Bandfish


Bandfish
Bandfishes
Cepola haastii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Superfamily: Cepoloidea
Family: Cepolidae
Genera

Acanthocepola
Cepola
Owstonia
Pseudocepola
Sphenanthias
See text for species.

Bandfishes are a family, Cepolidae, of perciform fishes. They are native to the Atlantic seaboard of Europe and the West Pacific, including New Zealand. They dig burrows in sandy or muddy seabed and eat zooplankton.[1]

The oldest recipe by a named author involves the preparation of a bandfish. The original recipe book, by Mithaecus, is now lost, but the recipe itself survives thanks to being quoted in the Deipnosophistae.[2][3]

Species

There are 23 species in five genera, according to FishBase:[1]

  • Genus Acanthocepola
    • Yellow-spotted bandfish, Acanthocepola abbreviata (Valenciennes, 1835)
    • Indian bandfish, Acanthocepola indica (Day, 1888)
    • Red-spotted bandfish, Acanthocepola krusensternii (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
    • Black-spot bandfish, Acanthocepola limbata (Valenciennes, 1835)
  • Genus Cepola
  • Genus Owstonia
    • Owstonia dorypterus (Fowler, 1934)
    • Owstonia grammodon (Fowler, 1934)
    • Owstonia maccullochi Whitley, 1934
    • Owstonia macrophthalmus (Fourmanoir, 1985)
    • Owstonia nigromarginatus (Fourmanoir, 1985)
    • Owstonia pectinifer (Myers, 1939)
    • Owstonia sarmiento Liao, Reyes & Shao, 2009[4]
    • Owstonia simoterus (Smith, 1968)
    • Owstonia tosaensis Kamohara, 1934
    • Owstonia totomiensis Tanaka, 1908
    • Owstonia weberi (Gilchrist, 1922)
  • Genus Pseudocepola
    • Pseudocepola taeniosoma Kamohara, 1935
  • Genus Sphenanthias
    • Sphenanthias sibogae Weber, 1913

References

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2010). "Cepolidae" in FishBase. February 2010 version.
  2. ^ Dalby, Andrew (2003). Food in the ancient world from A to Z. Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England: Routledge. pp. 79, 220. ISBN 0-4152-3259-7. 
  3. ^ Dalby, Andrew (1996). Siren Feasts. Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England: Routledge. pp. 109–110. ISBN 0-4151-5657-2. 
  4. ^ Yun-Chih Liao, Rodolfo B. Reyes Jr. and Kwang-Tsao Shao (2009). "A new bandfish, Owstonia sarmiento (Pisces: Perciformes: Cepolidae: Owstoniinae), from the Philippines with a key to species of the genus". The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 57 (2): 521–525. 

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