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Hoplostethus gigas


Hoplostethus gigas was originally described as Hoplostethus gigas by McCulloch in 1914. It belongs to the family Trachichthyidae. It is commonly known as Giant sawbelly and is known Giant sawbelly in Australia, Giant sawbelly in New Zealand. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Southern Australia (South Australia and Victoria). New Zealand in error (see *H. melanopeza*).
Species   gigas
AuthorWI   McCulloch [A. R.]
AuthorNI   McCulloch
Qualification   ---
Year   1914
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Trachichthyiformes Trachichthyiformes
Family   Trachichthyidae
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Genus   Hoplostethus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Trachichthyiformes
Family   Trachichthyidae
Genus   Hoplostethus
Original Name   Hoplostethus        
Taxon Name   gigas
Original Combination   Hoplostethus gigas
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Hoplostethus gigas
OriginalSubGenus   Hoplostethus
Original Author   McCulloch
Original AuthorWI   McCulloch [A. R.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1914
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Great Australian Bight, 33°18'S, 126°42'E, South Australia, depth 130-170 fathoms.
Types   Paralectotypes: AMS I.15710-001 (1, skeleton), NMV A.20541 (1), QMB I.1423 (1). Plus non-type material.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   AMS I.12766
Journal   Biol. Results "Endeavour"
Citation   v. 2 (pt 3)
Page   101
Illustrations   Pl. 19

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Hoplostethus gigas
Current Species   gigas
Current Genus Hoplostethus
Current AuthorWI McCulloch [A. R.]
Current AuthorNI   McCulloch
Current Year   1914
Current Family Trachichthyidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat bathydemersal        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 237 to 309 meters.
Distribution Southern Australia (South Australia and Victoria). New Zealand in error (see *H. melanopeza*).

Current Summary   Valid as Hoplostethus gigas  McCulloch 1914. Trachichthyidae.
Name History   • Valid as Hoplostethus gigas  McCulloch 1914 -- (Kotlyar 1986:126 [ref. 6004], Paxton et al. 1989:366 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:153 [ref. 24556], Gomon et al. 1994:403 [ref. 22532], Kotlyar 1996:150 [ref. 23292], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847], Paxton et al. 2006:769 [ref. 29074], Gomon 2008:424 [ref. 30616], Moore & Dodd 2010:138 [ref. 30876], Roberts & Gomon 2012:342 [ref. 32372]).

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abramovi Hoplostethus abramovi Kotlyar [A. N.] 1986Valid
atlanticus Hoplostethus atlanticus Collett [R.] 1889Valid
cadenati Hoplostethus cadenati Quéro [J.-C.] 1974Valid
confinis Hoplostethus confinis Kotlyar [A. N.] 1980Valid
cornutus Hoplostethus cornutus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1833Synonym
crassispinus Hoplostethus crassispinus Kotlyar [A. N.] 1980Valid
druzhinini Hoplostethus druzhinini Kotlyar [A. N.] 1986Valid
elongatus Hoplostethus elongatus (Günther [A.] 1859)Synonym
fedorovi Hoplostethus fedorovi Kotlyar [A. N.] 1986Valid
fragilis Hoplostethus fragilis (de Buen [F.] 1959)Valid
gilchristi Hoplostethus gilchristi Smith [J. L. B.] 1935Synonym
grandperrini Hoplostethus grandperrini Roberts [C. D.] & Gomon [M. F.] 2012Valid
intermedius Hoplostethus intermedius (Hector [J.] 1875)Synonym
islandicum Hoplostethus islandicum Kotthaus [A.] 1952Spelling
islandicus Hoplostethus islandicus Kotthaus [A.] 1952Synonym
japonicus Hoplostethus japonicus Hilgendorf [F. M.] 1879Valid
latus Hoplostethus latus McCulloch [A. R.] 1914Valid
marisrubri Hoplostethus marisrubri Kotlyar [A. N.] 1986Valid
mediterraneus Hoplostethus mediterraneus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829Valid
mediterraneus latus Hoplostethus mediterraneus latus McCulloch [A. R.] 1914Valid
mediterraneus mediterraneus Hoplostethus mediterraneus mediterraneus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829Synonym
mediterraneus sonodae Hoplostethus mediterraneus sonodae Kotlyar [A. N.] 1986Synonym
mediterraneus trunovi Hoplostethus mediterraneus trunovi Kotlyar [A. N.] 1986Synonym
melanopeza Hoplostethus melanopeza Roberts [C. D.] & Gomon [M. F.] 2012Valid
melanopterus Hoplostethus melanopterus Fowler [H. W.] 1938Valid
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