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Genicanthus spinus


Genicanthus spinus was originally described as Genicanthus spinus by Randall in 1975. It belongs to the family Pomacanthidae. It is commonly known as Pitcairn angelfish and is known Pitcairn angelfish in USA (contiguous states), Pitcairn angelfish in Micronesia, Federated States, Pitcairn angelfish in Pitcairn. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   spinus
AuthorWI   Randall [J. E.]
AuthorNI   Randall
Qualification   ---
Year   1975
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Pomacanthidae
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Genus   Genicanthus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Pomacanthidae
Genus   Genicanthus
Original Name   Genicanthus        
Taxon Name   spinus
Original Combination   Genicanthus spinus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Genicanthus spinus
OriginalSubGenus   Genicanthus
Original Author   Randall
Original AuthorWI   Randall [J. E.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1975
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Reef off Bounty Bay, Pitcairn Island, depth 33.5 meters.
Types   Paratypes: BMNH 1974.4.24.1 (1); BPBM 12775 (1), 16452 (2), 16754 (1); CAS 30456 (1); USNM 211815 (1); ZUMT 52987 (1).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   BPBM 16450
Journal   Bull. Mar. Sci.
Citation   v. 25 (no. 3)
Page   415
Illustrations   Figs. 16-17

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Genicanthus spinus
Current Species   spinus
Current Genus Genicanthus
Current AuthorWI Randall [J. E.]
Current AuthorNI   Randall
Current Year   1975
Current Family Pomacanthidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Inhabits rock and coral reef at depths of 30 to at least 60 m. Occurs in aggregations that swim high above the bottom. Feeds mainly on zooplankton, although some benthic material is probably consumed.
Depth Range From 30 to 60 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Genicanthus spinus  Randall 1975. Pomacanthidae.
Name History   •Valid as Genicanthus spinus Randall 1975 -- (Allen 1980:250 [ref. 22764], Randall 1999:18 [ref. 25829], Pyle 2001:3284 [ref. 26118], Randall 2005:340 [ref. 28239]).

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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. Yu.] 1931)Synonym
lamarck Genicanthus lamarck (Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802)Valid
lamarcki Genicanthus lamarcki (Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802)Synonym
macclesfieldiensis Genicanthus macclesfieldiensis Chan [W. L.] 1966Synonym
melanospilos Genicanthus melanospilos (Bleeker [P.] 1857)Valid
personatus Genicanthus personatus Randall [J. E.] 1975Valid
semicinctus Genicanthus semicinctus (Waite [E. R.] 1900)Valid
semifasciatus Genicanthus semifasciatus (Kamohara [T.] 1934)Valid
takeuchii Genicanthus takeuchii Pyle [R. L.] 1997Valid
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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