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Brachyglanis melas


Brachyglanis melas was originally described as Brachyglanis melas by Eigenmann in 1912. It belongs to the family Heptapteridae. It is found in Fresh water.
Species   melas
AuthorWI   Eigenmann [C. H.]
AuthorNI   Eigenmann
Qualification   ---
Year   1912
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Siluriformes Siluriformes
Family   Heptapteridae
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Genus   Brachyglanis
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Siluriformes
Family   Heptapteridae
Genus   Brachyglanis
Original Name   Brachyglanis        
Taxon Name   melas
Original Combination   Brachyglanis melas
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Brachyglanis melas
OriginalSubGenus   Brachyglanis
Original Author   Eigenmann
Original AuthorWI   Eigenmann [C. H.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1912
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Crab Falls, Essequibo River, Guyana.
Types   Paratypes: (12, CM and IU) BMNH 1911.10.31.62 (1); CAS 63391 [ex IU 12053] (2), 63392 [ex IU 12054] (1); FMNH 53218 (2), 53569-70 (1, 1); MCZ 30084 (1); CAS-SU 21905 (1, missing); USNM 66124 [ex CM] (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Henn 1928:75 [ref. 12305], Böhlke 1953:43 [ref. 12291], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:17 [ref. 12367], Ferraris & Vari 1992:32 [ref. 19771], Ferraris 2007:181 [ref. 29155].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   FMNH 53217 [ex CM 1672]
Journal   Mem. Carnegie Mus.
Citation   v. 5 (no. 1)
Page   157
Illustrations   Pl. 11 (fig. 2)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Brachyglanis melas
Current Species melas
Current Genus Brachyglanis
Current AuthorWI Eigenmann [C. H.]
Current AuthorNI Eigenmann
Current Year 1912
Current Family Heptapteridae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Freshwater.        
Water Fresh water

Current Summary   Valid as Brachyglanis melas  Eigenmann 1912. Heptapteridae.
Name History   •Valid as Brachyglanis melas Eigenmann 1912 -- (Burgess 1989:276 [ref. 12860], Bockmann & Guazzelli in Reis et al. 2003:410 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:181 [ref. 29155]).

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frenata Brachyglanis frenata Eigenmann [C. H.] 1912Valid
frenatus Brachyglanis frenatus Eigenmann [C. H.] 1912Synonym
magoi Brachyglanis magoi Fernández-Yépez [A.] 1967Valid
microphthalmus Brachyglanis microphthalmus Bizerril [C. R. S. F.] 1991Valid
nocturna Brachyglanis nocturna Myers [G. S.] 1928Valid
nocturnus Brachyglanis nocturnus Myers [G. S.] 1928Synonym
phalacra Brachyglanis phalacra Eigenmann [C. H.] 1912Valid
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