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Aphanopus microphthalmus


Aphanopus microphthalmus was originally described as Aphanopus microphthalmus by Norman in 1939. It belongs to the family Trichiuridae and subfamily Aphanopodinae. It is commonly known as Smalleye scabbardfish and is known Smalleye frostfish in South Africa, Poisson sabre petits yeux in France, Sable ojito in Spain, Smalleye scabbardfish in United Kingdom. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western Indian Ocean.
Species   microphthalmus
AuthorWI   Norman [J. R.]
AuthorNI   Norman
Qualification   ---
Year   1939
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Scombriformes Scombriformes
Family   Trichiuridae
Aphanopodinae Aphanopodinae
Genus   Aphanopus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Scombriformes
Family   Trichiuridae
Subfamily   Aphanopodinae
Genus   Aphanopus
Original Name   Aphanopus        
Taxon Name   microphthalmus
Original Combination   Aphanopus microphthalmus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Aphanopus microphthalmus
OriginalSubGenus   Aphanopus
Original Author   Norman
Original AuthorWI   Norman [J. R.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1939
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Aphanopodinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Gulf of Aden, station 34, depth 1022 meters.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 1939.5.14.1322
Journal   Sci. Reports, John Murray Exped.
Citation   v. 7 (no. 1)
Page   71
Illustrations   Fig. 25

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Aphanopus microphthalmus
Current Species   microphthalmus
Current Genus   Aphanopus
Current AuthorWI   Norman [J. R.]
Current AuthorNI   Norman
Current Year   1939
Current Family   Trichiuridae
Current Subfamily  
Aphanopodinae Aphanopodinae

Habitat benthopelagic        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 810 to 1022 meters.
Distribution Western Indian Ocean.

Current Summary   Valid as Aphanopus microphthalmus  Norman 1939. Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae.
Name History   • Synonym of Aphanopus carbo  Lowe 1839 -- (Parin & Bekker 1973:463 [ref. 7206], Parin in Whitehead et al. 1986:977 [ref. 13676]). • Valid as Aphanopus microphthalmus  Norman 1939 -- (Nakamura 1986:829 [ref. 5696], Nakamura & Parin 1993:67 [ref. 21769], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:170 [ref. 25472], Parin 1994:744 [ref. 22089], Nakamura & Parin 2001:3716 [ref. 26304]).

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acus Aphanopus acus Maul [G. E.] 1948Synonym
arigato Aphanopus arigato Parin [N. V.] 1994Valid
beckeri Aphanopus beckeri Parin [N. V.] 1994Valid
capricornis Aphanopus capricornis Parin [N. V.] 1994Valid
carbo Aphanopus carbo Lowe [R. T.] 1839Valid
intermedius Aphanopus intermedius Parin [N. V.] 1983Valid
mikhailini Aphanopus mikhailini Parin [N. V.] 1983Valid
minor Aphanopus minor Collett [R.] 1887Synonym
schmidti Aphanopus schmidti Saemundsson [B.] 1908Synonym
simonyi Aphanopus simonyi Steindachner [F.] 1891Synonym
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