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Hoplostethus melanopus

(Weber 1913)
  

Hoplostethus melanopus was originally described as Leiogaster melanopus by Weber in 1913. It belongs to the family Trachichthyidae. It is commonly known as Smallscale slimehead and is known in Australia as Smallscale sawbelly , in South Africa as Smallscale Slimehead, in France as Hoplostète scutelle, in Spain as Reloj escama pequeña, in United Kingdom as Smallscale slimehead. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Southeastern Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific.
Species   melanopus
AuthorWI   Weber [M.]
AuthorNI   Weber
Qualification   ---
Year   1913
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Trachichthyiformes Trachichthyiformes
Family   Trachichthyidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Hoplostethus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Trachichthyiformes
Family   Trachichthyidae
Genus   Hoplostethus
Original Name   Leiogaster        
Taxon Name   melanopus
Original Combination   Leiogaster melanopus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Leiogaster melanopus
OriginalSubGenus   Leiogaster
Original Author   Weber
Original AuthorWI   Weber [M.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1913
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Halmahera Sea, 1°10'S, 130°9'E, Siboga station 161, depth 798 meters.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:79 [ref. 19236], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:51 [ref. 12367].
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   ZMA 110826
Page   180
Illustrations   Pl. 9 (fig. 7)

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Hoplostethus melanopus
Current Species   melanopus
Current Genus   Hoplostethus
Current AuthorWI   Weber [M.]
Current AuthorNI   Weber
Current Year   1913
Current Family   Trachichthyidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat bathydemersal        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 400 to 914 meters.
   
Distribution Southeastern Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific.

Current Summary   Valid as Hoplostethus melanopus  (Weber 1913). Trachichthyidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Hoplostethus melanopus  (Weber 1913) -- (Kotlyar 1986:135 [ref. 6004], Heemstra 1986:412 [ref. 5660], Paxton et al. 1989:367 [ref. 12442], Shimizu in Amaoka et al. 1990:207 [ref. 16024], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:150 [ref. 25472], Kotlyar 1996:156 [ref. 23292], Adam et al. 1998:1 [ref. 23610], Moore & Paxton 1999:2217 [ref. 24787], Nakabo 2000:500 [ref. 25086], Paxton & Moore in Randall & Lim 2000:601 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847] as cf. melanopus, Nakabo 2002:500 [ref. 26001], Kotlyar 2002:476 [ref. 26270], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S100 [ref. 27377], Paxton et al. 2006:770 [ref. 29074], Moore & Dodd 2010:138 [ref. 30876], Larson et al. 2013:72 [ref. 32988]).

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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 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
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