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Chaetostomus megacephalus


Chaetostomus megacephalus was originally described as Chaetostomus megacephalus by Günther in 1868. It belongs to the family Loricariidae and subfamily Hypostominae. It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is Essequibo basin, Guyana and coastal drainages of Suriname: Guyana and Suriname.
Species   megacephalus
AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
AuthorNI   Günther
Qualification   ---
Year   1868
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Siluriformes Siluriformes
Family   Loricariidae
Hypostominae Hypostominae
Genus   Chaetostomus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Siluriformes
Family   Loricariidae
Subfamily   Hypostominae
Genus   Chaetostomus
Original Name   Chaetostomus        
Taxon Name   megacephalus
Original Combination   Chaetostomus megacephalus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Chaetostomus megacephalus
OriginalSubGenus   Chaetostomus
Original Author   Günther
Original AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1868
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Hypostominae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Probably Suriname.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:244 [ref. 29155].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 1978.9.12.3
Journal   Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (Ser. 4)
Citation   v. 1 (no. 6)
Page   476

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Pseudancistrus macrops
Current Species   macrops
Current Genus Pseudancistrus
Current AuthorWI Günther [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Günther
Current Year   1868
Current Family Loricariidae
Current Subfamily
Ancistrinae Ancistrinae

Water Fresh water
Distribution Essequibo basin, Guyana and coastal drainages of Suriname: Guyana and Suriname.

Current Summary   Synonym of Pseudancistrus megacephalus  (Günther 1868). Loricariidae: Hypostominae.
Name History   • Valid as Hemiancistrus megacephalus  (Günther 1868) -- (Isbrücker 1980:51 [ref. 2303], Burgess 1989:434 [ref. 12860], Isbrücker 2001:26, 27 [ref. 25653], Isbrücker 2002:17 [ref. 27178], Cardoso & Lucinda 2003:74 [ref. 26858], Fisch-Muller in Reis et al. 2003:386 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:244 [ref. 29155]).

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aculeatus Chaetostomus aculeatus Perugia [A.] 1891Synonym
aequinoctialis Chaetostomus aequinoctialis Pellegrin [J.] 1909Synonym
aequinoctialis Transancistrus aequinoctialis (Pellegrin [J.] 1909)Valid
alga Chaetostomus alga Cope [E. D.] 1872Synonym
anomalus Chaetostomus anomalus Regan [C. T.] 1903Synonym
aspidolepis Chaetostomus aspidolepis Günther [A.] 1867Synonym
aspidolepis Hypostomus aspidolepis (Günther [A.] 1867)Valid
bachi Chaetostomus bachi Boulenger [G. A.] 1898Synonym
bachi Peckoltichthys bachi (Boulenger [G. A.] 1898)Valid
branickii Chaetostomus branickii Steindachner [F.] 1881Synonym
brevilabiatus Chaetostomus brevilabiatus Dahl [G.] 1942Synonym
brevis Chaetostomus brevis Regan [C. T.] 1904Synonym
cirrhosus maculatus Chaetostomus (Ancistrus) cirrhosus maculatus Steindachner [F.] 1881Synonym
cirrhosus punctata Chaetostomus (Ancistrus) cirrhosus punctata Steindachner [F.] 1881Synonym
cochliodon Chaetostomus cochliodon Steindachner [F.] 1879Synonym
cochliodon gibbosus Chaetostomus cochliodon gibbosus Steindachner [F.] 1880Synonym
dentex Chaetostomus dentex Günther [A.] 1868Synonym
depressus Chaetostomus depressus Günther [A.] 1868Synonym
dermorhynchus Chaetostomus dermorhynchus Boulenger [G. A.] 1887Synonym
dorsalis Chaetostomus dorsalis Eigenmann [C. H.] 1922Synonym
eptingi Chaetostomus eptingi Fowler [H. W.] 1941Synonym
fischeri Chaetostomus fischeri Steindachner [F.] 1879Synonym
fordii Chaetostomus fordii Günther [A.] 1868Synonym
furcatus Chaetostomus furcatus Fowler [H. W.] 1940Synonym
gigas Chaetostomus gigas Boulenger [G. A.] 1895Synonym
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