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Genera in the family or subfamily Xiphiidae: [ 3 ] records


Phaethonichthys Nichols [J. T.] 1923:1 Masc. Phaethonichthys tuberculatus Nichols 1923. Type by monotypy. Apparently not preoccupied by Phaethonichthys Bleeker 1876 in fishes (name in synonymy); not replaced. •Synonym of Xiphias Linnaeus 1758 -- (Nakamura 1983 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:48 [ref. 20161]). Current status: Synonym of Xiphias Linnaeus 1758. Xiphiidae.

Xiphias Linnaeus [C.] 1758:248 Masc. Xiphias gladius Linnaeus 1758. Type by monotypy. Xyphias, Ziphias, and Ziphius are misspellings or unjustified emendations. On Official List (Opinion 75). Spelled Xiphyas by Bonnaterre 1788:liii [ref. 4940]. •Valid as Xiphias Linnaeus 1758 -- (Tortonese 1973:482 [ref. 7192], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:304 [ref. 7348], Nakamura 1983:263 [ref. 5371], Collette et al. 1984:600 [ref. 11421], Nakamura in Masuda et al. 1984:224 [ref. 6441], Nakamura 1985:48 [ref. 20161], Nakamura in Whitehead et al. 1986:1006 [ref. 13676], Heemstra 1986:839 [ref. 5660], Gomon et al. 1994:829 [ref. 22532], Nakamura 2001:3760 [ref. 26306], Fierstine & Monsch 2002:145 [ref. 26597], Nakamura 2003:1858 [ref. 27116], Parin 2003:S26 [ref. 28536], Bray & Hoese 2006:1783 [ref. 29049], Gomon 2008:791 [ref. 30616], Parin et al. 2014:516 [ref. 33547], Roberts 2015:1647 [ref. 34193], Bañón et al. 2016:324 [ref. 34397], Fricke et al. 2018:365 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Xiphias Linnaeus 1758. Xiphiidae.

Zisius Oken [L.] 1816:ii, 151 Masc. From Whitley, not yet investigated; Oken is Lehrb. Naturg. 3, Zool 1, 1816, pp. ii & 151. Not available; appeared in a erjected work on Official Index (Opinion 417). •In the synonymy of Xiphias Linnaeus 1758 -- (see Whitley 1976:50 [ref. 4735]). Current status: Synonym of Xiphias Linnaeus 1758. Xiphiidae.