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Argyropelecus aculeatus


Argyropelecus aculeatus was originally described as Argyropelecus aculeatus by Valenciennes in 1850. It belongs to the family Sternoptychidae and subfamily Sternoptychinae. It is commonly known as Atlantic silver hatchetfish but has many other common names such as in Australia as Lovely hatchetfish , in USA (contiguous states) as Atlantic silver hatchetfish, in Japan as Togarimune-eso, in Papua New Guinea as Lovely hatchetfish, in South Africa as Silver Hatchetfish. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Circumglobal in tropical, subtropical and temperate seas (including Hawaiian Islands).
Species   aculeatus
AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
AuthorNI   Valenciennes
Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Year   1850
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Stomiiformes Stomiiformes
Family   Sternoptychidae
Sternoptychinae Sternoptychinae
Genus   Argyropelecus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Stomiiformes
Family   Sternoptychidae
Subfamily   Sternoptychinae
Genus   Argyropelecus
Original Name   Argyropelecus        
Taxon Name   aculeatus
Original Combination   Argyropelecus aculeatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Argyropelecus aculeatus
OriginalSubGenus   Argyropelecus
Original Author   Valenciennes
Original AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
Original Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Original Year   1850
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Sternoptychinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Azores, northeastern Atlantic.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bertin 1940:314 [ref. 293].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   MNHN 0000-1817
Journal   Hist. Nat. Poiss.
Citation   v. 22
Page   406

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Argyropelecus aculeatus
Current Species   aculeatus
Current Genus   Argyropelecus
Current AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Valenciennes
Current Year   1850
Current Family   Sternoptychidae
Current Subfamily  
Sternoptychinae Sternoptychinae

Habitat   bathypelagic        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Concentrated at 300-600 m by day and 100-300 by night. A selective dusk-time feeder mainly on conchoecid ostracods, to lesser extent on copepods, decapod larvae, fish larvae, etc. Dioecious, adult photophore developing at about 15 mm SL (Ref. 4739).
Depth Range   From 100 to 600 meters.
Distribution   Circumglobal in tropical, subtropical and temperate seas (including Hawaiian Islands).

Current Summary   Valid as Argyropelecus aculeatus  Valenciennes 1850. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae.
Name History   • Valid as Argyropelecus aculeatus  Valenciennes 1850 -- (Baird 1973:124 [ref. 7173], Yamamoto in Okamura et al. 1982:77, 326 [ref. 8256], Uyeno & Aizawa in Uyeno et al. 1983:137 [ref. 14275], Badcock in Whitehead et al. 1984:306 [ref. 13675], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:47 [ref. 6441], Baird 1986:256 [ref. 6288], Paxton et al. 1989:191 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:30 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:95 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:89 [ref. 14674], Quéro et al. 1990:275 [ref. 14659], Harold 1993:125 [ref. 20311], Cervigón 1996:168 [ref. 24489], Shinohara et al. 1996:161 [ref. 26605], Santos et al. 1997:31 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:33 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:429 [ref. 23897], Uiblein et al. 1999:61 [ref. 24045], Fricke 1999:89 [ref. 24106], Porteiro et al. 1999:28 [ref. 24203], Nakabo 2000:315 [ref. 25086], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:590 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2002:315 [ref. 26001], Harold et al. in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:185 [ref. 26158], Harold 2003:892 [ref. 27001], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:45 [ref. 27192], Moore et al. 2003:184 [ref. 27076], Shinohara et al. 2005:405 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:168 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:424 [ref. 28995], Harold & Gomon 2008:230 [ref. 30629], Fricke et al. 2009:23 [ref. 30213], Bañon et al. 2010:8 [ref. 31029], Fricke et al. 2011:356 [ref. 31242], Lima et al. 2011:38 [ref. 31116]).

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affinis Argyropelecus affinis Garman [S.] 1899Valid
alcocki Argyropelecus alcocki Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1896Uncertain
amabilis Argyropelecus amabilis (Ogilby [J. D.] 1888)Synonym
antrorsospinus Argyropelecus antrorsospinus Schultz [L. P.] 1937Synonym
bocagei Argyropelecus bocagei Osório [B.] 1909Uncertain
caninus Argyropelecus caninus Garman [S.] 1899Synonym
durvillei Argyropelecus durvillei Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1850Synonym
elongatus Argyropelecus elongatus Esmark [L.] 1871Uncertain
gigas Argyropelecus gigas Norman [J. R.] 1930Valid
hawaiensis Argyropelecus hawaiensis Schultz [L. P.] 1961Synonym
heathi Argyropelecus heathi Gilbert [C. H.] 1905Synonym
hemigymnus Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco [A.] 1829Valid
intermedius Argyropelecus intermedius Clarke [F. E.] 1878Synonym
lychnus Argyropelecus lychnus Garman [S.] 1899Valid
lychnus lychnus Argyropelecus lychnus lychnus (Garman [S.] 1899)Synonym
lynchus hawaiensis Argyropelecus lynchus hawaiensis Schultz [L. P.] 1961Synonym
micracanthus Argyropelecus micracanthus Parr [A. E.] 1937Synonym
olfersi Argyropelecus olfersi (Cuvier [G.] 1829)Spelling
olfersii Argyropelecus olfersii (Cuvier [G.] 1829)Valid
pacificus Argyropelecus pacificus Schultz [L. P.] 1961Synonym
sladeni Argyropelecus sladeni Regan [C. T.] 1908Valid
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