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Genicanthus melanospilos

(Bleeker 1857)
  

Genicanthus melanospilos was originally described as Holacanthus melanospilos by Bleeker in 1857. It belongs to the family Pomacanthidae. It is commonly known as Spotbreast angelfish but has many other common names such as in Australia as Black-spot angelfish, in USA (contiguous states) as Blackspot angelfish, in Japan as Yaitoyakko, in Micronesia, Federated States as Black-spot angelfish. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western Pacific: South China Sea to New Caledonia and Vanuatu; Western Australia, Great Barrier Reef (Australia) to Ryukyu Islands.
Species   melanospilos
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1857
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Pomacanthidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Genicanthus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Pomacanthidae
Genus   Genicanthus
Original Name   Holacanthus        
Taxon Name   melanospilos
Original Combination   Holacanthus melanospilos
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Holacanthus melanospilos
OriginalSubGenus   Holacanthus
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1857
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   RMNH 5812
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SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Genicanthus melanospilos
Current Species   melanospilos
Current Genus   Genicanthus
Current AuthorWI   Chan [W. L.]
Current AuthorNI   Chan
Current Year   1857
Current Family   Pomacanthidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat reef-associated        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 20 to 45 meters.
   
Distribution Western Pacific: South China Sea to New Caledonia and Vanuatu; Western Australia, Great Barrier Reef (Australia) to Ryukyu Islands.

Current Summary   Valid as Genicanthus melanospilos  (Bleeker 1857). Pomacanthidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Genicanthus melanospilos  (Bleeker 1857) -- (Allen 1980:250 [ref. 22764], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:188 [ref. 6441], Randall et al. 1990:242 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:158 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:234 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:242 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:172 [ref. 23965], Pyle in Randall & Lim 2000:624 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:905 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:308 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:265 [ref. 25841], Pyle 2001:3283 [ref. 26118], Nakabo 2002:905 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2002:42 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:631 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:19 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:339 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1307 [ref. 29090], Motomura et al. 2010:140 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:556 [ref. 31980]).

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amboinensis Genicanthus amboinensis Fraser-Brunner [A.] 1933Uncertain
bellus Genicanthus bellus Randall [J. E.] 1975Valid
caudibicolor Genicanthus caudibicolor (Sauvage [H.-E.] (ex Liénard) 1891)Synonym
caudovittatus Genicanthus caudovittatus (Günther [A.] 1860)Valid
chapmani Genicanthus chapmani (Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1933)Synonym
fucosus Genicanthus fucosus (Yasuda [F.] & Tominaga [Y.] 1970)Synonym
japonicus Genicanthus japonicus (Schmidt [P. J.] 1931)Synonym
lamarck Genicanthus lamarck (Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802)Valid
lamarck amboinensis Genicanthus lamarck amboinensis Fraser-Brunner [A.] 1933Uncertain
lamarck trilineatus Genicanthus lamarck trilineatus Fraser-Brunner [A.] 1933Uncertain
lamarcki Genicanthus lamarcki (Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802)Synonym
macclesfieldiensis Genicanthus macclesfieldiensis Chan [W. L.] 1966Synonym
personatus Genicanthus personatus Randall [J. E.] 1975Valid
semicinctus Genicanthus semicinctus (Waite [E. R.] 1900)Valid
semifasciatus Genicanthus semifasciatus (Kamohara [T.] 1934)Valid
spinus Genicanthus spinus Randall [J. E.] 1975Valid
takeuchii Genicanthus takeuchii Pyle [R. L.] 1997Valid
trilineatus Genicanthus trilineatus Fraser-Brunner [A.] 1933Uncertain
vermiculatus Genicanthus vermiculatus Shen [S.-C.] & Lim [P.-C.] 1975Synonym
watanabei Genicanthus watanabei (Yasuda [F.] & Tominaga [Y.] 1970)Valid
zebra Genicanthus zebra (Sauvage [H.-E.] 1891)Synonym
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