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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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microptera Anguilla microptera Kaup [J. J.] 1856Synonym
migratoria Anguilla migratoria Krøyer [H. N.] 1846Synonym
moa Anguilla moa Bleeker [P.] 1849Synonym
morena Anguilla morena Kaup [J. J.] 1856Synonym
mossambica Anguilla mossambica (Peters [W. C. H.] 1852)Valid
mowa Anguilla mowa Bleeker [P.] 1852Synonym
mucrocephala Anguilla mucrocephala De la Pylaie [A. J. M.] 1835Synonym
myriaster Anguilla myriaster Brevoort [J. C.] 1856Synonym
nebulosa Anguilla nebulosa McClelland [J.] 1844Valid
nigricans Anguilla nigricans Chu [Y.-T.] & Wu [Y. T.] in Chu 1984Synonym
nigropunctata Anguilla nigropunctata Cuvier [G.] in Kaup 1856In family
nilotica Anguilla nilotica Heckel [J. J.] 1847Synonym
novaeorleanensis Anguilla novaeorleanensis Kaup [J. J.] 1856Synonym
novaeterrae Anguilla novaeterrae Kaup [J. J.] 1856Synonym
oblongirostris Anguilla oblongirostris Blanchard [C. E.] 1866Synonym
obscura Anguilla obscura Günther [A.] 1872Valid
obtusa Anguilla (Ophisoma) obtusa Swainson [W.] 1839Synonym
obtusa Anguilla obtusa Swainson [W.] 1839Synonym
occidentalis Anguilla occidentalis Schmidt [J.] 1928Synonym
oceanica Anguilla oceanica Mitchill [S. L.] 1818Synonym
orientalis Anguilla orientalis Schmidt [J.] 1928Synonym
ornithorincha Anguilla ornithorincha De la Pylaie [A. J. M.] 1835Synonym
otaheitensis Anguilla otaheitensis Kaup [J. J.] 1859Synonym
oxycephala Anguilla oxycephala De la Pylaie [A. J. M.] 1835Synonym
oxyrhina Anguilla oxyrhina (Ekström [C. U.] 1832)Synonym
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