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Ameiurus melas

(Rafinesque 1820)

Ameiurus melas was originally described as Silurus melas by Rafinesque in 1820. It belongs to the family Ictaluridae. It is commonly known as Black bullhead but has many other common names such as black bullhead in USA (contiguous states), Bagre in Mexico, Yellow belly bullhead in Canada, Poisson-chat in France, Schwarzer Katzenwels in Germany, Fed. Rep., Schwarzer Zwergwels in Germany, Fed. Rep.. more common names It is found in Fresh water.
Species   melas
AuthorWI   Rafinesque [C. S.]
AuthorNI   Rafinesque
Qualification   ---
Year   1820
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Siluriformes Siluriformes
Family   Ictaluridae
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Genus   Ameiurus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Siluriformes
Family   Ictaluridae
Genus   Ameiurus
Original Name   Silurus        
Taxon Name   melas
Original Combination   Silurus melas
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Silurus melas
OriginalSubGenus   Silurus
Original Author   Rafinesque
Original AuthorWI   Rafinesque [C. S.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1820
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Ohio River, U.S.A.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Gilbert 1998:219 [ref. 23395], Ferraris 2007:205 [ref. 29155].
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Page   51

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Ameiurus melas
Current Species   melas
Current Genus Ameiurus
Current AuthorWI Rafinesque [C. S.]
Current AuthorNI   Rafinesque
Current Year   1820
Current Family Ictaluridae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat freshwater.        
Water Fresh water

Current Summary   Valid as Ameiurus melas  (Rafinesque 1820). Ictaluridae.
Name History   •Valid as Ictalurus melas (Rafinesque 1820) -- (Lee et al. 1980:441 [ref. 22416], Smith 1986:79 [ref. 22186], Robison & Buchanan 1988:293 [ref. 23393], Burgess 1989:35 [ref. 12860], Pequeño 1989:40 [ref. 14125], McAllister 1990:66 [ref. 14674], Tomelleri & Eberle 1990:117 [ref. 24089], La Rivers 1994:494 [ref. 23389], Scott & Crossman 1998:591 [ref. 24570], Bianco & Ketmaier 2001:201 [ref. 26728]). •Valid as Ameiurus melas (Rafinesque 1820) -- (Page & Burr 1991:194 [ref. 18983], Boschung 1992:64 [ref. 23239], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:26 [ref. 22290], Etnier & Starnes 1993:300 [ref. 22809], Jenkins & Burkhead 1994:550 [ref. 21581], Warren et al. 1994:132 [ref. 25557], Knight & Hastings 1994:149 [ref. 25560], Baxter & Stone 1995:144 [ref. 23374], Stauffer et al. 1995:206 [ref. 23376], Cross & Collins 1995:141 [ref. 23394], Mettee et al. 1996:381 [ref. 25836], Sigler & Sigler 1996:151 [ref. 25943], Gilbert 1998:220 [ref. 23395], Fuller et al. 1999:196 [ref. 25838], Dyer 2000:89 [ref. 26678], Lyons et al. 2000:35 [ref. 26594], Ross et al. 2001:304 [ref. 25978], Bianco & Ketmaier 2001:195 [ref. 26728], Moyle 2002:208 [ref. 26449], Hardman & Page 2003:21 [ref. 26687], Wydoski & Whitney 2003:154 [ref. 27816], Nelson et al. 2004:81 [ref. 27807], Bailey et al. 2004:127 [ref. 27882], Miller & Robison 2004:224 [ref. 27931], Boschung & Mayden 2004:329 [ref. 27995], Miller 2006:160 [ref. 28615], Scharpf 2006:14 [ref. 30386], Ferraris 2007:205 [ref. 29155], Kottelat & Freyhof 2007:337 [ref. 29996], McPhail 2007:196 [ref. 31199], Minckley & Marsh 2009:220 [ref. 31114], Page & Burr 2011:345 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:83 [ref. 32708], Ćaleta et al. 2019:173 [ref. 37026], Lorenzoni et al. 2019:253 [ref. 37108]).

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atrarius Ameiurus atrarius (DeKay [J. E.] 1842)Synonym
bolli Ameiurus bolli Cope [E. D.] 1880Synonym
brachyacanthus Ameiurus brachyacanthus Cope [E. D.] 1880Synonym
brunneus Ameiurus brunneus Jordan [D. S.] 1877Valid
catus Ameiurus catus (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
dekayi Ameiurus dekayi (Girard [C. F.] 1859)Synonym
lacustris Ameiurus lacustris (Walbaum [J. J.] 1792)In family
lophius Ameiurus lophius Cope [E. D.] 1870Synonym
marmoratus Ameiurus marmoratus (Holbrook [J. E.] 1855)Synonym
mispilliensis Ameiurus mispilliensis Cope [E. D.] 1870Synonym
natalis Ameiurus natalis (Lesueur [C. A.] 1819)Valid
natalis erebennus Ameiurus natalis erebennus (Jordan [D. S.] 1877)Synonym
natalis natalis Ameiurus natalis natalis (Lesueur [C. A.] 1819)Synonym
nebulosus Ameiurus nebulosus (Lesueur [C. A.] 1819)Valid
nigrilabris Ameiurus nigrilabris (Cope [E. D.] 1864)Synonym
niveiventris Ameiurus niveiventris Cope [E. D.] 1870Synonym
okeechobeensis Ameiurus okeechobeensis (Heilprin [A.] 1887)Synonym
platycephalus Ameiurus platycephalus (Girard [C. F.] 1859)Valid
prosthistius Ameiurus prosthistius Cope [E. D.] 1883Synonym
pullus Ameiurus pullus (DeKay [J. E.] 1842)Synonym
serracanthus Ameiurus serracanthus (Yerger [R. W.] & Relyea [K. G.] 1968)Valid
vulgaris Ameiurus vulgaris (Thompson [Z.] 1842)Synonym
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