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Anguilla megastoma

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Anguilla megastoma was originally described as Anguilla megastoma by Kaup in 1856. It belongs to the family Anguillidae. It is commonly known as Polynesian longfinned eel and is known in Australia as Pacific long-finned eel, in USA (contiguous states) as Polynesian longfin eel, in Papua New Guinea as Pacific long-finned eel, in Tahiti as Tuna, in United Kingdom as Pacific eel. more common names It is found in Fresh, Brackish and Salt water and its distribution is Western Pacific: New Caledonia to Society and Gambier islands.
Species   megastoma
AuthorWI   Kaup [J. J.]
AuthorNI   Kaup
Qualification   ---
Year   1856
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Anguilliformes Anguilliformes
Family   Anguillidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Anguilla
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Anguilliformes
Family   Anguillidae
Genus   Anguilla
Original Name   Anguilla        
Taxon Name   megastoma
Original Combination   Anguilla megastoma
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Anguilla megastoma
OriginalSubGenus   Anguilla
Original Author   Kaup
Original AuthorWI   Kaup [J. J.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1856
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:96 [ref. 20810].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   MNHN A-9952
Journal   Cat. Apodal Fish
Page   50
Illustrations   Pl. 8 (fig. 42)

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Anguilla megastoma
Current Species   megastoma
Current Genus   Anguilla
Current AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Günther
Current Year   1856
Current Family   Anguillidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat demersal        
Water Fresh, Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes Found in rocky pools, often in coastal streams (Ref. 2847). No separate statistics available (Ref. 9828).
   
Distribution Western Pacific: New Caledonia to Society and Gambier islands.

Current Summary   Valid as Anguilla megastoma  Kaup 1856. Anguillidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Anguilla megastoma  Kaup 1856 -- (Ege 1939:10 [ref. 13172], Allen 1991:40 [ref. 21090], Marquet & Mary 1999:31 [ref. 23933], Marquet et al. 1999:43 [ref. 23934], Smith 1999:1636 [ref. 24661], Aoyama et al. 2000:159 [ref. 24529], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:56 [ref. 25191], Huang et al. 2001:42 [ref. 25846], Keith et al. 2002:86 [ref. 31473], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624], McCosker et al. 2007:144 [ref. 28973], Teng et al. 2009:817 [ref. 30569], Watanabe et al. 2009:387 [ref. 30611], Fricke et al. 2011:348 [ref. 31242]).

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acuminata Anguilla (Ophisurus) acuminata Swainson [W.] 1839Synonym
acuminata Anguilla acuminata Swainson [W.] 1839Synonym
acutirostris Anguilla acutirostris Risso [A.] 1827Synonym
aegyptiaca Anguilla aegyptiaca Kaup [J. J.] 1856Synonym
altirostris Anguilla altirostris Kaup [J. J.] 1856Synonym
amblodon Anguilla amblodon Günther [A.] in Playfair & Günther 1867Synonym
amboinensis Anguilla amboinensis Peters [W. C. H.] 1866Synonym
anacamptoentera Anguilla anacamptoentera Balsamo-Crivelli [G. G.] & Maggi [L.] 1872Uncertain
ancestralis Anguilla ancestralis Ege [V.] 1939Synonym
ancidda Anguilla ancidda Kaup [J. J.] 1856Synonym
aneitensis Anguilla aneitensis Günther [A.] 1870Synonym
anguilla Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
anguilla macrocephala Anguilla anguilla macrocephala (De la Pylaie [A. J. M.] 1835)Not available
anguilla ornithorhyncha Anguilla anguilla ornithorhyncha (De la Pylaie [A. J. M.] 1835)Not available
anguilla oxycephala Anguilla anguilla oxycephala (De la Pylaie [A. J. M.] 1835)Not available
angustidens Anguilla angustidens Kaup [J. J.] 1846Synonym
argentea Anguilla argentea (Lesueur [C. A.] 1817)Synonym
arracana Anguilla arracana McClelland [J.] 1844Synonym
aterrima Anguilla aterrima Rafinesque [C. S.] 1820Synonym
aucklandii Anguilla aucklandii Richardson [J.] 1848Synonym
australis Anguilla australis Richardson [J.] 1841Valid
australis australis Anguilla australis australis Richardson [J.] 1841Synonym
australis occidentalis Anguilla australis occidentalis Schmidt [J.] 1928Synonym
australis orientalis Anguilla australis orientalis Schmidt [J.] 1928Synonym
australis schmidti Anguilla australis schmidti Phillipps [W. J.] 1925Synonym
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