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Holacanthus africanus


Holacanthus africanus was originally described as Holacanthus africanus by Cadenat in 1951. It belongs to the family Pomacanthidae. It is commonly known as Guinean angelfish and is known Guinean angelfish in USA, Nefrytek afrykanski in Poland. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   africanus
AuthorWI   Cadenat [J.]
AuthorNI   Cadenat
Qualification   ---
Year   1951
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Pomacanthidae
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Genus   Holacanthus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Pomacanthidae
Genus   Holacanthus
Original Name   Holacanthus        
Taxon Name   africanus
Original Combination   Holacanthus africanus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Holacanthus africanus
OriginalSubGenus   Holacanthus
Original Author   Cadenat
Original AuthorWI   Cadenat [J.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1951
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Gorée, Senegal.
Types   Syntypes: (many) MNHN 1961-0958 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:140 [ref. 20718] but wrongly as holotype and paratypes.
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Poiss. Senegal
Page   239
Illustrations   Fig. 175

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Holacanthus africanus
Current Species africanus
Current Genus Holacanthus
Current AuthorWI Cadenat [J.]
Current AuthorNI Cadenat
Current Year 1951
Current Family Pomacanthidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Common off Ghana where it is generally found among rocks.
Depth Range From 1 to 40 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Holacanthus africanus  Cadenat 1951. Pomacanthidae.
Name History   •Valid as Holacanthus africanus Cadenat 1951 -- (Allen 1980:250 [ref. 22764], Maugé 1990:838 [ref. 17126], Afonso et al. 1999:76 [ref. 25466], Wirtz et al. 2007:36 [ref. 30263], Wirtz et al. 2013:128 [ref. 32972], Bailly in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2678 [ref. 34618]).

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Places  Places
Hierarchy  Hierarchy
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acanthops Holacanthus acanthops Norman [J. R.] 1922Synonym
aculeatus Holacanthus aculeatus (Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854)Synonym
albofasciatus Holacanthus albofasciatus Tanaka [S.] 1909Synonym
alternans Holacanthus alternans Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Synonym
alternans meleagris Holacanthus alternans meleagris Alcock [A. W.] 1896Synonym
amiralis Holacanthus amiralis Cuvier [G.] 1829Synonym
arcuatus Holacanthus arcuatus Gray [J. E.] 1831Synonym
aruset Holacanthus aruset Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802Synonym
ataja Holacanthus ataja Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802Synonym
bermudensis Holacanthus bermudensis Goode [G. B.] 1876Valid
bicolor oahuensis Holacanthus bicolor oahuensis Borodin [N. A.] 1930Synonym
bishopi Holacanthus bishopi Seale [A.] 1901Synonym
bispinosus Holacanthus bispinosus Günther [A.] 1860Synonym
caerulescens Holacanthus caerulescens Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1830Synonym
caeruleus Holacanthus caeruleus Cuvier [G.] (ex Ehrenberg) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Synonym
caudibicolor Holacanthus caudibicolor Sauvage [H.-E.] (ex Liénard) 1891Synonym
caudovittatus Holacanthus caudovittatus Günther [A.] 1860Synonym
chapmani Holacanthus chapmani Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1933Synonym
chrysocephalus Holacanthus chrysocephalus Bleeker [P.] 1855Synonym
chrysurus Holacanthus chrysurus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Synonym
ciliaris Holacanthus ciliaris (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
ciliaris bermudensis Holacanthus ciliaris bermudensis Goode [G. B.] 1876Synonym
clarionensis Holacanthus clarionensis Gilbert [C. H.] 1890Valid
coeruleus Holacanthus coeruleus Cuvier [G.] (ex Ehrenberg) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Synonym
conspicillatus Holacanthus conspicillatus Waite [E. R.] 1900Synonym
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