Family Chirocentridae - Wolf herring
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 2 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  First Fossil Record
lower   Tertiary   middle   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
Distribution: Indian Ocean (West to South Africa and the Red Sea) and western Pacific (Japan to New South Wales). Body elongate and compressed. Jaws with fanglike teeth. Intestine with spiral valve. Gill rakers 17-22. Pyloric caeca absent. Scales small. Dorsal fin rays 16-18. Pectoral fin rays 13-15. Branchiostegal rays 6-8. Vertebrae 70-74. Attains 3.6 m maximum length. Ravenous carnivores. Monotypic, but some authors recognize one more species.
Greek, cheir = hands + Greek, kentron = thorn, sting ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref
  Deep Fin Classification
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Clupei | Clupeiformes | Clupeoidei | Chirocentridae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Chirocentridae as currently in FishBase

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Chirocentrus dorab (Forsskål, 1775)
Clupea dorab Forsskål, 1775
! Chirocentris dorab (Forsskål, 1775)
Clupea dentex Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Esox chirocentrus Lacepède, 1803
Chirocentrus nudus Swainson, 1839
! Chirocentreus nudus Swainson, 1839
Chirocentrus russellii Swainson, 1838
Chirocentrus dorab (non Swainson, 1775)
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