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Anguilla megastoma


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 Pacific long-finned eel in Australia, Polynesian longfin eel in USA (contiguous states), Pacific long-finned eel in Papua New Guinea, Tuna in Tahiti, Pacific eel in United Kingdom. more common names It is found in Fresh, Brackish and Salt water.
Species   megastoma
AuthorWI   Kaup [J. J.]
AuthorNI   Kaup
Qualification   ---
Year   1856
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Anguilliformes Anguilliformes
Family   Anguillidae
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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 ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Anguilla megastoma
Current Species   megastoma
Current Genus Anguilla
Current AuthorWI Kaup [J. J.]
Current AuthorNI   Kaup
Current Year   1856
Current Family Anguillidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat freshwater, brackish, marine.        
Water Fresh, Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes Found in rocky pools, often in coastal streams (Ref. 2847). No separate statistics available (Ref. 9828).

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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Places  Places
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bengalensis Anguilla bengalensis (Gray [J. E.] 1831)Valid
bengalensis bengalensis Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis (Gray [J. E.] 1831)Synonym
bengalensis labiata Anguilla bengalensis labiata Peters [W. C. H.] 1852Synonym
bibroni Anguilla bibroni Kaup [J. J.] 1856Synonym
bicolor Anguilla bicolor McClelland [J.] 1844Valid
bicolor bicolor Anguilla bicolor bicolor McClelland [J.] 1844Synonym
bicolor pacifica Anguilla bicolor pacifica Schmidt [J.] 1928Synonym
bleekeri Anguilla bleekeri Kaup [J. J.] 1856Synonym
blephura Anguilla blephura Rafinesque [C. S.] 1817Synonym
borneensis Anguilla borneensis Popta [C. M. L.] 1924Valid
bostoniensis Anguilla bostoniensis (Lesueur [C. A.] 1817)Synonym
breviceps Anguilla breviceps Chu [Y.-T.] & Jin [Y.-T.] in Chu 1984Synonym
brevirostris Anguilla brevirostris Cisternas [R.] 1877Synonym
brevirostris Anguilla brevirostris McClelland [J.] 1844Synonym
caeca Anguilla caeca Smith [H. M.] 1904In family
callensis Anguilla callensis Guichenot [A.] 1850Synonym
canariensis Anguilla canariensis Valenciennes [A.] 1843Synonym
cantori Anguilla cantori Kaup [J. J.] 1856Synonym
capensis Anguilla capensis Kaup [J. J.] 1859Synonym
capensis Anguilla capensis Castelnau [F. L.] 1861Synonym
capitone Anguilla capitone Kaup [J. J.] 1856Synonym
celebesensis Anguilla celebesensis Kaup [J. J.] 1856Valid
chrisypa Anguilla chrisypa Rafinesque [C. S.] 1817Synonym
clathrata Anguilla clathrata Richardson [J.] 1845Valid
cloacina Anguilla cloacina Bonaparte [C. L.] 1846Synonym
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