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Centropomus ensiferus


Centropomus ensiferus was originally described as Centropomus ensiferus by Poey in 1860. It belongs to the family Centropomidae. It is commonly known as Swordspine snook but has many other common names such as swordspine snook in USA, Hoso-akame in Japan, Róbalo espinoso in Cuba, Quéquere in Dominican Republic, Crossie épée in France. more common names It is found in Fresh, Brackish and Salt water.
Species   ensiferus
AuthorWI   Poey [F.]
AuthorNI   Poey
Qualification   ---
Year   1860
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Centropomidae
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Genus   Centropomus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Centropomidae
Genus   Centropomus
Original Name   Centropomus        
Taxon Name   ensiferus
Original Combination   Centropomus ensiferus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Centropomus ensiferus
OriginalSubGenus   Centropomus
Original Author   Poey
Original AuthorWI   Poey [F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1860
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Cuba.
Types   Poey specimens: MCZ 10300 (1); NMW 39683 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Howell Rivero 1938:189 [ref. 22926] with cotypes.
Primary Code   Neotype
Primary Type   MCZ 10299
Journal   Mem. Hist. Nat. Cuba
Citation   v. 2
Page   122
Illustrations   Pl. 12 (fig. 1)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Centropomus ensiferus
Current Species ensiferus
Current Genus Centropomus
Current AuthorWI Poey [F.]
Current AuthorNI Poey
Current Year 1860
Current Family Centropomidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat freshwater, brackish, marine.        
Water Fresh, Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes Inhabits coastal waters, estuaries and lagoons, penetrating into freshwaters. and usually prefers very low brackish or freshwater. Feeds on fish and crustaceans.
Depth Range From 0 to 22 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Centropomus ensiferus  Poey 1860. Centropomidae.
Name History   •Valid as Centropomus ensiferus Poey 1860 -- (Fraser 1968:433 [ref. 21275], Lee et al. 1980:569 [ref. 22416], Villa 1982:161 [ref. 36708], Matsuura in Uyeno et al. 1983:294 [ref. 14275] as enciferus, Rivas 1986:607 [ref. 5210], Robins & Ray 1986:129 [ref. 23100], Cervigón 1991:312 [ref. 24472], Cervigón 1992:296 [ref. 23827], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:143 [ref. 22947], González Bencomo et al. 1997:158 [ref. 24960], Aguilera 1998:48 [ref. 24221], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:255 [ref. 24550], Keith et al. 2000:76 [ref. 24547], Marín 2000:72 [ref. 26252], Lim et al. 2002:82 [ref. 28310], Orrell 2003:1288 [ref. 27053], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:74 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:21 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:125 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:99 [ref. 28815], Miller 2006:327 [ref. 28615], Matamoros et al. 2009:17 [ref. 31241], Page et al. 2013:129 [ref. 32708], Angulo et al. 2013:998 [ref. 33194], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:38 [ref. 33341], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:346 [ref. 36407], Robins et al. 2018:248 [ref. 35886], Carvalho-Filho et al. 2019:89 [ref. 36975]).

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affinis Centropomus affinis Steindachner [F.] 1864Synonym
albus Centropomus albus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1814No types known
altus Centropomus altus Regan [C. T.] 1907Synonym
ambassis Centropomus ambassis Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1802Synonym
appendiculatus Centropomus appendiculatus Poey [F.] 1860Synonym
argenteus Centropomus argenteus Regan [C. T.] 1904Synonym
armatus Centropomus armatus Gill [T. N.] 1863Valid
atridorsalis Centropomus atridorsalis Regan [C. T.] 1903Synonym
aureoviridis Centropomus aureoviridis (Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1803)Uncertain
aureus Centropomus aureus Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1802Synonym
bahrul Centropomus bahrul Hamilton [F.] in Day 1875Not available
brevis Centropomus brevis Günther [A.] 1864Synonym
constantinus Centropomus constantinus Jordan [D. S.] & Starks [E. C.] in Jordan & Evermann 1896Synonym
cuvieri Centropomus cuvieri Bocourt [F.] 1868Synonym
enciferus Centropomus enciferus Poey [F.] 1860Synonym
fasciatus Centropomus fasciatus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802In family
gabbi Centropomus gabbi Fowler [H. W.] 1906Synonym
grandoculatus Centropomus grandoculatus Jenkins [O. P.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1889Synonym
heringi Centropomus heringi Fowler [H. W.] 1906Synonym
hober Centropomus hober Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802Synonym
irae Centropomus irae Carvalho-Filho [A.], Oliveira [J. de], Soares [C.] & Araripe [J.] 2019Valid
loubina Centropomus loubina (Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802)Uncertain
lupus Centropomus lupus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802Synonym
luteus Centropomus luteus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1814Synonym
macrochirus Centropomus macrochirus Poey [F.] 1955Synonym
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