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Dischistodus melanotus

(Bleeker 1858)
  

Dischistodus melanotus was originally described as Pomacentrus melanotus by Bleeker in 1858. It belongs to the family Pomacentridae and subfamily Pomacentrinae. It is commonly known as Black-vent damsel but has many other common names such as in Australia as Black-vent Damsel, in Japan as Seguro-suzumedai, in Papua New Guinea as Yellow demoiselle, in Guam as Black-vent damsel, in Malaysia as Bombin. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western Pacific: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Great Barrier Reef to Yap.
Species   melanotus
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1858
Status   Valid
Class  
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Order  
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Family   Pomacentridae
Subfamily  
Pomacentrinae Pomacentrinae
Genus   Dischistodus
Subgenus   ---

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Family   Pomacentridae
Subfamily   Pomacentrinae
Genus   Dischistodus
Original Name   Pomacentrus        
Taxon Name   melanotus
Original Combination   Pomacentrus melanotus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Pomacentrus melanotus
OriginalSubGenus   Pomacentrus
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1858
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Pomacentrinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   RMNH 27458 (114-mm spec. out of 5)
Page   13

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Dischistodus melanotus
Current Species   melanotus
Current Genus   Dischistodus
Current AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Current AuthorNI   Bleeker
Current Year   1858
Current Family   Pomacentridae
Current Subfamily  
Pomacentrinae Pomacentrinae

Habitat reef-associated        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 1 to 12 meters.
   
Distribution Western Pacific: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Great Barrier Reef to Yap.

Current Summary   Valid as Dischistodus melanotus  (Bleeker 1858). Pomacentridae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Dischistodus melanotus  (Bleeker 1858) -- (Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:195 [ref. 6441], Randall et al. 1990:268 [ref. 15987], Allen 1991:244 [ref. 19344], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:469 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:162 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:254 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:268 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:182 [ref. 23965], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:626 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:942 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:109 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:37 [ref. 25847], Allen 2001:3344 [ref. 26132], Nakabo 2002:942 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:46 [ref. 26830], Adrim et al. 2004:123 [ref. 27715], Allen et al. 2006:1456 [ref. 29090], Allen & Erdmann 2012:599 [ref. 31980]).

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bifasciatus Dischistodus bifasciatus (Bleeker [P.] 1854)Synonym
cartieri Dischistodus cartieri Bleeker [P.] (ex Cartier) 1877Synonym
chrysopoecilus Dischistodus chrysopoecilus (Schlegel [H.] & Müller [S.] 1840)Valid
darwiniensis Dischistodus darwiniensis (Whitley [G. P.] 1928)Valid
dorsomaculatus Dischistodus dorsomaculatus (Kendall [W. C.] & Goldsborough [E. L.] 1911)Synonym
fasciatus Dischistodus fasciatus (Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)Valid
frenatus Dischistodus frenatus (De Vis [C. W.] 1885)Synonym
humbug Dischistodus humbug (Whitley [G. P.] 1954)Synonym
intermedia Dischistodus intermedia (Weber [M.] 1913)Synonym
interorbitalis Dischistodus interorbitalis (Günther [A.] 1862)Synonym
notophthalmus Dischistodus notophthalmus (Bleeker [P.] 1853)Synonym
notostigmus Dischistodus notostigmus (Richardson [J.] 1844)Synonym
perspicillatus Dischistodus perspicillatus (Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)Valid
prosopotaenia Dischistodus prosopotaenia (Bleeker [P.] 1852)Valid
pseudochrysopoecilus Dischistodus pseudochrysopoecilus (Allen [G. R.] & Robertson [D. R.] 1974)Valid
suluensis Dischistodus suluensis (Seale [A.] 1910)Synonym
trimaculatus Dischistodus trimaculatus (Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)Synonym
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