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Awaous melanocephalus

(Bleeker 1849)

Awaous melanocephalus was originally described as Gobius melanocephalus by Bleeker in 1849. It belongs to the family Oxudercidae. It is commonly known as Largesnout goby but has many other common names such as Largesnout goby in Australia, Kuro-minamihaze in Japan, Bia in Philippines, Biang bato in Philippines, Batog in Philippines, Bukto in Philippines. more common names It is found in Fresh and Brackish water.
Species   melanocephalus
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1849
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Gobiiformes Gobiiformes
Family   Oxudercidae
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Genus   Awaous
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Gobiiformes
Family   Oxudercidae
Genus   Awaous
Original Name   Gobius        
Taxon Name   melanocephalus
Original Combination   Gobius melanocephalus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Gobius melanocephalus
OriginalSubGenus   Gobius
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1849
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Bogowonto River, Purworedjo [Purworejo], Java, Indonesia.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   RMNH 33132
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SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species ---
Current Genus ---
Current AuthorWI Bleeker [P.]
Current AuthorNI Bleeker
Current Year 1849
Current Family Oxudercidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat freshwater, brackish.        
Water Fresh and Brackish water

Current Summary   Valid as Awaous melanocephalus  (Bleeker 1849). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae.
Name History   •Valid as Chonophorus melanocephalus (Bleeker 1849) -- (Maugé 1986:365 [ref. 6218]). •Valid as Awaous melanocephalus (Bleeker 1849) -- (Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:263 [ref. 6441], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:574 [ref. 25598], Allen 1991:175 [ref. 21090], Wu in Pan et al. 1991:469 [ref. 23876], Kottelat et al. 1993:142 [ref. 23448], Zhu 1995:180 [ref. 25213], Nakabo 2000:1196 [ref. 25182], Larson & Murdy 2001:3600 [ref. 26293], Sakai et al. 2001:109 [ref. 25693], Nakabo 2002:1196 [ref. 26193], Larson & Pidgeon 2004:197 [ref. 28107], Kottelat 2013:400 [ref. 32989], Zhang et al. 2016:200 [ref. 34477], Motomura et al. 2017:197 [ref. 35490]).

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acritosus Awaous (Awaous) acritosus Watson [R. E.] 1994Synonym
acritosus Awaous acritosus Watson [R. E.] 1994Valid
aeneofuscus Awaous aeneofuscus (Peters [W. C. H.] 1852)Valid
awaou Awaous awaou (Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1800)Synonym
badius Awaous badius (Gill [T. N.] 1859)Synonym
banana Awaous banana (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837)Valid
bucculentus Awaous bucculentus (Poey [F.] 1860)Synonym
bustamantei Awaous bustamantei (Greeff [R.] 1882)Valid
commersoni Awaous commersoni (Schneider [J. G.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801)Valid
contractus Awaous contractus (Poey [F.] 1861)Synonym
crassilabris Awaous crassilabris (Günther [A.] 1861)Synonym
decemlineatus Awaous decemlineatus Eigenmann [C. H.] 1918Synonym
dolichocephalus Awaous dolichocephalus (Cope [E. D.] 1867)Synonym
flavus Awaous flavus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837)Valid
fluviatilis Awaous fluviatilis (Rao [V. V.] 1971)Valid
gobiusinnis Awaous gobiusinnis Wang [K.-F.] & Wang [S.-C.] 1935In family
grammepomus Awaous grammepomus (Bleeker [P.] 1849)Valid
guamensis Awaous guamensis (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837)Valid
guentheri Awaous guentheri (Regan [C. T.] 1903)Synonym
guineensis Awaous guineensis (Peters [W. C. H.] 1876)Synonym
gutum Awaous gutum (Hamilton [F.] 1822)Synonym
jayakari Awaous jayakari (Boulenger [G. A.] 1888)Valid
kraussii Awaous kraussii (Steindachner [F.] 1879)Synonym
lateristriga Awaous lateristriga (Duméril [A. H. A.] 1861)Valid
latus Awaous latus (O'Shaughnessy [A. W. E.] 1875)Synonym
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