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Ancistrus melas


Ancistrus melas was originally described as Ancistrus melas by Eigenmann in 1916. It belongs to the family Loricariidae and subfamily Hypostominae. It is found in Fresh water.
Species   melas
AuthorWI   Eigenmann [C. H.]
AuthorNI   Eigenmann
Qualification   ---
Year   1916
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Siluriformes Siluriformes
Family   Loricariidae
Hypostominae Hypostominae
Genus   Ancistrus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Siluriformes
Family   Loricariidae
Subfamily   Hypostominae
Genus   Ancistrus
Original Name   Ancistrus        
Taxon Name   melas
Original Combination   Ancistrus melas
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Ancistrus melas
OriginalSubGenus   Ancistrus
Original Author   Eigenmann
Original AuthorWI   Eigenmann [C. H.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1916
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Hypostominae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Condoto, Colombia.
Types   Paratypes: CAS 64615-16 [ex IU 13650-01] (2, 1), FMNH 58340 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Henn 1928:83 [ref. 12305], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:8 [ref. 12367], Ferraris 2007:220 [ref. 29155].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   FMNH 58339 [ex CM 7335]
Journal   Ann. Carnegie Mus.
Citation   v. 10 (nos. 1-2)
Page   83

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Ancistrus centrolepis
Current Species centrolepis
Current Genus Ancistrus
Current AuthorWI Regan [C. T.]
Current AuthorNI Regan
Current Year 1913
Current Family Loricariidae
Current Subfamily
Hypostominae Hypostominae

Habitat Freshwater.        
Water Fresh water

Current Summary   Synonym of Ancistrus centrolepis  Regan 1913. Loricariidae: Hypostominae.
Name History   •Valid as Ancistrus melas Eigenmann 1916 -- (Isbrücker 1980:71 [ref. 2303], Burgess 1989:437 [ref. 12860], Isbrücker 2001:25 [ref. 25653], Isbrücker 2002:12 [ref. 27178]). •Synonym of Ancistrus centrolepis Regan 1913 -- (Fisch-Muller in Reis et al. 2003:374 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:220 [ref. 29155], Taphorn et al. 2013:351 [ref. 32678]).

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abilhoai Ancistrus abilhoai Bifi [A. G.], Pavanelli [C. S.] & Zawadzki [C. H.] 2009Valid
agostinhoi Ancistrus agostinhoi Bifi [A. G.], Pavanelli [C. S.] & Zawadzki [C. H.] 2009Valid
aguaboensis Ancistrus aguaboensis Fisch-Muller [S.], Mazzoni [R.] & Weber [C.] 2001Valid
albocinctus Ancistrus albocinctus (Ahl [E.] 1936)Synonym
alga Ancistrus alga (Cope [E. D.] 1872)Valid
alternans Ancistrus alternans Regan [C. T.] 1904Synonym
amaris Ancistrus amaris de Souza [L. S.], Taphorn [D. C.] & Armbruster [J. W.] 2019Valid
annectens Ancistrus annectens Regan [C. T.] 1904Synonym
barbatus Ancistrus barbatus Steindachner [F.] 1911Synonym
barrae Ancistrus barrae Steindachner [F.] 1910Synonym
baudensis Ancistrus baudensis Fowler [H. W.] 1945Synonym
bodenhameri Ancistrus bodenhameri Schultz [L. P.] 1944Synonym
boliviana Ancistrus boliviana (Steindachner [F.] 1915)Synonym
bolivianus Ancistrus bolivianus (Steindachner [F.] 1915)Synonym
bovallii Ancistrus bovallii Regan [C. T.] 1906Synonym
bovallii Paralithoxus bovallii Regan [C. T.] 1906Valid
brachyurus Ancistrus brachyurus Kner [R.] 1854Synonym
brevifilis Ancistrus brevifilis Eigenmann [C. H.] 1920Valid
brevifilis bodenhameri Ancistrus brevifilis bodenhameri Schultz [L. P.] 1944Synonym
brevipinnis Ancistrus brevipinnis (Regan [C. T.] 1904)Valid
bufonius Ancistrus bufonius (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840)Valid
calamita Ancistrus calamita (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840)Synonym
canensis Ancistrus canensis (Meek [S. E.] & Hildebrand [S. F.] 1913)Synonym
caucanus Ancistrus caucanus Fowler [H. W.] 1943Valid
centrolepis Ancistrus centrolepis Regan [C. T.] 1913Valid
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