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Diplecogaster megalops


Diplecogaster megalops was originally described as Diplecogaster megalops by Briggs in 1955. It belongs to the family Gobiesocidae and subfamily Lepadogastrinae. It is commonly known as Bigeye clingfish and is known Bigeye clingfish in South Africa, Bigeye clingfish in South Africa, Grootoog-suiervis in South Africa. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   megalops
AuthorWI   Briggs [J. C.]
AuthorNI   Briggs
Qualification   ---
Year   1955
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Gobiesociformes Gobiesociformes
Family   Gobiesocidae
Lepadogastrinae Lepadogastrinae
Genus   Diplecogaster
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Gobiesociformes
Family   Gobiesocidae
Subfamily   Lepadogastrinae
Genus   Diplecogaster
Original Name   Diplecogaster        
Taxon Name   megalops
Original Combination   Diplecogaster megalops
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Diplecogaster megalops
OriginalSubGenus   Diplecogaster
Original Author   Briggs
Original AuthorWI   Briggs [J. C.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1955
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Lepadogastrinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Off Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean, depth 120 fathoms.
Types   Paratypes: CAS-SU 18734 (1), ZMUC P9032-33 (2).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:85 [ref. 9588].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   ZMUC P9031
Journal   Stanford Ichthyol. Bull.
Citation   v. 6
Page   31
Illustrations   Fig. 84

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Diplecogaster megalops
Current Species megalops
Current Genus Diplecogaster
Current AuthorWI Briggs [J. C.]
Current AuthorNI Briggs
Current Year 1955
Current Family Gobiesocidae
Current Subfamily
Lepadogastrinae Lepadogastrinae

Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water

Current Summary   Valid as Diplecogaster megalops  Briggs 1955. Gobiesocidae: Lepadogastrinae.
Name History   •Valid as Diplecogaster megalops Briggs 1955 -- (Briggs 1986:379 [ref. 5643], Hofrichter 1995:151 [ref. 30502], Hofrichter & Patzner 1997:21 [ref. 23741], Fricke et al. 2015:6 [ref. 33962] once as melagops, Bilecenoğlu et al. 2017:210 [ref. 35501], Fricke & Wirtz 2017:6 [ref. 35696]).

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bimaculata Diplecogaster bimaculata (Bonnaterre [J. P.] (ex Pennant) 1788)Valid
bimaculata bimaculata Diplecogaster bimaculata bimaculata (Bonnaterre [J. P.] (ex Pennant) 1788)Synonym
bimaculata euxinica Diplecogaster bimaculata euxinica Murgoci [A. A.] 1964Synonym
bimaculata pectoralis Diplecogaster bimaculata pectoralis Briggs [J. C.] 1955Synonym
couchii Diplecogaster couchii (Saville-Kent [W.] 1883)Synonym
ctenocrypta Diplecogaster ctenocrypta Briggs [J. C.] 1955Valid
dentatus Diplecogaster dentatus (Facciolà [L.] 1887)Synonym
desfontanii Diplecogaster desfontanii (Risso [A.] 1827)Synonym
elegans Diplecogaster elegans (Nardo [G. D.] 1860)Synonym
euxinica Diplecogaster euxinica Murgoci [A. A.] 1964Valid
latirostris Diplecogaster latirostris (Costa [O. G.] 1840)Synonym
lineatus Diplecogaster lineatus (Guichenot [A.] 1850)Synonym
listellus Diplecogaster listellus (Nardo [G. D.] (ex Chiereghini) 1847)Synonym
maculatus Diplecogaster maculatus (Guichenot [A.] 1850)Synonym
mirbeli Diplecogaster mirbeli (Risso [A.] 1820)Synonym
norvegicus Diplecogaster norvegicus (Düben [M. W. von] 1845)Synonym
ocellatus Diplecogaster ocellatus (Risso [A.] 1810)Synonym
pectoralis Diplecogaster pectoralis Briggs [J. C.] 1955Valid
punctatus Diplecogaster punctatus (Guichenot [A.] 1850)Synonym
raninus Diplecogaster raninus (Nardo [G. D.] (ex Chiereghini) 1847)Synonym
reticulatus Diplecogaster reticulatus (Risso [A.] 1810)Synonym
tonstricula Diplecogaster tonstricula Fricke [R.], Wirtz [P.] & Brito [A.] 2015Valid
umutturali Diplecogaster umutturali Bilecenoğlu [M.], Yokeş [M. B.] & Kovačić [M.] 2017Valid
urifasciatus Diplecogaster urifasciatus (Costa [O. G.] 1840)Synonym
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