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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 Smallscale sawbelly in Australia, Smallscale Slimehead in South Africa, Hoplostète scutelle in France, Reloj escama pequeña in Spain, Smallscale slimehead in United Kingdom. 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
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Trachichthyiformes Trachichthyiformes
Family   Trachichthyidae
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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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melanopterus Hoplostethus melanopterus Fowler [H. W.] 1938Valid
mento Hoplostethus mento (Garman [S.] 1899)Valid
metallicus Hoplostethus metallicus Fowler [H. W.] 1938Valid
mikhailini Hoplostethus mikhailini Kotlyar [A. N.] 1986Valid
nanus Hoplostethus nanus (Parr [A. E.] 1933)Synonym
natalensis Hoplostethus (Hoplostethus) natalensis Kotlyar [A. N.] 1978Synonym
natalensis Hoplostethus natalensis Kotlyar [A. N.] 1978Synonym
occidentalis Hoplostethus occidentalis Woods [L. P.] in Woods & Sonoda 1973Valid
pacificus Hoplostethus pacificus Garman [S.] 1899Valid
pretiosus Hoplostethus pretiosus (Lowe [R. T.] 1839)Not available
ravurictus Hoplostethus ravurictus Gomon [M. F.] 2008Valid
rifti Hoplostethus rifti Kotlyar [A. N.] 1986Valid
robustispinus Hoplostethus robustispinus Moore [J. A.] & Dodd [K. A.] 2010Valid
rubellopterus Hoplostethus rubellopterus Kotlyar [A. N.] 1980Valid
shubnikovi Hoplostethus shubnikovi Kotlyar [A. N.] 1980Valid
sonodae Hoplostethus sonodae Kotlyar [A. N.] 1986Synonym
spinulosus Hoplostethus spinulosus (Roule [L.] 1916)Synonym
tenebricus Hoplostethus tenebricus Kotlyar [A. N.] 1980Valid
trunovi Hoplostethus trunovi Kotlyar [A. N.] 1986Synonym
vniro Hoplostethus vniro Kotlyar [A. N.] 1995Valid
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