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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 in USA (contiguous states) as dwarf wrasse, in USA (contiguous states) as doncella enana, in USA (contiguous states) as Dwarf wrasse, in Bahamas as Dwarf wrasse, in Cuba as Doncella enana. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western Atlantic and eastern Atlantic (Cape Verde Islands).
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   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Doratonotus megalepis
Current Species   megalepis
Current Genus   Doratonotus
Current AuthorWI   Metzelaar [J.]
Current AuthorNI   Metzelaar
Current Year   1862
Current Family   Labridae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   demersal        
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.
   
Distribution   Western Atlantic and eastern Atlantic (Cape Verde Islands).

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], Page et al. 2013:160 [ref. 32708],Wirtz et al. 2013:130 [ref. 32972], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:62 [ref. 33341]).

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boekei Doratonotus boekei Metzelaar [J.] 1919Synonym
decoratus Doratonotus decoratus Evermann [B. W.] & Marsh [M. C.] 1899Spelling
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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