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Apogon melas


Apogon melas was originally described as Apogon melas by Bleeker in 1848. It belongs to the family Apogonidae and subfamily Apogoninae. It is found in Salt water.
Species   melas
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1848
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Kurtiformes Kurtiformes
Family   Apogonidae
Apogoninae Apogoninae
Genus   Apogon
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Kurtiformes
Family   Apogonidae
Subfamily   Apogoninae
Genus   Apogon
Original Name   Apogon        
Taxon Name   melas
Original Combination   Apogon melas
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Apogon melas
OriginalSubGenus   Apogon
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1848
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Apogoninae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Bima, Sumbawa Island, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.
Types   Syntypes: RMNH 5606 (some of 19, 17 within size range).
Primary Code   ---
Journal   J. Indian Arch. & E. Asia
Citation   v. 2 (no. 9)
Page   635

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Apogonichthyoides melas
Current Species   melas
Current Genus Apogonichthyoides
Current AuthorWI Bleeker [P.]
Current AuthorNI   Bleeker
Current Year   1848
Current Family Apogonidae
Current Subfamily
Apogoninae Apogoninae

Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Found in inshore rocky areas and among branching coral (Ref. 9710).
Depth Range From 0 to 2 meters.

Current Summary   Synonym of Apogonichthyoides melas  (Bleeker 1848). Apogonidae: Apogoninae.
Name History   •Valid as Apogon melas Bleeker 1848 -- (Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:147 [ref. 6441], Allen 1993:16 [ref. 20779], Allen 1997:110 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:148 [ref. 25488], Myers 1999:129 [ref. 23965], Fraser 2000:254 [ref. 24412], Allen 1999:2606 [ref. 24812], Nakabo 2000:774 [ref. 25086], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:613 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:31 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:774 [ref. 26001], Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:64 [ref. 27510], Allen et al. 2006:1091 [ref. 29004]). •Valid as Apogonichthyoides melas (Bleeker 1848) -- (Allen & Erdmann 2012:370 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:69 [ref. 33932], Mabuchi et al. 2014:202 [ref. 33426] with question, Kuiter & Kozawa 2019:158 [ref. 36965]).

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abo Apogon abo Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1935Synonym
abrogramma Apogon abrogramma Fraser [T. H.] & Lachner [E. A.] 1985Synonym
affinis Apogon affinis (Poey [F.] 1875)Synonym
albimaculosus Apogon albimaculosus Kailola [P. J.] 1976Synonym
albimaculosus Ozichthys albimaculosus (Kailola [P. J.] 1976)Valid
albomarginata Apogon albomarginata (Smith [H. M.] & Radcliffe [L.] in Radcliffe 1912)Synonym
albomarginatus Apogon albomarginatus (Smith [H. M.] & Radcliffe [L.] in Radcliffe 1912)Synonym
alutus Apogon alutus Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1882Synonym
amboinensis Apogon amboinensis Bleeker [P.] 1853Synonym
americanum Apogon americanum Castelnau [F. L.] 1855Synonym
americanus Apogon americanus Castelnau [F. L.] 1855Valid
andhrae Apogon andhrae Dutt [S.] & Radhakrishna Rao [M. P. R.] 1980Synonym
angustatus Apogon angustatus (Smith [H. M.] & Radcliffe [L.] in Radcliffe 1911)Synonym
anisolepis Apogon anisolepis Böhlke [J. E.] & Randall [J. E.] 1968Synonym
annularis Apogon annularis Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1829Synonym
annularis roseipinnis Apogon annularis roseipinnis Günther [A.] in Tennet 1861Synonym
apogonides Apogon apogonides (Bleeker [P.] 1856)Synonym
apogonoides Apogon apogonoides (Bleeker [P.] 1856)Synonym
aprion Apogon aprion Richardson [J.] 1842Synonym
arafurae Apogon arafurae Günther [A.] 1880Synonym
arenatus Apogon arenatus Bleeker [P.] (ex Castelnau) 1860Synonym
argenteus Apogon argenteus Valenciennes [A.] 1832Synonym
argyrogaster Apogon argyrogaster Weber [M.] 1909Synonym
aroubiensis Apogon aroubiensis Hombron [J. B.] & Jacquinot [H.] in Jacquinot & Guichenot 1853Synonym
asaedae Apogon asaedae Seale [A.] 1935Synonym
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