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Bathygadus melanobranchus


Bathygadus melanobranchus was originally described as Bathygadus melanobranchus by Vaillant in 1888. It belongs to the family Macrouridae and subfamily Bathygadinae. It is commonly known as Vaillant's grenadier and is known Eraguro-anadara in Japan, Vaillant's Grenadier in South Africa, Bulawik teczowy in Poland, Vaillant's grenadier in United Kingdom. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   melanobranchus
AuthorWI   Vaillant [L. L.]
AuthorNI   Vaillant
Qualification   ---
Year   1888
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Gadiformes Gadiformes
Family   Macrouridae
Bathygadinae Bathygadinae
Genus   Bathygadus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Gadiformes
Family   Macrouridae
Subfamily   Bathygadinae
Genus   Bathygadus
Original Name   Bathygadus        
Taxon Name   melanobranchus
Original Combination   Bathygadus melanobranchus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Bathygadus melanobranchus
OriginalSubGenus   Bathygadus
Original Author   Vaillant
Original AuthorWI   Vaillant [L. L.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1888
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Bathygadinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Morocco coast, 32°31'N, 9°48'W, station 33, depth 1350 meters.
Types   Paralectotypes: (95) BMNH 1890.6.16.35-36 [ex MNHN] (now 1); MCZ 27609 (2, missing); MNHN 1886-0096 to 0097 (1, 1), 1886-0102 to 0105 (1, 1, 1, 1), 1886-0111 (1), 1886-0114 to 0115 (1, 1); NRM 5728 [ex MNHN] (1); USNM 42083 (1), 42211 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1972:660-661 [ref. 11384], Bailly et al. 1999:223 [ref. 24244].
Primary Code   Lectotype
Primary Type   MNHN 1886-0112
Journal   Exped. Travailleur et Talisman
Page   206
Illustrations   Pl. 18 (figs. 1-1e)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Bathygadus melanobranchus
Current Species melanobranchus
Current Genus Bathygadus
Current AuthorWI Vaillant [L. L.]
Current AuthorNI Vaillant
Current Year 1888
Current Family Macrouridae
Current Subfamily
Bathygadinae Bathygadinae

Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Feeds on mysids, pelagic copepods, chaetognaths and small shrimps (Ref. 3587).
Depth Range From 400 to 2600 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Bathygadus melanobranchus  Vaillant 1888. Macrouridae: Bathygadinae.
Name History   •Valid as Bathygadus melanobranchus Vaillant 1888 -- (Marshall 1973:288 [ref. 7194], Arai in Uyeno et al. 1983:212 [ref. 14275], Geistdoerfer in Whitehead et al. 1986:646 [ref. 13676], Iwamoto 1986:332 [ref. 5674], Geistdoerfer 1990:543 [ref. 16195], Howes & Crimmen 1990:186 [ref. 15692], Iwamoto in Cohen et al. 1990:95 [ref. 18936], Boschung 1992:74 [ref. 23239], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:142 [ref. 25472], Cervigón 1996:146 [ref. 24489], Santos et al. 1997:54 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:65 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:768 [ref. 23897], Iwamoto 2003:990 [ref. 27010], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:60 [ref. 27192], Bañón et al. 2013:561 [ref. 33016], Bañón et al. 2016:314 [ref. 34397], Iwamoto 2016:1962 [ref. 34585], Carneiro et al. 2019:131 [ref. 37250]).

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antrodes Bathygadus antrodes (Jordan [D. S.] & Starks [E. C.] 1904)Valid
arcuatus Bathygadus arcuatus Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1886Synonym
bowersi Bathygadus bowersi (Gilbert [C. H.] 1905)Valid
capensis Bathygadus capensis Gilchrist [J. D. F.] & von Bonde [C.] 1924Synonym
cavernosus Bathygadus cavernosus Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1885Synonym
cottoides Bathygadus cottoides Günther [A.] 1878Valid
dubiosus Bathygadus dubiosus Weber [M.] 1913Valid
entomelas Bathygadus entomelas Gilbert [C. H.] & Hubbs [C. L.] 1920Valid
favosus Bathygadus favosus Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1886Valid
filamentosa Bathygadus filamentosa (Smith [H. M.] & Radcliffe [L.] in Radcliffe 1912)Synonym
fumosus Bathygadus fumosus Barnard [K. H.] 1925Synonym
furvescens Bathygadus furvescens Alcock [A. W.] 1894Valid
garretti Bathygadus garretti Gilbert [C. H.] & Hubbs [C. L.] 1916Valid
goethemi Bathygadus goethemi Poll [M.] 1953Synonym
longifilis Bathygadus longifilis Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1885Synonym
macrops Bathygadus macrops Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1885Valid
micronemus Bathygadus micronemus (Gilbert [C. H.] 1905)Synonym
multifilis Bathygadus multifilis Günther [A.] 1887Synonym
nipponicus Bathygadus nipponicus (Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] in Jordan & Starks 1904)Valid
spongiceps Bathygadus spongiceps Gilbert [C. H.] & Hubbs [C. L.] 1920Valid
sulcata Bathygadus sulcata (Smith [H. M.] & Radcliffe [L.] in Radcliffe 1912)Synonym
sulcatus Bathygadus sulcatus (Smith [H. M.] & Radcliffe [L.] in Radcliffe 1912)Valid
vaillanti Bathygadus vaillanti Roule [L.] & Angel [F.] 1933Synonym
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