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Gazza achlamys

Jordan & Starks

Gazza achlamys was originally described as Gazza achlamys by Jordan & Starks in 1917. It belongs to the family Leiognathidae and subfamily Gazzinae. It is commonly known as Smalltoothed ponyfish but has many other common names such as Smalltoothed ponyfish in USA (contiguous states), Silver toothed-ponyfish in Papua New Guinea, Sapsap in Philippines, Large-toothed ponyfish in Guam, Kekek in Malaysia, Kikek in Malaysia. more common names It is found in Brackish and Salt water.
Species   achlamys
AuthorWI   Jordan [D. S.] & Starks [E. C.]
AuthorNI   Jordan & Starks
Qualification   ---
Year   1917
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Leiognathidae
Gazzinae Gazzinae
Genus   Gazza
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Leiognathidae
Subfamily   Gazzinae
Genus   Gazza
Original Name   Gazza        
Taxon Name   achlamys
Original Combination   Gazza achlamys
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Gazza achlamys
OriginalSubGenus   Gazza
Original Author   Jordan & Starks
Original AuthorWI   Jordan [D. S.] & Starks [E. C.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1917
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Gazzinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Types   Paratypes: FMNH [ex CM 8075] 58966 (2); CAS-SU 21652 (2), 22853 (2).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Henn 1928:91 [ref. 12305], Böhlke 1953:77 [ref. 12291], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:38 [ref. 12367].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   FMNH 58939 [ex CM 8074a]
Journal   Ann. Carnegie Mus.
Citation   v. 11 (nos. 3/4)
Page   446
Illustrations   Pl. 45

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Gazza achlamys
Current Species achlamys
Current Genus Gazza
Current AuthorWI Jordan [D. S.] & Starks [E. C.]
Current AuthorNI Jordan & Starks
Current Year 1917
Current Family Leiognathidae
Current Subfamily
Gazzinae Gazzinae

Habitat brackish, marine.        
Water Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes Inhabits coastal waters down to depths of about 40 m, predominantly near the bottom. Feeds mainly on small fishes, crustaceans and polychaetes (Ref. 3424).

Current Summary   Valid as Gazza achlamys  Jordan & Starks 1917. Leiognathidae: Gazzinae.
Name History   •Valid as Gazza achlamys Jordan & Starks 1917 -- (Jones 1985:569 [ref. 21842], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:342 [ref. 27969], Myers 1999:143 [ref. 23965], Mishra et al. 1999:86 [ref. 25315], Kimura et al. 2000:7 [ref. 24478], Woodland in Randall & Lim 2000:617 [ref. 25122], Kimura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:214 [ref. 27511], Yamashita & Kimura 2001:165 [ref. 25380], Hutchins 2001:33 [ref. 25847], Woodland et al. 2001:2798 [ref. 26095], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S108 [ref. 27377], Ikejima et al. 2004:908 [ref. 27755], Sparks & Dunlap 2004:7 [ref. 27928], Chakrabarty et al. 2008:152 [ref. 32414], Chakrabarty et al. 2010:113 [ref. 31090], Abraham et al. 2011:16 [ref. 31311], Kottelat 2013:338 [ref. 32989]).

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argentaria Gazza argentaria (Forster [J. R.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801)Synonym
argentarius Gazza argentarius (Forster [J. R.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801)Synonym
dentex Gazza dentex (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835)Valid
dispar Gazza dispar De Vis [C. W.] 1884Synonym
equulaeformis Gazza equulaeformis Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1835Synonym
minuta Gazza minuta (Bloch [M. E.] 1795)Valid
rhombea Gazza rhombea Kimura [S.], Yamashita [T.] & Iwatsuki [Y.] 2000Valid
shettyi Gazza shettyi Jayabalan [N.] 1986Synonym
squamiventralis Gazza squamiventralis Yamashita [T.] & Kimura [S.] 2001Valid
tapeinosoma Gazza tapeinosoma Bleeker [P.] 1853Synonym
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