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Bathypterois mediterraneus


Bathypterois mediterraneus was originally described as Bathypterois mediterraneus by Bauchot in 1962. It belongs to the family Ipnopidae and subfamily Ipnopinae. It is commonly known as Mediterranean spiderfish and is known in USA (contiguous states) as Spider fish, in United Kingdom as Mediterranean spiderfish. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Mediterranean Sea endemic [if valid].
Species   mediterraneus
AuthorWI   Bauchot [M.-L.]
AuthorNI   Bauchot
Qualification   ---
Year   1962
Status   Valid
Class   Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order   Aulopiformes Aulopiformes
Family   Ipnopidae
Subfamily   Ipnopinae Ipnopinae
Genus   Bathypterois
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Aulopiformes
Family   Ipnopidae
Subfamily   Ipnopinae
Genus   Bathypterois
Original Name   Bathypterois        
Taxon Name   mediterraneus
Original Combination   Bathypterois mediterraneus
Original Genus   Bathypterois
Original Genus Species   Bathypterois mediterraneus
OriginalSubGenus   Bathypterois
Original Author   Bauchot
Original AuthorWI   Bauchot [M.-L.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1962
Original Family   Ipnopidae
Original SubFamily   Ipnopinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Rosas, Costa Brava, Catalunya, Spain, western Mediterranean Sea.
Types   Paratypes: (7, spec. nos. 2-3, 5-9).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   MNHN 1962-0561
Journal   Vie Milieu
Citation   v. 13 (no. 4)
Page   639
Illustrations   Figs. 4b, 6

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Bathypterois mediterraneus
Current Species   mediterraneus
Current Genus   Bathypterois
Current AuthorWI   Bauchot [M.-L.]
Current AuthorNI   Bauchot
Current Year   1962
Current Family   Ipnopidae
Current Subfamily   Ipnopinae Ipnopinae

Habitat   bathydemersal        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Usually solitary, but may aggregate occasionally. Feeds on benthopelagic plankton. Synchronously hermaphroditic (Ref. 6688).
Depth Range   From 260 to 2800 meters.
Distribution   Mediterranean Sea endemic [if valid].

Current Summary   Valid as Bathypterois mediterraneus  Bauchot 1962. Ipnopidae.
Name History   • Valid as Bathypterois mediterraneus  Bauchot 1962 -- (Nielsen 1973:164 [ref. 6885], Sulak 1977:91 [ref. 4299], Sulak in Whitehead et al. 1984:417 [ref. 13675], Klausewitz 1989:255 [ref. 13650], Galil & Goren 1994:48 [ref. 23163], Fishelson & Galil 2001:556 [ref. 25283]). • Synonym of Bathypterois dubius  Vaillant 1888 -- (Quéro & Ribes 1999:200 [ref. 24061], Bilecenoglu et al. 2002:42 [ref. 26753]).

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Places  Places
Hierarchy  Hierarchy
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algeriensis Bathypterois algeriensis Bauchot [M.-L.] 1962Synonym
amblyops Bathypterois amblyops (Bernard [F.] 1958)Synonym
andriashevi Bathypterois andriashevi Sulak [K. J.] & Shcherbachev [Yu. N.] 1988Valid
antennatus Bathypterois antennatus Gilbert [C. H.] 1905Synonym
ater Bathypterois ater Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1906Uncertain
atricolor Bathypterois atricolor Alcock [A. W.] 1896Valid
atricolor atricolor Bathypterois atricolor atricolor Alcock [A. W.] 1896Synonym
atricolor indicus Bathypterois atricolor indicus Brauer [A.] 1906Synonym
atricolor phenax Bathypterois atricolor phenax Parr [A. E.] 1928Valid
bigelowi Bathypterois (Bathypterois) bigelowi Mead [G. W.] 1958Synonym
bigelowi Bathypterois bigelowi Mead [G. W.] 1958Valid
capensis Bathypterois capensis Gilchrist [J. D. F.] & von Bonde [C.] 1924Synonym
dubius Bathypterois dubius Vaillant [L. L.] 1888Valid
filiferus Bathypterois filiferus Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1906Valid
grallator Bathypterois grallator (Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1886)Valid
guentheri Bathypterois guentheri Alcock [A. W.] 1889Valid
indicus Bathypterois indicus Brauer [A.] 1906Synonym
insularum Bathypterois insularum Alcock [A. W.] 1892Valid
longicauda Bathypterois longicauda Günther [A.] 1878Valid
longifilis Bathypterois longifilis Günther [A.] 1878Valid
longipes Bathypterois longipes Günther [A.] 1878Valid
marionae Bathypterois marionae (Mead [G. W.] 1958)Synonym
mediterraneus algeriensis Bathypterois mediterraneus algeriensis Bauchot [M.-L.] 1962Synonym
nigrescens Bathypterois (Hemipterois) nigrescens Parr [A. E.] 1934Synonym
nigrescens Bathypterois nigrescens Parr [A. E.] 1934Synonym
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