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Doratonotus megalepis

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Doratonotus megalepis was originally described as Doratonotus megalepis by Günther in 1862. It belongs to the family Labridae. It is commonly known as Dwarf wrasse and is known dwarf wrasse in USA (contiguous states), Dwarf wrasse in Bahamas, Doncella enana in Cuba. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   megalepis
AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
AuthorNI   Günther
Qualification   ---
Year   1862
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Labriformes Labriformes
Family   Labridae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Doratonotus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Labriformes
Family   Labridae
Genus   Doratonotus
Original Name   Doratonotus        
Taxon Name   megalepis
Original Combination   Doratonotus megalepis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Doratonotus megalepis
OriginalSubGenus   Doratonotus
Original Author   Günther
Original AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1862
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   St. Christopher, West Indies.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 2012.11.10.2
Journal   Cat. Fishes
Citation   v. 4
Page   125

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---


Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---


Current Genus Species Doratonotus megalepis
Current Species   megalepis
Current Genus Doratonotus
Current AuthorWI Günther [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Günther
Current Year   1862
Current Family Labridae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Inhabits shallow beds of turtle grass (@Thalassia@). Common but seldom noticed (Ref. 9710).
Depth Range From 1 to 15 meters.
   

Current Summary   Valid as Doratonotus megalepis  Günther 1862. Labridae.
 
Name History   •Valid as Doratonotus megalepis Günther 1862 -- (Robins & Ray 1986:202 [ref. 23100], Gomon & Forsyth 1990:873 [ref. 19219], Boschung 1992:155 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:346 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1993:404 [ref. 24474], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:292 [ref. 25013], Afonso et al. 1999:85 [ref. 25466], Parenti & Randall 2000:17 [ref. 24943], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:164 [ref. 27754], Collette et al. 2003:116 [ref. 26784], Westneat 2003:1709 [ref. 27105], Moura et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:92 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:43 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:155 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:512 [ref. 28815], Wirtz et al. 2007:37 [ref. 30263], Kuiter 2010:167 [ref. 35285], Page et al. 2013:160 [ref. 32708], Wirtz et al. 2013:130 [ref. 32972], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:62 [ref. 33341], Pinheiro et al. 2015:24 [ref. 34324], Westneat in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2749 [ref. 34618]).

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boekei Doratonotus boekei Metzelaar [J.] 1919Synonym
decoratus Doratonotus decoratus Evermann [B. W.] & Marsh [M. C.] 1899Synonym
decoris Doratonotus decoris Evermann [B. W.] & Marsh [M. C.] 1899Synonym
thalassinus Doratonotus thalassinus Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1884Synonym
wetmorelloides Doratonotus wetmorelloides (Bauchot [M.-L.] & Blanc [M.] 1961)Synonym
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