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Hoplostethus mediterraneus

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Hoplostethus mediterraneus was originally described as Hoplostethus mediterraneus by Cuvier in 1829. It belongs to the family Trachichthyidae. It is commonly known as Mediterranean slimehead but has many other common names such as in USA (contiguous states) as Sawbelly, in USA (contiguous states) as Blackmouth roughy, in USA (contiguous states) as New Zealand sawbelly, in USA (contiguous states) as Silver roughy, in South Africa as Mediterranean Redfish, in France as Poisson-montre. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Atlantic; western Mediterranean Sea; Red Sea, western Indian Ocean: South Africa to Madagascar Ridge; southeastern Indian Ocean and southwestern Pacific: Southern Australia and New Zealand [including *intermedius*in Southern Hemisphere].
Species   mediterraneus
AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
AuthorNI   Cuvier
Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Year   1829
Status   Valid
Class   Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order   Trachichthyiformes Trachichthyiformes
Family   Trachichthyidae
Subfamily   --- ---
Genus   Hoplostethus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Trachichthyiformes
Family   Trachichthyidae
Genus   Hoplostethus
Original Name   Hoplostethus        
Taxon Name   mediterraneus
Original Combination   Hoplostethus mediterraneus
Original Genus   Hoplostethus
Original Genus Species   Hoplostethus mediterraneus
OriginalSubGenus   Hoplostethus
Original Author   Cuvier
Original AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
Original Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Original Year   1829
Original Family   Trachichthyidae
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Nice, France, northwestern Mediterranean Sea.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bauchot 1970:26 [ref. 20740].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   MNHN 0000-7442
Journal   Hist. Nat. Poiss.
Citation   v. 4
Page   469
Illustrations   Pl. 97 bis

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Hoplostethus mediterraneus
Current Species   mediterraneus
Current Genus   Hoplostethus
Current AuthorWI   Hector [J.]
Current AuthorNI   Hector
Current Year   1829
Current Family   Trachichthyidae
Current Subfamily   --- ---

Habitat   benthopelagic        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Ref. 3583 and 3474 state the species is pelagic but Ref. 2683 indicates the species is demersal.
Depth Range   From 100 to 1175 meters.
   
Distribution   Atlantic; western Mediterranean Sea; Red Sea, western Indian Ocean: South Africa to Madagascar Ridge; southeastern Indian Ocean and southwestern Pacific: Southern Australia and New Zealand [including *intermedius*in Southern Hemisphere].

Current Summary   Valid as Hoplostethus mediterraneus  Cuvier 1829. Trachichthyidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Hoplostethus mediterraneus  Cuvier 1829 -- (Nielsen 1973:340 [ref. 6885], Yamakawa in Okamura et al. 1982:205, 366 [ref. 8256], Dor 1984:69 [ref. 29757], Maul in Whitehead et al. 1986:751 [ref. 13676], Heemstra 1986:412 [ref. 5660], Kotlyar 1986:103 [ref. 6004], Gon 1987:101 [ref. 21380], Scott & Scott 1988:324 [ref. 25518], Paxton et al. 1989:366 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:153 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:129 [ref. 14674], Maul 1990:622 [ref. 17237], Shimizu in Amaoka et al. 1990:206 [ref. 16024], Boschung 1992:91 [ref. 23239], Baranes & Golani 1993:304 [ref. 22372], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:149 [ref. 25472], Klausewitz 1994:466 [ref. 23564], Goren & Dor 1994:17 [ref. 25356], Kotlyar 1996:133 [ref. 23292], Santos et al. 1997:71 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:75 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:1006 [ref. 23897], Moore & Paxton 1999:2217 [ref. 24787], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:182 [ref. 25013], Paxton & Moore in Randall & Lim 2000:601 [ref. 25122], Pakhorukov 2001:379 [ref. 25409], Bilecenoglu et al. 2002:62 [ref. 26753], Moore in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:304 [ref. 26158], Moore 2003:1188 [ref. 27002], Fricke et al. 2007:72 [ref. 29533], Gomon 2008:424 [ref. 30616], Moore & Dodd 2010:138 [ref. 30876]).

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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
gigas Hoplostethus gigas McCulloch [A. R.] 1914Valid
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 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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