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Emmelichthys nitidus


Emmelichthys nitidus was originally described as Emmelichthys nitidus by Richardson in 1845. It belongs to the family Emmelichthyidae. It is commonly known as Redbait but has many other common names such as Redbait in Australia, Redbait in USA, Southern rover in South Africa, Andorrève du Cap in France, Redbait in New Zealand. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   nitidus
AuthorWI   Richardson [J.]
AuthorNI   Richardson
Qualification   ---
Year   1845
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Acanthuriformes Acanthuriformes
Family   Emmelichthyidae
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Genus   Emmelichthys
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Acanthuriformes
Family   Emmelichthyidae
Genus   Emmelichthys
Original Name   Emmelichthys        
Taxon Name   nitidus
Original Combination   Emmelichthys nitidus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Emmelichthys nitidus
OriginalSubGenus   Emmelichthys
Original Author   Richardson
Original AuthorWI   Richardson [J.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1845
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Western Australia.
Types   Syntypes: BMNH 1844.10.29.12 (right half skin), 1846.8.11.7 (1, stuffed).
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Ichthy. Erebus & Terror
Citation   v. 2 (2)
Page   47
Illustrations   Pl. 29 (figs. 7-8)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Emmelichthys nitidus
Current Species nitidus
Current Genus Emmelichthys
Current AuthorWI Richardson [J.]
Current AuthorNI Richardson
Current Year 1845
Current Family Emmelichthyidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes A schooling species (Ref. 9563). The young occur near the surface, often with schools of clupeids. Adults are found near the bottom. Feeds mainly on larger zooplankton. An excellent food fish; marketed fresh or frozen.
Depth Range From 100 to 500 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Emmelichthys nitidus  Richardson 1845. Emmelichthyidae.
Name History   •Valid as Emmelichthys nitidus Richardson 1845 -- (Heemstra & Randall 1977:379 [ref. 7057], Tameka in Okamura et al. 1982:235, 381 [ref. 8256], Heemstra 1986:637 [ref. 5660], Paulin et al. 1989:189 [ref. 24556], Shcherbachev et al. 1989:167 [ref. 36134], Yatsu in Amaoka et al. 1990:273 [ref. 16024], Oyarzún G. & Arriaza Z. 1993:341 [ref. 22360], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:160 [ref. 25472], Gomon et al. 1994:597 [ref. 22532], Yoshino & Kon 2000:63 [ref. 24912], Hutchins 2001:33 [ref. 25847], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:298 [ref. 28072], Allen 2006:1190 [ref. 29089], Gomon 2008:585 [ref. 30616], Fricke et al. 2014:87 [ref. 33406], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:114 [ref. 36167], Trnski 2015:1276 [ref. 34198], Heemstra in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2530 [ref. 34618], Fricke et al. 2018:192 [ref. 35805]).

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cyanescens Emmelichthys cyanescens (Guichenot [A.] 1848)Valid
elongatus Emmelichthys elongatus Kotlyar [A. N.] 1982Valid
karnellai Emmelichthys karnellai Heemstra [P. C.] & Randall [J. E.] 1977Valid
marisrubri Emmelichthys marisrubri Fricke [R.], Golani [D.] & Appelbaum-Golani [B.] 2014Valid
nitidus cyanescens Emmelichthys nitidus cyanescens (Guichenot [A.] 1848)Synonym
nitidus nitidus Emmelichthys nitidus nitidus Richardson [J.] 1845Synonym
ruber Emmelichthys ruber (Trunov [I. A.] 1976)Valid
schlegeli Emmelichthys schlegeli Günther [A.] 1859Synonym
schlegelii Emmelichthys schlegelii Richardson [J.] 1846Synonym
struhsakeri Emmelichthys struhsakeri Heemstra [P. C.] & Randall [J. E.] 1977Valid
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