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Coradion melanopus

(Cuvier 1831)
  

Coradion melanopus was originally described as Chaetodon melanopus by Cuvier in 1831. It belongs to the family Chaetodontidae. It is commonly known as Twospot coralfish but has many other common names such as Twospot coralfish in USA (contiguous states), Two-eyed coralfish in Indonesia, Two-eyed coralfish in Papua New Guinea, Twospot Coralfish in South Africa, Two-eyed coralfish in Micronesia, Federated States. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western Pacific: East Indian Region to Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands.
Species   melanopus
AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
AuthorNI   Cuvier
Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Year   1831
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Chaetodontidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Coradion
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Chaetodontidae
Genus   Coradion
Original Name   Chaetodon        
Taxon Name   melanopus
Original Combination   Chaetodon melanopus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Chaetodon melanopus
OriginalSubGenus   Chaetodon
Original Author   Cuvier
Original AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
Original Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Original Year   1831
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Molucca Islands, Indonesia.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:136 [ref. 20718].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   RMNH D485 (dry)
Page   84

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Qualification SS ---

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Current Genus Species Coradion melanopus
Current Species   melanopus
Current Genus Coradion
Current AuthorWI Cuvier [G.]
Current AuthorNI   Cuvier
Current Year   1831
Current Family Chaetodontidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat reef-associated        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 12 to 0 meters.
   
Distribution Western Pacific: East Indian Region to Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands.

Current Summary   Valid as Coradion melanopus  (Cuvier 1831). Chaetodontidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Coradion melanopus  (Cuvier 1831) -- (Burgess 1978:162 [ref. 700], Allen 1980:162 [ref. 22764], Allen 1997:154 [ref. 23977], Allen 2000:106 [ref. 25868], Pyle 2001:3259 [ref. 26117], Allen & Adrim 2003:43 [ref. 26830], Smith et al. 2003:302 [ref. 27125], Allen & Erdmann 2012:536 [ref. 31980]).

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altivelis Coradion altivelis McCulloch [A. R.] 1916Valid
chrysozonus Coradion chrysozonus (Cuvier [G.] (ex Kuhl & van Hasselt) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831)Valid
desmotes Coradion desmotes Jordan [D. S.] & Fowler [H. W.] 1902Synonym
fulvocinctus Coradion fulvocinctus Tanaka [S.] 1918Synonym
guttatus Coradion guttatus (Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854)Synonym
jayakari Coradion jayakari (Norman [J. R.] 1939)Synonym
modestum Coradion modestum (Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1844)Synonym
modestus Coradion modestus (Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1844)Synonym
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