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Acanthemblemaria medusa

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Acanthemblemaria medusa was originally described as Acanthemblemaria medusa by Smith-Vaniz & Palacio in 1974. It belongs to the family Chaenopsidae. It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western Atlantic.
Species   medusa
AuthorWI   Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] & Palacio [F. J.]
AuthorNI   Smith-Vaniz & Palacio
Qualification   ---
Year   1974
Status   Valid
Class   Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order   Blenniiformes Blenniiformes
Family   Chaenopsidae
Subfamily   --- ---
Genus   Acanthemblemaria
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Blenniiformes
Family   Chaenopsidae
Genus   Acanthemblemaria
Original Name   Acanthemblemaria        
Taxon Name   medusa
Original Combination   Acanthemblemaria medusa
Original Genus   Acanthemblemaria
Original Genus Species   Acanthemblemaria medusa
OriginalSubGenus   Acanthemblemaria
Original Author   Smith-Vaniz & Palacio
Original AuthorWI   Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] & Palacio [F. J.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1974
Original Family   Chaenopsidae
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Rocks around monument to burning vessel, St. George's Harbor, Grenada, West Indies.
Types   Paratypes: ANSP 98468 (1), 98475 (1), 98477 (1), 113963-65 (11), 113973 (1), 113976-77 (6 + 2 c&s), 113980 (1), 122843-44 (13); SIO 72-395 (4); UDONECI-710 (2); UF 230569 [ex UMML 30569] (6); USNM 170313 (1), 195818 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:40 [ref. 13621], Springer & Orrell 1996:8 [ref. 22274].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   ANSP 113953
Journal   Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.
Citation   v. 125
Page   213
Illustrations   Figs. 3, 5c, 6g, 7g, 8g,9d,10a,13

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Acanthemblemaria medusa
Current Species   medusa
Current Genus   Acanthemblemaria
Current AuthorWI   Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] & Palacio [F. J.]
Current AuthorNI   Smith-Vaniz & Palacio
Current Year   1974
Current Family   Chaenopsidae
Current Subfamily   --- ---

Habitat   reef-associated        
Water   Salt water
   
Distribution   Western Atlantic.

Current Summary   Valid as Acanthemblemaria medusa  Smith-Vaniz & Palacio 1974. Chaenopsidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Acanthemblemaria medusa  Smith-Vaniz & Palacio 1974 -- (Hastings 1990:725 [ref. 22888], Cervigón 1994:101 [ref. 24488], Almany & Baldwin 1996:426 [ref. 22526], Williams 2002:15 [ref. 26522], Williams 2003:1766 [ref. 27109], Smith et al. 2003:53 [ref. 27621], Patzner et al. 2009:469 [ref. 30396]).

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arborescens Acanthemblemaria arborescens Beebe [W.] & Tee-Van [J.] 1928Synonym
askoy Acanthemblemaria askoy Nichols [J. T.] & Murphy [R. C.] 1944Synonym
aspera Acanthemblemaria aspera (Longley [W. H.] 1927)Valid
atrata Acanthemblemaria atrata Hastings [P. A.] & Robertson [D. R.] 1999Valid
balanorum Acanthemblemaria balanorum Brock [V. E.] 1940Valid
betinensis Acanthemblemaria betinensis Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] & Palacio [F. J.] 1974Valid
castroi Acanthemblemaria castroi Stephens [J. S., Jr.] & Hobson [E. S.] in Stephens, Hobson & Johnson 1966Valid
chaplini Acanthemblemaria chaplini Böhlke [J. E.] 1957Valid
crockeri Acanthemblemaria crockeri Beebe [W.] & Tee-Van [J.] 1938Valid
cubana Acanthemblemaria cubana Garrido [O. H.] & Varela [C.] 2008Synonym
erythrops Acanthemblemaria erythrops (Fowler [H. W.] 1941)Synonym
exilispinus Acanthemblemaria exilispinus Stephens [J. S., Jr.] 1963Valid
greenfieldi Acanthemblemaria greenfieldi Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] & Palacio [F. J.] 1974Valid
hancocki Acanthemblemaria hancocki Myers [G. S.] & Reid [E. D.] 1936Valid
hancocki macrospilus Acanthemblemaria hancocki macrospilus Brock [V. E.] 1940Valid
harpeza Acanthemblemaria harpeza Williams [J. T.] 2002Valid
hastingsi Acanthemblemaria hastingsi Lin [H.-C.] & Galland [G. R.] 2010Valid
johnsoni Acanthemblemaria johnsoni Almany [G. R.] & Baldwin [C. C.] 1996Valid
macrospilus Acanthemblemaria macrospilus Brock [V. E.] 1940Valid
mangognatha Acanthemblemaria mangognatha Hastings [P. A.] & Robertson [D. R.] 1999Valid
maria Acanthemblemaria maria Böhlke [J. E.] 1961Valid
paula Acanthemblemaria paula Johnson [G. D.] & Brothers [E. B.] 1989Valid
rivasi Acanthemblemaria rivasi Stephens [J. S., Jr.] 1970Valid
rubraurea Acanthemblemaria rubraurea Fowler [H. W.] 1944Synonym
spinosa Acanthemblemaria spinosa Metzelaar [J.] 1919Valid
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