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Decodon melasma


Decodon melasma was originally described as Decodon melasma by Gomon in 1974. It belongs to the family Labridae. It is commonly known as Blackspot wrasse but has many other common names such as blackspot wrasse in USA, Señorita de mancha negra in Mexico, Donzelle à tache noire in France, Señnorita de mancha negra in Spain, Blackspot wrasse in United Kingdom. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   melasma
AuthorWI   Gomon [M. F.]
AuthorNI   Gomon
Qualification   ---
Year   1974
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Labriformes Labriformes
Family   Labridae
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Genus   Decodon
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Labriformes
Family   Labridae
Genus   Decodon
Original Name   Decodon        
Taxon Name   melasma
Original Combination   Decodon melasma
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Decodon melasma
OriginalSubGenus   Decodon
Original Author   Gomon
Original AuthorWI   Gomon [M. F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1974
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   3 miles off Buena Vista, Gulf of California, Mexico, depth 55 fathoms.
Types   Paratypes: CAS 28809 (4); LACM 33722-1 (4); SIO 65-305 (50); USNM 210860 (4); plus non-type material.
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   USNM 210859
Journal   Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash.
Citation   v. 87 (no. 19)
Page   207
Illustrations   Fig. 1

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Decodon melasma
Current Species melasma
Current Genus Decodon
Current AuthorWI Gomon [M. F.]
Current AuthorNI Gomon
Current Year 1974
Current Family Labridae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Lives over sandy bottoms with gravel and isolated reefs. Often caught in the open sea as a by-catch of trawlers fishing for prawns and shrimps. Each individual functions first as a female but later changes to a male.
Depth Range From 40 to 160 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Decodon melasma  Gomon 1974. Labridae.
Name History   •Valid as Decodon melasma Gomon 1974 -- (Bussing 1987:95 [ref. 21800], Allen & Robertson 1994:198 [ref. 22193], Bussing & López S. 1994:116 [ref. 23101], Gomon in Fischer et al. 1995:1207 [ref. 22830], Gomon 1997:819 [ref. 23083], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:197 [ref. 24545], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:330 [ref. 24555], Parenti & Randall 2000:17 [ref. 24943], Lea & Rosenblatt 2000:125 [ref. 25206], Thomson et al. 2000:172 [ref. 25640], Allen & Groce 2001:131 [ref. 25750], Baldwin & McCosker 2001:91 [ref. 25779], Nelson et al. 2004:155 [ref. 27807], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:193 [ref. 30957], Kuiter 2010:49 [ref. 35285], Page et al. 2013:159 [ref. 32708], Robertson et al. 2017:91 [ref. 35676], Sánchez-Jiménez et al. 2018:S8 [ref. 36248]).

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grandisquamis Decodon grandisquamis (Smith [J. L. B.] 1968)Valid
pacificus Decodon pacificus (Kamohara [T.] 1952)Valid
puellaris Decodon puellaris (Poey [F.] 1860)Valid
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