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Apodichthys flavidus


Apodichthys flavidus was originally described as Apodichthys flavidus by Girard in 1854. It belongs to the family Pholidae and subfamily Apodichthyinae. It is commonly known as Penpoint gunnel but has many other common names such as penpoint gunnel in USA (contiguous states), Pen-point blenny in British Columbia, Pen-point blenny in Canada, Penpoint gunnel in Canada. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   flavidus
AuthorWI   Girard [C. F.]
AuthorNI   Girard
Qualification   ---
Year   1854
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaeniformes
Family   Pholidae
Apodichthyinae Apodichthyinae
Genus   Apodichthys
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Scorpaeniformes
Family   Pholidae
Subfamily   Apodichthyinae
Genus   Apodichthys
Original Name   Apodichthys        
Taxon Name   flavidus
Original Combination   Apodichthys flavidus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Apodichthys flavidus
OriginalSubGenus   Apodichthys
Original Author   Girard
Original AuthorWI   Girard [C. F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1854
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Apodichthyinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Presidio, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Types   Syntypes: USNM 494 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Springer & Anderson 1997:5 [ref. 22953].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   USNM 494
Journal   Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.
Citation   v. 7
Page   150

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Apodichthys flavidus
Current Species   flavidus
Current Genus Apodichthys
Current AuthorWI Girard [C. F.]
Current AuthorNI   Girard
Current Year   1854
Current Family Pholidae
Current Subfamily
Apodichthyinae Apodichthyinae

Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Found in intertidal areas, especially in tidepools. Feeds on small crustaceans and molluscs (Ref. 6885). Pairs are found coiled around egg masses (Ref. 4925).

Current Summary   Valid as Apodichthys flavidus  Girard 1854. Pholidae: Apodichthyinae.
Name History   •Valid as Apodichthys flavidus Girard 1854 -- (Yatsu 1981:183 [ref. 4814], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:255 [ref. 9277], Yatsu 1985:281 [ref. 5149], McAllister 1990:172 [ref. 14674], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:775 [ref. 25968], Mecklenburg 2003:2 [ref. 27299], Nelson et al. 2004:159 [ref. 27807], Radchenko et al. 2010:737 [ref. 32451], Page et al. 2013:164 [ref. 32708], Pietsch & Orr 2015:63 [ref. 34694], Kells et al. 2016:286 [ref. 35888], Burton & Lea 2019:86 [ref. 37205]).

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fucorum Apodichthys fucorum Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1880Valid
inornatus Apodichthys inornatus Gill [T. N.] 1862Synonym
sanctaerosae Apodichthys sanctaerosae (Gilbert [C. H.] & Starks [E. C.] in Gilbert 1897)Synonym
sanguineus Apodichthys sanguineus Gill [T. N.] 1862Synonym
univittatus Apodichthys univittatus Lockington [W. N.] 1881Synonym
violaceus Apodichthys violaceus Girard [C. F.] 1854Synonym
virescens Apodichthys virescens Ayres [W. O.] 1855Synonym
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