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Atractoscion aequidens

(Cuvier 1830)
  

Atractoscion aequidens was originally described as Otolithus aequidens by Cuvier in 1830. It belongs to the family Sciaenidae. It is commonly known as Geelbeck croaker but has many other common names such as Teraglin in Australia, Geelbeek in USA (contiguous states), Geelbek in South Africa, Corvina morada in Mozambique, Teraglin in Djibouti. more common names It is found in Brackish and Salt water.
Species   aequidens
AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
AuthorNI   Cuvier
Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Year   1830
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuriformes
Family   Sciaenidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Atractoscion
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Acanthuriformes
Family   Sciaenidae
Genus   Atractoscion
Original Name   Otolithus        
Taxon Name   aequidens
Original Combination   Otolithus aequidens
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Otolithus aequidens
OriginalSubGenus   Otolithus
Original Author   Cuvier
Original AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
Original Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Original Year   1830
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1987:14 [ref. 6382].
Primary Code   ---
Page   66

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---


Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---


Current Genus Species Atractoscion aequidens
Current Species   aequidens
Current Genus Atractoscion
Current AuthorWI Cuvier [G.]
Current AuthorNI   Cuvier
Current Year   1830
Current Family Sciaenidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat brackish, marine.        
Water Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes Atractoscion aequidens = Geelbek.
(Cuvier, 1830)
Attains 130 cm. and 25 kg. All along our coast; common in Angolan waters
and has been reported off northwest Africa and Australia. Flesh highly esteemed,
cures easily.
Depth Range From 15 to 200 meters.
   

Current Summary   Valid as Atractoscion aequidens  (Cuvier 1830). Sciaenidae.
 
Name History   •Valid as Atractoscion aequidens (Cuvier 1830) -- (Trewavas 1977:283 [ref. 4459], Heemstra 1986:617 [ref. 5660], Chao & Trewavas 1990:815 [ref. 18934], Kuiter 1993:199 [ref. 23929], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:164 [ref. 25472], Sasaki 1996:84 [ref. 22156], Lea & Rosenblatt 2000:121 [ref. 25206] as aequedens, Sasaki 2001:3129 [ref. 26108], Chao 2002:8 [ref. 26250], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S110 [ref. 27377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:270 [ref. 28072], Bray et al. 2006:1258 [ref. 29091], Chao in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2640 [ref. 34618], Song et al. 2017:225 [ref. 35529], Ali et al. 2018:331 [ref. 36183]).

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atelodus Atractoscion atelodus (Günther [A.] 1867)Valid
californiensis Atractoscion californiensis (Steindachner [F.] 1876)Synonym
macrolepis Atractoscion macrolepis Song [Y. S.], Kim [J.-K.] & Kim [S. Y.] 2017Valid
microlepis Atractoscion microlepis Song [Y. S.], Kim [J.-K.] & Kang [J.-H.] 2017Valid
nobilis Atractoscion nobilis (Ayres [W. O.] 1860)Valid
teraglin Atractoscion teraglin (Macleay [W.] 1880)Synonym
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