iNaturalist Fish Working Group's News

June 07, 2018

Welcome to the iNaturalist Fish Taxonomy Working Group

iNaturalist currently has 33,814 active, extant species of 'fish' (the 6 classes of fish-like vertebrates). This project is a continuation of the discussion started here: https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/13324-fish-taxonomy.

We follow Fishbase taxonomy with a select set of 'explicit deviations' that map exactly how iNaturalist deviates from Fishbase via 1-to-1 swaps, splits, lumps, or newly described species not known to Fishbase.

These are the current set of explicit deviations from Fishbase (e.g. Fishbase -> iNaturalist) as of 6/6/2018:
Hippocampus alatus, Hippocampus spinosissimus -> Hippocampus spinosissimus
Hippocampus procerus, Hippocampus whitei -> Hippocampus whitei
Hippocampus waleananus, Hippocampus satomiae -> Hippocampus satomiae
Hippocampus biocellatus, Hippocampus trimaculatus -> Hippocampus trimaculatus, Hippocampus planifrons, Hippocampus dahli
Hippocampus fuscus, Hippocampus borboniensis, Hippocampus kuda -> Hippocampus kuda
Pegasus volitans -> Pegasus tetrabelos, Pegasus volitans
Cheilinus fasciatus -> Cheilinus quinquecinctus, Cheilinus fasciatus
Chrysiptera brownriggii -> Chrysiptera leucopoma, Chrysiptera brownriggii
Poecilia sphenops -> Poecilia thermalis, Poecilia sphenops
Synodus variegatus -> Synodus houlti, Synodus variegatus
Antennatus coccineus -> Antennarius nummifer, Antennatus coccineus
Lethrinus lentjan -> Lethrinus punctulatus, Lethrinus lentjan
Pagrus auratus -> Chrysophrys auratus
Acanthurus nigricansm -> Acanthurus nigricans
Zebrasoma veliferum -> Zebrasoma velifer
Synchiropus rameus -> Orbonymus rameus
Crenimugil seheli -> Moolgarda seheli
Helotes sexlineatus -> Pelates sexlineatus
Schistura denisoni -> Nemacheilus denisoni
Planiliza haematocheila -> Liza haematocheila
Dajaus monticola -> Agonostomus monticola
Chelon ramada -> Liza ramada
Chelon aurata -> Liza aurata
Pelates octolineatus -> Helotes octolineatus
-> Dellichthys trnskii (newly described species)
-> Trachelochismus aestuarium (newly described species)
-> Hippocampus casscsio (newly described species)

These are names that iNaturalist thinks are active, extant fish that aren't in Fishbase* and aren't accounted for by our explicit deviations from FishBase above. If you can account for the status of these names (e.g. what names they should be synonomized, how they should be added as explicit deviations, or any other issue), thanks you as we need your help!

Rhinogobius nganfoensis ???
Rhinogobius vinhensis ???
Cryptocentroides argulus ???
Pseudogobius melanosticta ???
Oxyurichthys zeta ???
Hazeus diacanthus ???
Egglestonichthys ulbubunitj ???
Pseudocaranx georgianus ???
Teleocichla preta ???
Percina apina ???
Pomadasys approximans ???
Mullus barbatus ???
Ozichthys albimaculosus ???
Dentex carpenteri ???
Scorpis hectori ???
Scorpis boops ???
Scorpis australis ???
Parascolopsis rufomaculata ???
Nemadactylus carponotatus ???
Nemadactylus concinnus ???
Cheilodactylus antonii ???
Cheilodactylus aspersus ???
Cheilodactylus carmichaelis ???
Microdesmus longispinnis ???
Gobiomorphus gobiodes ???
Ditrema temminckii ???
Boroda malua ???
Eucinostomus californiensis ???
Pseudocalliurichthys goodladi ???
Bathycallionymus bifilum ???
Bathycallionymus kailolae ???
Calliurichthys afilum ???
Calliurichthys australis ???
Calliurichthys ogilbyi ???
Foetorepus apricus ???
Foetorepus grandoculis ???
Pterosynchiropus occidentalis ???
Repomucenus filamentosus ???
Repomucenus keeleyi ???
Repomucenus meridionalis ???
Repomucenus sublaevis ???
Repomucenus belcheri ???
Stichaeus punctatus ???
Heteropriacanthus carolinus ???
Heteropriacanthus fulgens ???
Olisthops brownii ???
Sillago burra ???
Uranoscopus terraereginae ???
Hypopterus macroptera ???
Aurigequula longispinis ???
Psenes hillii ???
Emmelichthys nitidus ???
Matsubaraea fusiformis ???
Puntius euspilurus ???
Dionda flavipinnis ???
Scaphesthes tamusuiensis ???
Anabarilius liui ???
Sarcocheilichthys variegatus ???
Physoschistura chulabhornae ???
Orthrias angorae ???
Beaufortia schaueri ???
Beaufortia orbifolia ???
Beaufortia micrantha ???
Meuschenia scabra ???
Aluterus abassai ???
Acanthostracion bucephalus ???
Chilomycterus spinosus ???
Scorpaena africana ???
Scorpaena aculeata ???
Sebastolobus varispinis ???
Trachyscorpia cristulata ???
Onigocia macrocephala ???
Platycephalus angustus ???
Platycephalus australis ???
Liparis madrensis ???
Liparis makinoana ???
Notoliparis stewarti ???
Paraliparis copei ???
Kanekonia leichhardti ???
Hoplichthys mimaseanus ???
Doryrhamphus excisus ???
Phyllopteryx dewysea ???
Halicampus ensenadae ???
Pseudoxiphophorus jonesii ???
Allodontichtys hubbsi ???
Allodontichtys polylepis ???
Allodontichtys tamazulae ???
Ariosoma hemiaspidus ???
Chaetostoma anomala ???
Olyra taquara ???
Oreoglanis hponkanensis ???
Engyprosopon osculum ???
Monolene maculipina ???
Etropus delsmani ???
Brachirus breviceps ???
Brachirus fitzroiensis ???
Pardachirus rautheri ???
Pseudaesopia callizona ???
Symphurus sitgmosus ???
Paraplagusia bleekeri ???
Clupea pallasii ???
Gephyrocharax atricaudatus ???
Saccoderma falcata ???
Pygopristis denticulatus ???
Leporinus enyae ???
Pterodiscus cookei ???
Galaxias arcanus ???
Galaxias mungadhan ???
Galaxias aequipinnis ???
Galaxias brevissimus ???
Galaxias gunaikurnai ???
Galaxias lanceolatus ???
Galaxias longifundus ???
Galaxias mcdowalli ???
Galaxias oliros ???
Galaxias supremus ???
Galaxias tantangara ???
Galaxias terenasus ???
Mallotus philippinensis ???
Argentina tapetodes ???
Nansenia boreacrassicauda ???
Dolicholagus longirosytis ???
Platybelone argalus ???
Strongylura notata ???
Hyporhamphus roberti ???
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus ???
Menidia alchichica ???
Menidia ferdebueni ???
Menidia labarcae ???
Menidia letholepis ???
Menidia promelas ???
Menidia squamata ???
Menidia bartoni ???
Menidia charari ???
Menidia riojai ???
Menidia aculeatum ???
Atherinella pellosemion ???
Atherinosoma elongatum ???
Pseudomugil luminatus ???
Porophryne erythrodactylus ???
Kuiterichthys pietschi ???
Antennarius steffifer ???
Chaunacops spinosus ???

*one caveat is that we're comparing iNat with Fishbase using an API here https://fishbase.ropensci.org/ whichuses database copy from http://www.fishbase.org/ and thus has a few errors. So if any of the mystery taxa are on Fishbase.org thats because of differences between the Fishbase API database and the 'true' Fishbase database. Please let us know if you find these.

Posted on June 07, 2018 04:44 by loarie loarie | 25 comments | Leave a comment

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