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Ernstichthys megistus

(Orcés V. 1961)

Ernstichthys megistus was originally described as Hoplomyzon megistus by Orcés V. in 1961. It belongs to the family Aspredinidae and subfamily Hoplomyzontinae. It is found in Fresh water.
Species   megistus
AuthorWI   Orcés V. [G.]
AuthorNI   Orcés V.
Qualification   ---
Year   1961
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Siluriformes Siluriformes
Family   Aspredinidae
Hoplomyzontinae Hoplomyzontinae
Genus   Ernstichthys
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Siluriformes
Family   Aspredinidae
Subfamily   Hoplomyzontinae
Genus   Ernstichthys
Original Name   Hoplomyzon        
Taxon Name   megistus
Original Combination   Hoplomyzon megistus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Hoplomyzon megistus
OriginalSubGenus   Hoplomyzon
Original Author   Orcés V.
Original AuthorWI   Orcés V. [G.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1961
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Hoplomyzontinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Small river off of the Río Chicherota, Río Bobonaza system, Province Pastaza, eastern Ecuador.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:60 [ref. 29155].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   Author's coll. 4305 (whereabouts unknown)
Page   3
Illustrations   Figs. 1-2

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Ernstichthys megistus
Current Species megistus
Current Genus Ernstichthys
Current AuthorWI Orcés V. [G.]
Current AuthorNI Orcés V.
Current Year 1961
Current Family Aspredinidae
Current Subfamily
Hoplomyzontinae Hoplomyzontinae

Habitat freshwater.        
Water Fresh water

Current Summary   Valid as Ernstichthys megistus  (Orcés V. 1961). Aspredinidae: Hoplomyzontinae.
Name History   •Valid as Ernstichthys megistus (Orcés V. 1961) -- (Burgess 1989:304 [ref. 12860], Friel in Reis et al. 2003:264 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:60 [ref. 29155], Barriga S. 2014:110 [ref. 35745]).

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anduzei Ernstichthys anduzei Fernández-Yépez [A.] 1953Valid
intonsus Ernstichthys intonsus Stewart [D. J.] 1985Valid
taquari Ernstichthys taquari --- 2021Valid
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