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Eucinostomus melanopterus

(Bleeker 1863)

Eucinostomus melanopterus was originally described as Gerres melanopterus by Bleeker in 1863. It belongs to the family Gerreidae. It is commonly known as Flagfin mojarra but has many other common names such as flagfin mojarra in USA (contiguous states), Noutouivi in Benin, Blanche drapeau in France, Bouin yèkhè in Guinea, Friture in Mauritania. more common names It is found in Fresh, Brackish and Salt water and its distribution is Western and eastern Atlantic.
Species   melanopterus
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1863
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Gerreidae
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Genus   Eucinostomus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Gerreidae
Genus   Eucinostomus
Original Name   Gerres        
Taxon Name   melanopterus
Original Combination   Gerres melanopterus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Gerres melanopterus
OriginalSubGenus   Gerres
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1863
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Guinea.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   RMNH 5402
Page   44
Illustrations   Pl. 8 (fig. 1)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Eucinostomus melanopterus
Current Species   melanopterus
Current Genus Eucinostomus
Current AuthorWI Cuvier [G.]
Current AuthorNI   Cuvier
Current Year   1863
Current Family Gerreidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat demersal        
Water Fresh, Brackish and Salt water
Depth Range From 0 to 25 meters.
Distribution Western and eastern Atlantic.

Current Summary   Valid as Eucinostomus melanopterus  (Bleeker 1863). Gerreidae.
Name History   • Valid as Gerres melanopterus  Bleeker 1863 -- (Bauchot in Lévêque et al. 1992:692 [ref. 21590]). • Valid as Eucinostomus melanopterus  (Bleeker 1863) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:176 [ref. 23100], Roux 1986:325 [ref. 6209], Roux 1990:781 [ref. 18781], Cervigón 1992:327 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1993:170 [ref. 24474], Poll & Gosse 1995:117 [ref. 24781], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:171 [ref. 22947], Bussing 1998:287 [ref. 24179], Aguilera 1998:50 [ref. 24221], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:312 [ref. 24550], Afonso et al. 1999:74 [ref. 25466], Claro et al. 2000:22 [ref. 26458], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:161 [ref. 27754], Camargo & Isaac 2001:142 [ref. 27639], Schiwok & Bork 2002:34 [ref. 25833], Gilmore 2003:1518 [ref. 27093], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:84 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:36 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:144 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:355 [ref. 28815], Miller 2006:348 [ref. 28615], Wirtz et al. 2007:34 [ref. 30263], Matamoros et al. 2009:18 [ref. 31241], Page et al. 2013:148 [ref. 32708], Angulo et al. 2013:1001 [ref. 33194]).

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altus Eucinostomus altus Poey [F.] 1955Uncertain
aprion Eucinostomus aprion (Cuvier [G.] 1829)Synonym
argenteus Eucinostomus argenteus Baird [S. F.] & Girard [C. F.] in Baird 1855Valid
bilobus Eucinostomus bilobus (Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)Synonym
brachychirus Eucinostomus brachychirus Poey [F.] 1955Uncertain
caerulescens Eucinostomus caerulescens Sessé [M.] & Mocigno [J. M.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Not available
californiensis Eucinostomus californiensis (Gill [T. N.] 1862)Synonym
californiensis elongatus Eucinostomus californiensis elongatus Meek [S. E.] & Hildebrand [S. F.] 1925Synonym
currani Eucinostomus currani Zahuranec [B. J.] in Yáñez-Arancibia 1980Valid
dowii Eucinostomus dowii (Gill [T. N.] 1863)Valid
egregius Eucinostomus egregius Poey [F.] 2000Not available
elongatus Eucinostomus elongatus Meek [S. E.] & Hildebrand [S. F.] 1925Synonym
entomelas Eucinostomus entomelas Zahuranec [B. J.] in Yáñez-Arancibia 1980Valid
gracilis Eucinostomus gracilis (Gill [T. N.] 1862)Valid
gula Eucinostomus gula (Quoy [J. R. C.] & Gaimard [J. P.] 1824)Valid
gulula Eucinostomus gulula Poey [F.] 1875Synonym
harengulus Eucinostomus harengulus Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1879Valid
havana Eucinostomus havana (Nichols [J. T.] 1912)Valid
jonesii Eucinostomus jonesii (Günther [A.] 1879)Valid
lefroyi Eucinostomus lefroyi (Goode [G. B.] 1874)Valid
meeki Eucinostomus meeki Eigenmann [C. H.] 1903Action
mowbrayi Eucinostomus mowbrayi Beebe [W.] & Tee-Van [J.] 1932Synonym
poeyi Eucinostomus poeyi Longley [W. H.] 1935Uncertain
productus Eucinostomus productus Poey [F.] 1875Synonym
pseudogula Eucinostomus pseudogula Poey [F.] 1875Synonym
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