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Species in the family or subfamily Dactylopteridae: [ 26 ] records


blochii, Dactylopterus Swainson [W.] 1839:262, 415 [The natural history and classification v. 2; ref. 4303] No locality known. No types known. Genus spelled Dactylophorus on p. 262. •Synonym of Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:614 [ref. 7193]). •Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Eschmeyer & Dempster 1990:691 [ref. 17613]). Current status: Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

cheirophthalmus, Dactylopterus Bleeker [P.] 1855:494 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 7 (no. 3); ref. 16943] Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Indonesia. Syntypes: (2). •Synonym of Dactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier 1829) -- (Eschmeyer 1997:735 [ref. 22973]). •Status uncertain as Dactylopterna cheirophthalmus [probably should be cheirophthalma] -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1999:2284 [ref. 24795]). Current status: Synonym of Dactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier 1829). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

chinensis, Dactylopterus Swainson [W.] 1839:262, 418 [The natural history and classification v. 2; ref. 4303] In a box of Chinese dried fishes and crabs. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Genus spelled Dactylophorus on p. 262, as Dactylopterus on p. 418; species description on p. 418. Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

communis, Dactylopterus Gistel [J.] 1848:107 [Naturgeschichte des Thierreichs; ref. 1822] Apparently an unneeded new name for Trigla volitans = Dactylopterus volitans. •Synonym of Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:614 [ref. 7193]). •Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Current status: Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

fasciata, Trigla Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801:16, Pl. 3 (fig. 1) [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] No locality. No types known. •Synonym of Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:613 [ref. 7193]). •Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Eschmeyer & Dempster 1990:690 [ref. 17613]). Current status: Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

fasciatus, Dactylopterus Swainson [W.] 1839:262, 416 [The natural history and classification v. 2; ref. 4303] No types known. Genus spelled Dactylophorus on p. 262. •Synonym of Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:614 [ref. 7193]). •Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Eschmeyer & Dempster 1990:691 [ref. 17613]). Current status: Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

gilberti, Dactyloptena Snyder [J. O.] 1909:604 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 36 (no. 1688); ref. 4151] Kagoshima, southern Japan. Holotype (unique): USNM 62952. •Valid as Dactyloptena gilberti Snyder 1909 -- (Okamura in Masuda et al. 1984:336 [ref. 6441], Eschmeyer 1997:733 [ref. 22973], Poss & Eschmeyer 1999:2285 [ref. 24795], Nakabo 2000:678 [ref. 25086], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2002:678 [ref. 26001], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S103 [ref. 27377], Adrim et al. 2004:119 [ref. 27715], Yoshida et al. 2013:74 [ref. 34464], Bogorodsky et al. 2014:416 [ref. 33460], Psomadakis et al. 2015:188 [ref. 34104] as cf. gilberti, Golani & Fricke 2018:59 [ref. 36273], Eagderi et al. 2019:125 [ref. 37020], Sonoyama et al. 2020:51 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Dactyloptena gilberti Snyder 1909. Dactylopteridae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: Somalia, Oman and Persian Gulf east to Gulf of Thailand, north to southern Sea of Japan. Habitat: marine.

japonicus, Dactylopterus Bleeker [P.] 1854:396 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 6 (no. 2); ref. 13964] Nagasaki, Japan. No types known. Based on literature and 1 specimen. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Dactylopterus japonicus Lacepède 1801 in family Triglidae. •Synonym of Dactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier 1829) -- (Eschmeyer 1997:735 [ref. 22973]). Current status: Synonym of Dactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier 1829). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

jordani, Dactyloptena Franz [V.] 1910:80, Pl. 9 (figs. 72-72a) [Abhandlungen der math.-phys. Klasse der K. Bayer Akademie der Wissenschaften v. 4 (Suppl.) (no. 1); ref. 1481] Japan. Holotype (unique): ZSM [old collection] destroyed in WWII. Type catalog: Neumann 2006:274 [ref. 28925]. •Synonym of Dactyloptena gilberti Snyder 1909 -- (Eschmeyer 1997:734 [ref. 22973]). Current status: Synonym of Dactyloptena gilberti Snyder 1909. Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

macracanthus, Dactylopterus Bleeker [P.] 1855:449 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 7 (no. 3); ref. 16942] Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Syntypes: (2). •Valid as Dactyloptena macracanthus (Bleeker 1855) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:44 [ref. 25477] with genus as Dactyloptaenia, Paxton et al. 1989:480 [ref. 12442], Krishnan & Mishra 1993:221 [ref. 24016], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:582 [ref. 27969]). •Valid as Dactyloptena macracantha (Bleeker 1855) -- (Eschmeyer 1997:735 [ref. 22973], Poss & Eschmeyer 1999:2286 [ref. 24795], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:29 [ref. 25847], Allen & Adrim 2003:30 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S103 [ref. 27377], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:25 [ref. 27712], Paxton et al. 2006:864 [ref. 28995], Larson et al. 2013:79 [ref. 32988], Motomura et al. 2017:75 [ref. 35490], Psomadakis et al. 2020:366 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Dactyloptena macracantha (Bleeker 1855). Dactylopteridae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: southern India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar east to Philippines and Papua New Guinea, north to Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.

macrocephalus, Gonocephalus Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854:106 [Catalogue of fish collected and described by Laurence Theodore Gronow; ref. 1911] Pelagic. No types known. •Synonym of Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:614 [ref. 7193]). •Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Eschmeyer & Dempster 1990:691 [ref. 17613]). Current status: Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

microcephalus, Gonocephalus Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854:107 [Catalogue of fish collected and described by Laurence Theodore Gronow; ref. 1911] Indian Ocean. No types known. Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

occidentalis, Dactylopterus Swainson [W.] 1839:415 [The natural history and classification v. 2; ref. 4303] St. Vincent, West Indies. No types known. •Synonym of Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:614 [ref. 7193]). •Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Eschmeyer & Dempster 1990:691 [ref. 17613]). Current status: Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

orientalis, Dactylopterus Cuvier [G.] (ex Russell) 1829:162 [Le Règne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] [Mer des Indes] Coromandel coast, India, eastern Indian Ocean. No types preserved. Cuvier specimens (non-types): MNHN 0000-4338 (1) Mauritius, 0000-6415 (1) Waigiou, 0000-6889 (1) Mauritius, 0000-6893 (1) Mauritius; SMF 475 [ex MNHN] (2). Type catalog: Blanc & Hureau 1968:58 [ref. 20738] with syntypes. Based on Russell 1803:Pl. 161 [ref. 13862]. See also Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:134, pl. 76 [ref. 998]. •Valid as Dactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier 1829) -- (Kyushin et al. 1982:279 [ref. 19754], Okamura in Masuda et al. 1984:336 [ref. 6441], Heemstra 1986:490 [ref. 5660], Allen & Swainston 1988:44 [ref. 25477] with genus as Dactyloptaenia, Paxton et al. 1989:480 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:167 [ref. 24556], Winterbottom et al. 1989:22 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:76 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:109 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:159 [ref. 25479], Goren & Dor 1994:23 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:121 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:582 [ref. 27969], Lindberg et al. 1997:15 [ref. 23547], Eschmeyer 1997:735 [ref. 22973], Allen 1997:70 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:134 [ref. 23922], Kuiter 1997:94 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:76 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:95 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:168 [ref. 24106], Poss & Eschmeyer 1999:2287 [ref. 24795], Johnson 1999:729 [ref. 25471], Randall 1999:11 [ref. 25829], Nakabo 2000:678 [ref. 25086], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:159 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:68 [ref. 25480], Randall & Earle 2000:11 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:29 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:678 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:241, 558 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:30 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S103 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:618 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:11 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3318 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:153 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:135 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:323 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:864 [ref. 28995], Randall 2007:183 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:38 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:88 [ref. 31256], Fricke et al. 2011:377 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:216 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:79 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:75 [ref. 34464], Shinohara et al. 2014:247 [ref. 33330], Bogorodsky et al. 2014:416 [ref. 33460], Fricke et al. 2014:49 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:5 [ref. 33988], Psomadakis et al. 2015:188 [ref. 34104], Struthers 2015:1077 [ref. 34261], Motomura et al. 2017:75 [ref. 35490], Ali et al. 2018:316 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2018:128 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:14 [ref. 36883], Eagderi et al. 2019:125 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:98 [ref. 36673], Psomadakis et al. 2020:367 [ref. 37272], Sonoyama et al. 2020:51 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Dactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier 1829). Dactylopteridae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Madagascar, Mascarenes and Persian Gulf east to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Sea of Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, New South Wales (Australia), New Zealand, New Caledonia, Tonga and Rapa. Habitat: marine.

papilio, Dactyloptena Ogilby [J. D.] 1910:127 [On some new fishes from the Queensland coast; ref. 3289] Between Cape Moreton and Edgecumbe Bay, Queensland, Australia, depth 73 fathoms. Syntypes: (439) QM I.1539 (1). For remarks on types see Imamura & Hoese 2020:[9] [ref. 37793]. •Valid as Dactyloptena papilio Ogilby 1910 -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:44 [ref. 25477] as Dactyloptaenia, Paxton et al. 1989:480 [ref. 12442], Eschmeyer 1997:734 [ref. 22973], Poss & Eschmeyer 1999:2288 [ref. 24795], Johnson 1999:729 [ref. 25471], Hutchins 2001:29 [ref. 25847], Paxton et al. 2006:864 [ref. 28995], Larson et al. 2013:80 [ref. 32988]). Current status: Valid as Dactyloptena papilio Ogilby 1910. Dactylopteridae. Distribution: Australia and Arafura sea. Habitat: marine.

pelagicus, Callionymus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1818:205 [American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review v. 2 (no. 3); ref. 13337] Atlantic. No types known. •Synonym of Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:614 [ref. 7193]). •Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Eschmeyer & Dempster 1990:691 [ref. 17613]). Current status: Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

peterseni, Dactylopterus Nyström [E.] 1887:24 [Bihang till Kongl. Svenska vetenskaps-akademiens handlingar. Stockholm v. 13 (pt 4) No. 4; ref. 14475] Nagasaki, Japan. Syntypes: ZMUU 273 (2). Type catalog: Wallin 1996:61 [ref. 32133]. •Valid as Daicocus peterseni (Nyström 1887) -- (Kyushin et al. 1977:338 [ref. 19756], Kyushin et al. 1982:279 [ref. 19754], Okamura in Masuda et al. 1984:336 [ref. 6441], Yatou in Okamura et al. 1985:605, 732 [ref. 8056], Chen et al. 1997:174 [ref. 26476] dated 1908, Lindberg et al. 1997:13 [ref. 23547], Nakabo 2000:678 [ref. 25086], Shinohara et al. 2001:313 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:678 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:241, 558 [ref. 26218], Shinohara et al. 2005:424 [ref. 28370], Shinohara et al. 2014:247 [ref. 33330], Sonoyama et al. 2020:51 [ref. 37637]). •Valid as Dactyloptena petersoni (Nyström 1887) -- (Dor 1984:92 [ref. 29757], Eschmeyer 1986:490 [ref. 5652], Allen & Swainston 1988:44 [ref. 25477] with genus as Dactyloptaenia, Baranes & Golani 1993:306 [ref. 22372], Goren & Dor 1994:23 [ref. 25356], Eschmeyer 1997:733 [ref. 22973], Fricke 1999:169 [ref. 24106], Poss & Eschmeyer 1999:2289 [ref. 24795], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:29 [ref. 25847], Parin et al. 2002:S64 [ref. 28300], Allen & Adrim 2003:30 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S103 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:618 [ref. 27495], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:153 [ref. 28072], Paxton et al. 2006:865 [ref. 28995], Fricke et al. 2009:38 [ref. 30213], Larson et al. 2013:80 [ref. 32988], Bogorodsky et al. 2014:417 [ref. 33460], Parin et al. 2014:211 [ref. 33547], Motomura et al. 2017:76 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:129 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:59 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Dactyloptena peterseni (Nyström 1887). Dactylopteridae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa, Madagascar and Réunion (western Mascarenes) east to Philippines, north to southern Sea of Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.

pirapeda, Dactylopterus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1801:325, 326 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 3; ref. 2710] Mediterranean Sea and most warm seas. No types known. •Synonym of Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:614 [ref. 7193]). •Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Eschmeyer & Dempster 1990:690 [ref. 17613]). Current status: Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

procne, Ebisinus Ogilby [J. D.] 1910:34 [Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland v. 23; ref. 3288] Off Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Holotype: AFAQ 248 (whereabouts unknown). Paratypes: (4) QM I.10121 (3); ZMH 4451 (1). Type catalog: Wilkens & Dohse 1993:420 [ref. 21161]. •Synonym of Dactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier 1829) -- (Paxton et al. 1989:480 [ref. 12442], Eschmeyer 1997:735 [ref. 22973]). Current status: Synonym of Dactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier 1829). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

sexradiatus, Polynemus Mitchill [S. L.] 1818:323 [American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review v. 2 (no. 5, art. 1); ref. 30214] New York, U.S.A., from Atlantic. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Figured but apparently not scientifically named in Mitchill 1815:Pl. 4 (fig. 10). •Synonym of Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:614 [ref. 7193]). •Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Smith 1986:452 [ref. 22186], Eschmeyer & Dempster 1990:691 [ref. 17613]). Current status: Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

spinarella, Gasterosteus Linnaeus [C.] 1758:297 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] India [? Suriname]. No types known. Spelled spinarellus by Bonnaterre 1788:138 [ref. 4940]. •Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:613 [ref. 7193], Eschmeyer & Dempster 1990:690 [ref. 17613], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:248 [ref. 24550]). Current status: Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

tentabunda, Trigla Walbaum [J. J.] (ex Klein) 1792:362 [Petri Artedi sueci genera piscium Part 3; ref. 4572] Jamaica. No types known. Based on Cataphractus osseis squamis hispide ... of Klein 1744:44, pl. 14, fig. 1 [ref. 30141], a pre-Linnaean name. •Synonym of Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:613 [ref. 7193]). •Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Current status: Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

tentaculatus, Dactylopterus Swainson [W.] 1839:262, 416 [The natural history and classification v. 2; ref. 4303] No locality. No types known. Genus spelled Dactylopterus on p. 416 and Dactylophorus on p. 262. •Synonym of Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:614 [ref. 7193]). •Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Eschmeyer & Dempster 1990:691 [ref. 17613]). Current status: Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

tiltoni, Dactyloptena Eschmeyer [W. N.] 1997:731, Figs. 2B, 3 [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 60 (no. 3); ref. 22973] Ragay Gulf, Buir Pt., Philippines, depth 556-565 meters. Holotype: CAS 32903. Paratypes: AMS I.26946-001 (1); CAS 32684 (2), 32799 (1), 32807 (1), 32893 (1), 33365 (1), 33853 (1), 47964 (1), 47986 (1). •Valid as Dactyloptena tiltoni Eschmeyer 1997 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1999:2290 [ref. 24795], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:29 [ref. 25847], Paxton et al. 2006:865 [ref. 28995], Larson et al. 2013:80 [ref. 32988], Motomura et al. 2017:76 [ref. 35490]). Current status: Valid as Dactyloptena tiltoni Eschmeyer 1997. Dactylopteridae. Distribution: Australia, Japan and Philippines. Habitat: marine.

tridigitatus, Polynemus Mitchill [S. L.] 1814:19 [Report, in part, of Samuel L. Mitchill; ref. 3030] New York, U.S.A. No types known. Also in Mitchill 1815:449 [ref. 13292]. •Synonym of Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:614 [ref. 7193]). •Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Current status: Synonym of Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Habitat: marine.

volitans, Trigla Linnaeus [C.] 1758:302 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Mediterranean Sea and Asia (in error). No types known. •Valid as Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Monod 1973:613 [ref. 7193]). •Valid as Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Uyeno & Sato in Uyeno et al. 1983:451 [ref. 14275], Smith 1986:452 [ref. 22186], Roux in Whitehead et al. 1986:1284 [ref. 13677], Robins & Ray 1986:287 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:532 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:214 [ref. 14674], Eschmeyer & Dempster 1990:690 [ref. 17613], Cervigón 1991:278 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:97 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:307 [ref. 23827], Andreata & Séret 1996:584 [ref. 16204], Eschmeyer 1997:729 [ref. 22973], Murdy et al. 1997:142 [ref. 23144], Santos et al. 1997:75 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:118 [ref. 24952], Aguilera 1998:48 [ref. 24221], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:248 [ref. 24550], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:195 [ref. 25013], Afonso et al. 1999:71 [ref. 25466], Díaz de Astarloa et al. 2000:401 [ref. 24427], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:156 [ref. 27754], Camargo & Isaac 2001:140 [ref. 27639], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:71 [ref. 26753], Klein-MacPhee in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:329 [ref. 26158], Gibson & Myers 2002:134 [ref. 26567], López et al. 2002:64 [ref. 26808], Parin et al. 2002:S65 [ref. 28300], Collette et al. 2003:105 [ref. 26784], Feitoza et al. 2003:68 [ref. 26943], Smith-Vaniz 2003:1230 [ref. 27047], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:72 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:19 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:125 [ref. 27807], Golani 2005:34 [ref. 37112], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:25 [ref. 28815], Vaske et al. 2005:77 [ref. 36155], Fricke et al. 2007:76 [ref. 29533], Vasil'eva 2007:77 [ref. 30517], Wirtz et al. 2007:29 [ref. 30263], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:39 [ref. 36649], Mabragaña et al. 2011:table S2 [ref. 31800], Di Dario et al. 2013:263 [ref. 37503], Page et al. 2013:115 [ref. 32708], Catelani et al. 2014:932 [ref. 37496], Fabiano et al. 2014:8 [ref. 33530], Parin et al. 2014:211 [ref. 33547], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:36 [ref. 33341], Wirtz et al. 2014:5 [ref. 33516], Costa et al. 2015:1061 [ref. 37495], Pinheiro et al. 2015:11 [ref. 34324], Smith-Vaniz 2016:2249 [ref. 34609], Nión et al. 2016:45 [ref. 35565], Marceniuk et al. 2017:40 [ref. 35324], Spier et al. 2018:9 [ref. 36103], Artüz & Fricke 2019:555 [ref. 36612], Brown et al. 2019:185 [ref. 36444], Carneiro et al. 2019:178 [ref. 37250], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:96 [ref. 36864], Ribeiro et al. 2019:8 [ref. 36717], Bariche & Fricke 2020:104 [ref. 37515], Kovačić et al. 2020:22 [ref. 37519]). Current status: Valid as Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus 1758). Dactylopteridae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea; Sea of Marmara; Black Sea; both sides of the Atlantic; also well offshore. Habitat: marine.