods & Sonoda 1973:368 [ref. 6899], Kotlyar 1996:86 [ref. 23292], Randall & Greenfield 1996:5 [ref. 22543]). Current status: Synonym of Myripristis Cuvier 1829. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.

Sargocentron (subgenus of Holocentrus) Fowler [H. W.] 1904:235 Neut. Holocentrum leo Cuvier 1829. Type by original designation (also monotypic). Correct spelling for genus of type species is Holocentrus. •Valid as Sargocentron Fowler 1904 -- (Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:111 [ref. 6441], Randall & Heemstra 1985:5 [ref. 5144], Ben-Tuvia in Whitehead et al. 1986:753 [ref. 13676], Randall & Heemstra 1986:417 [ref. 5707], Paxton et al. 1989:380 [ref. 12442], Kotlyar 1996:83 [ref. 23292], Randall 1998:5 [ref. 23300], Kotlyar 1998:200 [ref. 24674], Randall & Greenfield 1999:2226 [ref. 24790], Greenfield 2003:1194 [ref. 27041], Allen et al. 2006:782 [ref. 29066], Satapoomin 2009:53 [ref. 30463], Hubert et al. 2012:5 [ref. 31846], Dornburg et al. 2012:733 [ref. 32550] but polyphyletic, Kottelat 2013:301 [ref. 32989], Kotlyar 2017:33 [ref. 35137], Motomura et al. 2017:59 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:115 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:46 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Sargocentron Fowler 1904. Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.