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Hoplosternum melampterus

(Cope 1872)

Hoplosternum melampterus was originally described as Callichthys melampterus by Cope in 1872. It belongs to the family Callichthyidae and subfamily Callichthyinae. It is found in Fresh water.
Species   melampterus
AuthorWI   Cope [E. D.]
AuthorNI   Cope
Qualification   ---
Year   1872
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Siluriformes Siluriformes
Family   Callichthyidae
Callichthyinae Callichthyinae
Genus   Hoplosternum
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Siluriformes
Family   Callichthyidae
Subfamily   Callichthyinae
Genus   Hoplosternum
Original Name   Callichthys        
Taxon Name   melampterus
Original Combination   Callichthys melampterus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Callichthys melampterus
OriginalSubGenus   Callichthys
Original Author   Cope
Original AuthorWI   Cope [E. D.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1872
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Callichthyinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Río Ambyiacu, Peru.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:32 [ref. 13621], Ferraris 2007:128 [ref. 29155].
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   ANSP 8318
Page   275
Illustrations   Pl. 14 (figs. 4-5)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Hoplosternum littorale
Current Species littorale
Current Genus Hoplosternum
Current AuthorWI Hancock [J.]
Current AuthorNI Hancock
Current Year 1828
Current Family Callichthyidae
Current Subfamily
Callichthyinae Callichthyinae

Habitat Freshwater.        
Water Fresh water

Current Summary   Synonym of Hoplosternum littorale  (Hancock 1828). Callichthyidae: Callichthyinae.
Name History   •Valid as Cataphractops melampterus (Cope 1872) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:16 [ref. 9708], Burgess 1989:364 [ref. 12860]). •Synonym of Hoplosternum littorale (Hancock 1828) -- (Reis 1997:302 [ref. 22747], Reis in Reis et al. 2003:304 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:128 [ref. 29155], Litz & Koerber 2014:23 [ref. 33622], Mirande & Koerber 2015:39 [ref. 35117], Koerber et al. 2017:56 [ref. 35267]).

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albidus Hoplosternum albidus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840)Synonym
cayennae Hoplosternum cayennae Hoedeman [J. J.] 1961Synonym
chiquitos Hoplosternum chiquitos (Castelnau [F. L.] 1855)Synonym
daillyi Hoplosternum daillyi Hoedeman [J. J.] 1952Synonym
dukei Hoplosternum dukei Emmens [C. W.] & Axelrod [H. R.] 1968Synonym
laevigatum Hoplosternum laevigatum (Valenciennes [A.] 1834)Synonym
laevigatus Hoplosternum laevigatus (Valenciennes [A.] 1834)Synonym
littorale Hoplosternum littorale (Hancock [J.] 1828)Valid
littorale daillyi Hoplosternum littorale daillyi Hoedeman [J. J.] 1952Synonym
littoralis Hoplosternum littoralis (Hancock [J.] 1828)Synonym
littoralis daillyi Hoplosternum littoralis daillyi Hoedeman [J. J.] 1952Synonym
maculocephala Hoplosternum maculocephala (Ellis [M. D.] 1913)Synonym
magdalenae Hoplosternum magdalenae Eigenmann [C. H.] in Ellis 1913Valid
orinocoi Hoplosternum orinocoi Fowler [H. W.] 1915Synonym
oronocoi Hoplosternum oronocoi Fowler [H. W.] 1915Synonym
pectorale Hoplosternum pectorale (Boulenger [G. A.] 1895)Synonym
punctatum Hoplosternum punctatum Meek [S. E.] & Hildebrand [S. F.] 1916Valid
schreineri Hoplosternum schreineri Miranda Ribeiro [A. de] 1911Synonym
shirui Hoplosternum shirui Fowler [H. W.] 1940Synonym
stevardii Hoplosternum stevardii Gill [T. N.] 1858Synonym
subulatus Hoplosternum subulatus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840)Synonym
surinamensis Hoplosternum surinamensis Hoedeman [J. J.] 1952Synonym
thoracatum Hoplosternum thoracatum (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840)Synonym
thoracatum cayennae Hoplosternum thoracatum cayennae Hoedeman [J. J.] 1961Synonym
thoracatum surinamensis Hoplosternum thoracatum surinamensis Hoedeman [J. J.] 1952Synonym
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