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Exocoetus melanurus


Exocoetus melanurus was originally described as Exocoetus melanurus by Valenciennes in 1847. It belongs to the family Exocoetidae. It is found in Salt water.
Species   melanurus
AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
AuthorNI   Valenciennes
Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Year   1847
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Beloniformes Beloniformes
Family   Exocoetidae
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Genus   Exocoetus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Beloniformes
Family   Exocoetidae
Genus   Exocoetus
Original Name   Exocoetus        
Taxon Name   melanurus
Original Combination   Exocoetus melanurus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Exocoetus melanurus
OriginalSubGenus   Exocoetus
Original Author   Valenciennes
Original AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
Original Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Original Year   1847
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   New York, U.S.A.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bruun 1937:182 [ref. 12982], Collette et al. 1997:12 [ref. 22813].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   MNHN A-7603
Journal   Hist. Nat. Poiss.
Citation   v. 19
Page   101

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Cheilopogon melanurus
Current Species melanurus
Current Genus Cheilopogon
Current AuthorWI Valenciennes [A.]
Current AuthorNI Valenciennes
Current Year 1847
Current Family Exocoetidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water

Current Summary   Synonym of Cheilopogon melanurus  (Valenciennes 1847). Exocoetidae.
Name History   •Valid as Cypselurus melanurus (Valenciennes 1847) -- (Gibbs & Staiger 1970:452 [ref. 7741], Robins & Ray 1986:104 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:308 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:128 [ref. 14674], Cervigón 1991:216 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:82 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:318 [ref. 23827], Monteiro et al. 1998:399 [ref. 23732], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:154 [ref. 27754], Parin 2003:1125 [ref. 27018], Wirtz et al. 2007:27 [ref. 30263], Page et al. 2013:101 [ref. 32708]). •Valid as Cheilopogon melanurus (Valenciennes 1847) -- (Parin & Gibbs 1990:584 [ref. 16545], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:947 [ref. 23897], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:172 [ref. 25013], Afonso et al. 1999:70 [ref. 25466], Parin & Belyanina 2000:158 [ref. 24894], Collette in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:291 [ref. 26158], Collette et al. 2003:102 [ref. 26784], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:68 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:100 [ref. 27807], Parin 2009:274 [ref. 30171], Parin & Shakhovskoy 2016:2142 [ref. 34602], Marceniuk et al. 2017:39 [ref. 35324], Shakhovskoy & Parin 2019:36 [ref. 36674]).

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acutus Exocoetus acutus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847Synonym
affinis Exocoetus affinis Günther [A.] 1866Synonym
agoo Exocoetus agoo Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1846Synonym
alatus Exocoetus alatus Solander [D. C.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847In family
albidactylus Exocoetus albidactylus Gill [T. N.] 1863Synonym
altipennis Exocoetus altipennis Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847Synonym
appendiculatus Exocoetus appendiculatus Wood [W. W.] 1825Synonym
apus Exocoetus apus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847Synonym
arcticeps Exocoetus arcticeps Günther [A.] 1866Synonym
atrodorsalis Exocoetus atrodorsalis Günther [A.] 1867Synonym
bahiensis Exocoetus bahiensis Ranzani [C.] 1842Synonym
bicolor Exocoetus bicolor Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847Synonym
borodini Exocoetus borodini (Nichols [J. T.] & Breder [C. M., Jr.] 1932)Synonym
brachiopterus Exocoetus brachiopterus Solander [D. C.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847No types known
brachycephalus Exocoetus brachycephalus Günther [A.] 1866Synonym
brachypterus Exocoetus brachypterus Richardson [J.] (ex Solander) 1846Synonym
brachysoma Exocoetus brachysoma Bleeker [P.] 1865Synonym
brevipinnis Exocoetus brevipinnis Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847Synonym
californicus Exocoetus californicus Cooper [J. G.] 1863Synonym
callopterus Exocoetus callopterus Günther [A.] 1866Synonym
chiliensis Exocetus chiliensis Abbott [C. C.] 1861Synonym
chloropterus Exocoetus chloropterus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847Uncertain
cirriger Exocoetus cirriger Peters [W. C. H.] 1877In family
comatus Exocoetus comatus Mitchill [S. L.] 1815Synonym
commersonnii Exocoetus commersonnii Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1803Synonym
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