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Dascyllus melanurus


Dascyllus melanurus was originally described as Dascyllus melanurus by Bleeker in 1854. It belongs to the family Pomacentridae. It is commonly known as Blacktail humbug but has many other common names such as Black-tailed dascyllus in Australia, Fourstripe damselfish in USA, Yosuji-ryukyusuzumedai in Japan, Black-tailed footballer in Papua New Guinea, Black-tailed dascyllus in South Africa. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   melanurus
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1854
Status   Valid
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Family   Pomacentridae
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Genus   Dascyllus
Subgenus   ---

Family   Pomacentridae
Genus   Dascyllus
Original Name   Dascyllus        
Taxon Name   melanurus
Original Combination   Dascyllus melanurus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Dascyllus melanurus
OriginalSubGenus   Dascyllus
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1854
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Banda Neira, Banda Island; Sumbawa Island; Priaman, Ulakan, western Sumatra, Indonesia.
Types   Syntypes: (8) RMNH 6452 (2, very poor condition, in pieces).
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Natuurkd. Tijdschr. Neder. Indië
Citation   v. 6
Page   109

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Dascyllus melanurus
Current Species melanurus
Current Genus Dascyllus
Current AuthorWI Bleeker [P.]
Current AuthorNI Bleeker
Current Year 1854
Current Family Pomacentridae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Schooling species, inhabits sheltered lagoons, harbors and inlets. Often associated with small coral heads. Feeds on a variety of plankton, including larval shrimps and crabs, algae, ostracods, amphipods, pelagic tunicates, copepods, and fish eggs.
Depth Range From 1 to 10 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Dascyllus melanurus  Bleeker 1854. Pomacentridae.
Name History   •Valid as Dascyllus melanurus Bleeker 1854 -- (Ida in Masuda et al. 1984:191 [ref. 6441], Allen 1991:244 [ref. 19344], Allen 1997:164 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:264 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:267 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:179 [ref. 23965], Johnson 1999:741 [ref. 25471], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:626 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:930 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:109 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:266 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:37 [ref. 25847], Allen 2001:3343 [ref. 26132], Nakabo 2002:930 [ref. 26193], Choi et al. 2003:364, 633 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:46 [ref. 26830], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:135 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:20 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:123 [ref. 27715], Randall 2005:369 [ref. 28239], Randall et al. 2005:131 [ref. 28745], Allen et al. 2006:1455 [ref. 29090], Allen & Erdmann 2012:597 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:119 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:215 [ref. 36673]).

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abudafar Dascyllus abudafar (Forsskål [P. S.] 1775)Synonym
albisella Dascyllus albisella Gill [T. N.] 1862Valid
araneus Dascyllus araneus (Bennett [J. W.] 1830)Synonym
arcuanus Dascyllus arcuanus (Gmelin [J. F.] 1789)Synonym
aruanus Dascyllus aruanus (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
aruanus nigrus Dascyllus aruanus nigrus Borodin [N. A.] 1932In family
auripinnis Dascyllus auripinnis Randall [J. E.] & Randall [H. A.] 2001Valid
auropinnis Dascyllus auropinnis Randall [J. E.] & Randall [H. A.] 2001Synonym
axillaris Dascyllus axillaris Smith [J. L. B.] 1935Synonym
bimaculatus Dascyllus bimaculatus Bleeker [P.] 1847No types known
blochii Dascyllus blochii Castelnau [F. L.] 1875Synonym
carneus Dascyllus carneus Fischer [J. G.] 1885Valid
caroli Dascyllus caroli (Curtiss [A.] 1938)No types known
caudofasciatus Dascyllus caudofasciatus Montalban [H. R.] 1928Synonym
cyanurus Dascyllus cyanurus Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1838Synonym
devisi Dascyllus devisi (Jordan [D. S.] & Seale [A.] 1906)Synonym
edmondsoni Dascyllus edmondsoni Pietschmann [V.] 1934Synonym
emamo Dascyllus emamo (Lesson [R. P.] 1831)Synonym
fasciatus Dascyllus fasciatus Macleay [W.] 1878Synonym
flavicaudus Dascyllus flavicaudus Randall [H. A.] & Allen [G. R.] 1977Valid
isharae Dascyllus isharae Schmidt [P. Yu.] 1931Synonym
marginatus Dascyllus marginatus (Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1829)Valid
niger Dascyllus niger Bleeker [P.] 1847Synonym
niger bimaculatus Dascyllus niger bimaculatus Bleeker [P.] 1847No types known
nigricans Dascyllus nigricans (Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854)Synonym
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