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Distichodus engycephalus


Distichodus engycephalus was originally described as Distichodus engycephalus by Günther in 1864. It belongs to the family Distichodontidae. It is commonly known as Grass-eater and is known in Finland as Turpatetra, in Ghana as Grass-eater, in Ghana as Agbasrakorgloe, in Ghana as Agbasra. more common names It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is Africa.
Species   engycephalus
AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
AuthorNI   Günther
Qualification   ---
Year   1864
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Characiformes Characiformes
Family   Distichodontidae
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Genus   Distichodus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Characiformes
Family   Distichodontidae
Genus   Distichodus
Original Name   Distichodus        
Taxon Name   engycephalus
Original Combination   Distichodus engycephalus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Distichodus engycephalus
OriginalSubGenus   Distichodus
Original Author   Günther
Original AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1864
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Upper Nile River, Khartoum, Sudan.
Types   Syntypes: BMNH 1862.6.17.80-81 (2).
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Cat. Fishes
Citation   v. 5
Page   361

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Distichodus engycephalus
Current Species   engycephalus
Current Genus   Distichodus
Current AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Günther
Current Year   1864
Current Family   Distichodontidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   demersal        
Water   Fresh water
Habitat Notes   Maximum TL was recorded at 50 cm (Ref. 7094). Occurs over rocky bottoms (Ref. 7094).
Distribution   Africa.

Current Summary   Valid as Distichodus engycephalus  Günther 1864. Distichodontidae.
Name History   • Valid as Distichodus engycephalus  Günther 1864 -- (Daget & Gosse 1984:188 [ref. 6185], Gosse in Lévêque et al. 1990:245 [ref. 21589], Dankwa et al. 1999:22 [ref. 28023], Vari 2007:415 [ref. 30023], Mamonekene & Vreven 2008:97 [ref. 29866]).

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abbreviatus Distichodus abbreviatus Peters [W. C. H.] 1877Synonym
affinis Distichodus affinis Günther [A.] 1873Valid
albini Distichodus albini Steindachner [F.] 1914Synonym
altus Distichodus altus Boulenger [G. A.] 1899Valid
ansorgei Distichodus ansorgei Boulenger [G. A.] 1911Synonym
ansorgii Distichodus ansorgii Boulenger [G. A.] 1911Synonym
antonii Distichodus antonii Schilthuis [L.] 1891Valid
atroventralis Distichodus atroventralis Boulenger [G. A.] 1898Valid
brevipinnis Distichodus brevipinnis Günther [A.] 1864Valid
decemmaculatus Distichodus decemmaculatus Pellegrin [J.] 1926Valid
fasciatus Distichodus fasciatus Vaillant [L. L.] in Rivière 1886Not available
fasciolatus Distichodus fasciolatus Boulenger [G. A.] 1898Valid
hypostomatus Distichodus hypostomatus Pellegrin [J.] 1900Valid
kolleri Distichodus kolleri Holly [M.] 1926Valid
langi Distichodus langi Nichols [J. T.] & Griscom [L.] 1917Valid
leptorhynchus Distichodus leptorhynchus Boulenger [G. A.] 1897Synonym
lusosso Distichodus lusosso Schilthuis [L.] 1891Valid
macrolepis Distichodus macrolepis Günther [A.] 1864Synonym
maculatus Distichodus maculatus Boulenger [G. A.] 1898Valid
marnoi Distichodus marnoi Steindachner [F.] 1881Synonym
martini Distichodus martini Steindachner [F.] 1870Synonym
mossambicus Distichodus mossambicus Peters [W. C. H.] 1852Valid
nefasch Distichodus nefasch (Bonnaterre [J. P.] (ex Forsskål) 1788)Valid
niloticus Distichodus niloticus (Hasselquist [F.] 1762)Not available
noboli Distichodus noboli Boulenger [G. A.] 1899Valid
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