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Halichoeres melas

Randall & Earle

Halichoeres melas was originally described as Halichoeres melas by Randall & Earle in 1994. It belongs to the family Labridae. It is found in Salt water.
Species   melas
AuthorWI   Randall [J. E.] & Earle [J. L.]
AuthorNI   Randall & Earle
Qualification   ---
Year   1994
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Labriformes Labriformes
Family   Labridae
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Genus   Halichoeres
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Labriformes
Family   Labridae
Genus   Halichoeres
Original Name   Halichoeres        
Taxon Name   melas
Original Combination   Halichoeres melas
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Halichoeres melas
OriginalSubGenus   Halichoeres
Original Author   Randall & Earle
Original AuthorWI   Randall [J. E.] & Earle [J. L.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1994
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Reef on west side of Sawda Island, Al Halaniyat (Kuria Muria Islands), southern Oman, Arabian Sea, depth 10 meters.
Types   Paratypes: BPBM 36013 (1), USNM 329428 (1).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   BPBM 36014
Journal   Fauna Saudi Arabia
Citation   v. 14
Page   296
Illustrations   Pl. 8

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Halichoeres melas
Current Species   melas
Current Genus Halichoeres
Current AuthorWI Randall [J. E.] & Earle [J. L.]
Current AuthorNI   Randall & Earle
Current Year   1994
Current Family Labridae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Solitary, ranges over a wide area, stopping briefly every 2 to 3 meters to pick food from the reef substrate.
Depth Range From 9 to 10 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Halichoeres melas  Randall & Earle 1994. Labridae.
Name History   •Synonym of Macropharyngodon lapillus (Smith 1947) -- (Kuiter 2010:282 [ref. 35285]). •Valid as Halichoeres melas Randall & Earle 1994 -- (Randall 1995:280 [ref. 22896], Parenti & Randall 2000:22 [ref. 24943], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S114 [ref. 27377]).

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adustus Halichoeres adustus (Gilbert [C. H.] 1890)Valid
aestuaricola Halichoeres aestuaricola Bussing [W. A.] 1972Valid
alternans Halichoeres alternans (Cartier [O.] 1874)Synonym
amabilis Halichoeres amabilis (De Vis [C. W.] 1885)Synonym
amboinensis Halichoeres amboinensis (Bleeker [P.] 1856)Synonym
annularis Halichoeres annularis (Valenciennes [A.] (ex Kuhl & van Hasselt) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1839)Synonym
annulatus Halichoeres annulatus Fowler [H. W.] 1904Synonym
arangoi Halichoeres arangoi (Poey [F.] 1876)Synonym
argus Halichoeres argus (Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801)Valid
auritus Halichoeres auritus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1839)Synonym
baccatus Halichoeres baccatus (Marion de Procé [P.-M.] 1822)Synonym
bathyphilus Halichoeres bathyphilus (Beebe [W.] & Tee-Van [J.] 1932)Valid
bicolor Halichoeres bicolor (Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801)Valid
bifasciatus Halichoeres bifasciatus (Steindachner [F.] 1866)Synonym
bilineatus Halichoeres bilineatus (Károli [J.] 1882)Synonym
bimaculata Halichoeres bimaculata (Wilson [C.] 1916)Synonym
bimaculatus Halichoeres bimaculatus Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1835Synonym
binotopsis Halichoeres binotopsis (Bleeker [P.] 1849)Valid
biocellatus Halichoeres biocellatus Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz, Chapman, Lachner & Woods 1960Valid
bivittatus Halichoeres bivittatus (Bloch [M. E.] 1791)Valid
bleekeri Halichoeres bleekeri Günther [A.] 1861Synonym
bleekeri Halichoeres bleekeri (Steindachner [F.] & Döderlein [L.] 1887)Valid
brasiliensis Halichoeres brasiliensis (Bloch [M. E.] 1791)Valid
brownfieldi Halichoeres brownfieldi (Whitley [G. P.] 1945)Valid
burekae Halichoeres burekae Weaver [D. C.] & Rocha [L. A.] 2007Valid
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