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Halichoeres melasmapomus


Halichoeres melasmapomus was originally described as Halichoeres melasmapomus by Randall in 1981. It belongs to the family Labridae. It is commonly known as Ocellated wrasse and is known Ocellated wrasse in Australia, Cheekspot wrasse in Christmas Island (Australia.), Black-ear wrasse in Micronesia, Federated States, Sugale in Samoa. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   melasmapomus
AuthorWI   Randall [J. E.]
AuthorNI   Randall
Qualification   ---
Year   1981
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   melasmapomus
Original Combination   Halichoeres melasmapomus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Halichoeres melasmapomus
OriginalSubGenus   Halichoeres
Original Author   Randall
Original AuthorWI   Randall [J. E.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1981
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Reef on northern side off Gannet Ridge, Pitcairn Island, depth 40-44 meters.
Types   Paratypes: AMS I.21502-001 (1); ANSP 134490-91 (1, 9); BPBM 9101 (2), 9631 (1), 11872 (1), 12178 (1), 13671 (1), 13724 (1), 13836 (1), 14981 (1), 16702 (2), 17552 (2), 18466 (1), 19615 (1), 19627 (3), 19960 (1), 22070 (1), 22961 (2), 24112 (1); CAS 39122 (1); MNHN 1976-134 (1); USNM 219866 (1); WAM P.25233-006 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:117 [ref. 13621], Hutchins & Smith 1991:33 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:37 [ref. 30117].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   BPBM 16899
Journal   Pac. Sci.
Citation   v. 34 (no. 4) [1980]
Page   421
Illustrations   Figs. 3-4

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Halichoeres melasmapomus
Current Species melasmapomus
Current Genus Halichoeres
Current AuthorWI Randall [J. E.]
Current AuthorNI Randall
Current Year 1981
Current Family Labridae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Common around patches of rubble or mixed rubble and coral along steep dropoffs (Ref. 1602).
Depth Range From 10 to 55 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Halichoeres melasmapomus  Randall 1981. Labridae.
Name History   •Synonym of Biochoeres xanti (Károli 1882) -- (Kuiter 2010:290 [ref. 35285]). •Valid as Halichoeres melasmapomus Randall 1981 -- (Randall et al. 1990:319 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:190 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:319 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:198 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:21 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:91 [ref. 37268], Parenti & Randall 2000:22 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:628 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:993 [ref. 25182], Randall & Earle 2000:17 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:268 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:39 [ref. 25847], Westneat 2001:3401 [ref. 26277] dated 1980, Nakabo 2002:993 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:49 [ref. 26830] dated 1980, Myers & Donaldson 2003:635 [ref. 27495] dated 1980, Randall et al. 2004:22 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:414 [ref. 28239], Barber & Bellwood 2005:249 [ref. 35318], Allen et al. 2006:1392 [ref. 29095], Allen & Erdmann 2012:678 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:132 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988] dated 1980, Fricke et al. 2019:230 [ref. 36673]).

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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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