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Girella simplicidens

Osburn & Nichols

Girella simplicidens was originally described as Girella simplicidens by Osburn & Nichols in 1916. It belongs to the family Kyphosidae and subfamily Girellinae. It is commonly known as Gulf opal eye but has many other common names such as Gulf opaleye in USA (contiguous states), Chopa ojo azul in Mexico, Calicagère oeil bleu in France, Ojo azul in Spain, Gulf opal eye in United Kingdom. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Eastern Pacific.
Species   simplicidens
AuthorWI   Osburn [R. C.] & Nichols [J. T.]
AuthorNI   Osburn & Nichols
Qualification   ---
Year   1916
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Kyphosidae
Girellinae Girellinae
Genus   Girella
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Kyphosidae
Subfamily   Girellinae
Genus   Girella
Original Name   Girella        
Taxon Name   simplicidens
Original Combination   Girella simplicidens
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Girella simplicidens
OriginalSubGenus   Girella
Original Author   Osburn & Nichols
Original AuthorWI   Osburn [R. C.] & Nichols [J. T.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1916
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Girellinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   San Francisquito Bay, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico.
Types   Paratypes: AMNH 11785 (1), 11788-89 (1, 1).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   USNM 87546 [ex AMNH 5209]
Journal   Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist.
Citation   v. 35 (art. 16)
Page   165
Illustrations   Fig. 10

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Girella simplicidens
Current Species   simplicidens
Current Genus Girella
Current AuthorWI Osburn [R. C.] & Nichols [J. T.]
Current AuthorNI   Osburn & Nichols
Current Year   1916
Current Family Kyphosidae
Current Subfamily
Girellinae Girellinae

Habitat benthopelagic        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Forms big schools in shallow rocky areas that are rich in algae. Feeds on algae and small invertebrates.
Distribution Eastern Pacific.

Current Summary   Valid as Girella simplicidens  Osburn & Nichols 1916. Kyphosidae: Girellinae.
Name History   • Valid as Girella simplicidens  Osburn & Nichols 1916 -- (Allen & Robertson 1994:176 [ref. 22193], Sommer in Fischer et al. 1995:1198 [ref. 22829], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:193 [ref. 24545], Fuller et al. 1999:412 [ref. 25838], Thomson et al. 2000:138 [ref. 25640], Nelson et al. 2004:150 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:154 [ref. 32708]).

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albostriata Girella albostriata Steindachner [F.] 1898Valid
carbonaria Girella carbonaria De Vis [C. W.] 1883Synonym
cyanea Girella cyanea Macleay [W.] 1881Valid
dorsomacula Girella dorsomacula Gill [T. N.] 1862Action
elevata Girella elevata Macleay [W.] 1881Valid
fasciata Girella fasciata Steindachner [F.] 1866Not available
feliciana Girella feliciana Clark [H. W.] 1938Valid
fimbriata Girella fimbriata (McCulloch [A. R.] 1920)Valid
fimbriatus Girella fimbriatus (McCulloch [A. R.] 1920)Spelling
freminvillii Girella freminvillii (Valenciennes [A.] 1846)Valid
hamiltoni Girella hamiltoni (Phillipps [W. J.] 1927)Synonym
knoxi Girella knoxi (Hutton [F. W.] 1873)Synonym
laevifrons Girella laevifrons (Tschudi [J. J. von] 1846)Valid
leonina Girella leonina (Richardson [J.] 1846)Valid
melanichthys Girella melanichthys (Richardson [J.] 1846)Valid
mentalis Girella mentalis De Vis [C. W.] 1883Synonym
mezina Girella mezina Jordan [D. S.] & Starks [E. C.] 1907Valid
multilineata Girella multilineata Clarke [F. E.] 1899Synonym
nebulosa Girella nebulosa Kendall [W. C.] & Radcliffe [L.] 1912Valid
nigricans Girella nigricans (Ayres [W. O.] 1860)Valid
percoides Girella percoides Hector [J.] 1875Synonym
punctata Girella punctata Gray [J. E.] 1835Valid
ramsayi Girella ramsayi Macleay [W.] 1881Synonym
sarissophorus Girella sarissophorus (Cantor [T. E.] 1849)Synonym
stuebeli Girella stuebeli Troschel [F. H.] 1866Valid
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