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Hoplichthys acanthopleurus
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Hoplichthys acanthopleurus


Hoplichthys acanthopleurus was originally described as Hoplichthys acanthopleurus by Regan in 1908. It belongs to the family Hoplichthyidae. It is commonly known as Spiny flathead and is known in South Africa as Spiny flathead, in Sodwana as Spiny flathead. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western Indian Ocean.
Species   acanthopleurus
AuthorWI   Regan [C. T.]
AuthorNI   Regan
Qualification   ---
Year   1908
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaeniformes
Family   Hoplichthyidae
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Genus   Hoplichthys
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Scorpaeniformes
Family   Hoplichthyidae
Genus   Hoplichthys
Original Name   Hoplichthys        
Taxon Name   acanthopleurus
Original Combination   Hoplichthys acanthopleurus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Hoplichthys acanthopleurus
OriginalSubGenus   Hoplichthys
Original Author   Regan
Original AuthorWI   Regan [C. T.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1908
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Saya de Malha Bank, Indian Ocean, depth over 123 fathoms.
Types   Syntypes: BMNH 1908.3.23.210-211 (2).
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Trans. Linn. Soc. London (Ser. 2, Zool.)
Citation   v. 12 (pt 3)
Page   239
Illustrations   Pl. 28 (fig. 5)

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Hoplichthys acanthopleurus
Current Species   acanthopleurus
Current Genus   Hoplichthys
Current AuthorWI   Regan [C. T.]
Current AuthorNI   Regan
Current Year   1908
Current Family   Hoplichthyidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Rare species.
Depth Range   From 120 to 457 meters.
Distribution   Western Indian Ocean.

Current Summary   Valid as Hoplichthys acanthopleurus  Regan 1908. Hoplichthyidae.
Name History   • Valid as Hoplichthys acanthopleurus  Regan 1908 -- (Smith 1986:486 [ref. 5712], Adam et al. 1998:11 [ref. 23610], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S103 [ref. 27377], Nagano et al. 2014:6 [ref. 33541]).

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acarina Hoplichthys acarina (Kotthaus [A.] 1974)Synonym
citrinus Hoplichthys citrinus Gilbert [C. H.] 1905Valid
fasciatus Hoplichthys fasciatus Matsubara [K.] 1937Valid
filamentosus Hoplichthys filamentosus Matsubara [K.] & Ochiai [A.] 1950Valid
gilberti Hoplichthys gilberti Jordan [D. S.] & Richardson [R. E.] 1908Valid
gregoryi Monhoplichthys gregoryi (Fowler [H. W.] 1938)Valid
haswelli Hoplichthys haswelli McCulloch [A. R.] 1907Valid
imamurai Hoplichthys imamurai Nagano [Y.], McGrouther [M. A.] & Yabe [M.] 2013Valid
langsdorfii Hoplichthys langsdorfii Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829Valid
mcgroutheri Hoplichthys mcgroutheri Nagano [Y.], Imamura [H.] & Yabe [M.] 2014Valid
mimaseanus Hoplichthys mimaseanus Nagano [Y.], Endo [H.] & Yabe [M.] 2013Valid
ogilbyi Hoplichthys ogilbyi McCulloch [A. R.] 1914Valid
pectoralis Hoplichthys pectoralis (Fowler [H. W.] 1943)Valid
platophrys Hoplichthys platophrys Gilbert [C. H.] 1905Valid
prosemion Monhoplichthys prosemion (Fowler [H. W.] 1938)Valid
regani Hoplichthys regani Jordan [D. S.] (ex Regan) 1908Valid
smithi Monhoplichthys smithi (Fowler [H. W.] 1938)Valid
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