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Aplocheilus melastigmus
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Aplocheilus melastigmus


Aplocheilus melastigmus was originally described as Aplocheilus melastigmus by McClelland in 1839. It belongs to the family Aplocheilidae. It is found in Fresh and Brackish water.
Species   melastigmus
AuthorWI   McClelland [J.]
AuthorNI   McClelland
Qualification   ---
Year   1839
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontiformes
Family   Aplocheilidae
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Genus   Aplocheilus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cyprinodontiformes
Family   Aplocheilidae
Genus   Aplocheilus
Original Name   Aplocheilus        
Taxon Name   melastigmus
Original Combination   Aplocheilus melastigmus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Aplocheilus melastigmus
OriginalSubGenus   Aplocheilus
Original Author   McClelland
Original AuthorWI   McClelland [J.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1839
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Calcutta, India.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Journal   Asiatic Researches
Citation   v. 19 (pt 2)
Page   301, 427
Illustrations   Pl. 42 (fig. 3)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Oryzias melastigma
Current Species melastigma
Current Genus Oryzias
Current AuthorWI Hamilton [F.]
Current AuthorNI Hamilton
Current Year 1822
Current Family Aplocheilidae
Current Subfamily
Oryziinae Oryziinae

Habitat freshwater, brackish.        
Water Fresh and Brackish water

Current Summary   Synonym of Oryzias dancena  (Hamilton 1822). Adrianichthyidae: Oryziinae.
Name History   •Valid as Oryzias melastigma (McClelland 1839) -- (Uwa & Parenti 1988:159 [ref. 6852], Ataur Rahman 1989:63 [ref. 24860], Pethiyagoda 1991:178 [ref. 20075], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:745 [ref. 20764], Rema Devi 1992:358 [ref. 24007], Rema Devi & Ilango 1993:248 [ref. 24017], Indra 1994:421 [ref. 24015], Rema Devi et al. 1996:140 [ref. 24021], Rema Devi & Raghunathan 1999:157 [ref. 24759], Rema Devi & Raghunathan 1999:172 [ref. 24760], Rema Devi et al. 1999:160 [ref. 24758], Menon 1999:266 [ref. 24904], Ataur Rahman 2003:78 [ref. 31338]). •Not an Oryzias, based mainly or entirely on young of Aplocheilus panchax (Hamilton 1822) -- (Roberts 1998:214 [ref. 23471]). •An Oryzias -- (K. Lazara, pers. comm. 9/12/08). •Synonym of Oryzias dancena (Hamilton 1822) with question -- (Kottelat 2013:288 [ref. 32989]).

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affinis Aplocheilus affinis Jerdon [T. C.] 1849Synonym
andamanicus Aplocheilus andamanicus Köhler [W.] (ex Day) 1906Valid
annulatus Aplocheilus annulatus Boulenger [G. A.] 1915Synonym
ansorgii Aplocheilus ansorgii (Boulenger [G. A.] 1911)Synonym
argenteus Aplocheilus argenteus (Day [F.] 1868)Synonym
armata Aplocheilus armata (van Hasselt [J. C.] 1823)Synonym
barmoiensis Aplocheilus barmoiensis (Scheel [J. J.] 1968)Synonym
biafranus Aplocheilus biafranus (Radda [A. C.] 1970)Synonym
bifasciatus Aplocheilus bifasciatus Steindachner [F.] 1881Synonym
blochii Aplocheilus blochii Arnold [J. P.] 1911Synonym
blocki Aplocheilus blocki Arnold [J. P.] 1911Synonym
blockii Aplocheilus blockii Arnold [J. P.] 1911Valid
boulengeri Aplocheilus boulengeri Pellegrin [J.] 1926Synonym
buchanani Aplocheilus buchanani (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1846)Synonym
carnaticus Aplocheilus carnaticus Jerdon [T. C.] 1849Synonym
celebensis Aplocheilus celebensis Weber [M.] 1894Synonym
chaperi Aplocheilus chaperi Sauvage [H.-E.] 1882Synonym
chevalieri Aplocheilus chevalieri Pellegrin [J.] 1904Synonym
chobensis Aplocheilus chobensis Fowler [H. W.] 1935Synonym
chrysostigmus Aplocheilus chrysostigmus McClelland [J.] 1839Synonym
curvinotus Aplocheilus curvinotus Nichols [J. T.] & Pope [C. H.] 1927Synonym
cyanophthalmus Aplocheilus cyanophthalmus (Blyth [E.] 1858)Synonym
dageti Aplocheilus dageti (Poll [M.] 1953)Synonym
dayi Aplocheilus dayi Steindachner [F.] 1892Valid
dayi dayi Aplocheilus dayi dayi Steindachner [F.] 1892Synonym
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