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Ilisha melastoma

(Bloch & Schneider 1801)

Ilisha melastoma was originally described as Clupea melastoma by Bloch & Schneider in 1801. It belongs to the family Pristigasteridae. It is commonly known as Indian ilisha but has many other common names such as Indian Ilisha in South Africa, Alose indienne in France, Puput in Malaysia, Indian ilisha in Myanmar, Ummusfeta in Oman. more common names It is found in Brackish and Salt water.
Species   melastoma
AuthorWI   Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.]
AuthorNI   Bloch & Schneider
Qualification   ---
Year   1801
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Clupeiformes Clupeiformes
Family   Pristigasteridae
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Genus   Ilisha
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Clupeiformes
Family   Pristigasteridae
Genus   Ilisha
Original Name   Clupea        
Taxon Name   melastoma
Original Combination   Clupea melastoma
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Clupea melastoma
OriginalSubGenus   Clupea
Original Author   Bloch & Schneider
Original AuthorWI   Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1801
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Near Coromandel, Tamil Nadu, India.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Paepke 1999:65 [ref. 24282] with locality as Indian Ocean. Declared a nomen oblitum by Whitelead 1967:11.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   ZMB 3842
Page   427

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Ilisha melastoma
Current Species   melastoma
Current Genus Ilisha
Current AuthorWI Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.]
Current AuthorNI   Bloch & Schneider
Current Year   1801
Current Family Pristigasteridae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat brackish, marine.        
Water Brackish and Salt water

Current Summary   Valid as Ilisha melastoma  (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Pristigasteridae.
Name History   •Synonym of Ilisha indica (Swainson 1839) -- (Kottelat 2013:49 [ref. 32989]). •Valid as Ilisha melastoma (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Whitehead 1985:272 [ref. 5141], Paxton et al. 1989:155 [ref. 12442], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:121 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:19 [ref. 23448], Krishnan & Mishra 1993:213 [ref. 24016], Randall 1995:69 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:120 [ref. 27969] with author as Schneider, Carpenter et al. 1997:116 [ref. 23922], Munroe et al. 1999:1764 [ref. 24728], Mishra & Srinivasan 1999:236 [ref. 24754], Munroe & Nizinski in Randall & Lim 2000:587 [ref. 25122], Bijukumar & Sushama 2000:184 [ref. 25703], Zhang 2001:110 [ref. 26586] with author as Schneider, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S96 [ref. 27377], Khan 2003:7 [ref. 27710] with author as Schneider, Mishra & Krishnan 2003:21 [ref. 27712] with author as Schneider, Adrim et al. 2004:118 [ref. 27715], Kimura 2009:24 [ref. 30426], Yoshida et al. 2013:29 [ref. 34464], Psomadakis et al. 2015:161 [ref. 34104], Ali et al. 2018:311 [ref. 36183], Kimura in Kimura et al. 2018:48 [ref. 36460], Psomadakis et al. 2020:303 [ref. 37272]).

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abnormis Ilisha abnormis Richardson [J.] (ex Gray) 1846Synonym
affinis Ilisha affinis (Gray [J. E.] 1830)Synonym
africana Ilisha africana (Bloch [M. E.] 1795)Valid
amazonica Ilisha amazonica (Miranda Ribeiro [A. de] 1920)Valid
amblyuroptera Ilisha amblyuroptera (Bleeker [P.] 1852)Synonym
amblyuropterus Ilisha amblyuropterus (Bleeker [P.] 1852)Synonym
apapae Ilisha apapae Hildebrand [S. F.] 1948Synonym
argentata Ilisha argentata Meek [S. E.] & Hildebrand [S. F.] 1923Synonym
bleekeri Ilisha bleekeri Bertin [L.] 1941Synonym
brachysoma Ilisha brachysoma (Bleeker [P.] 1852)Synonym
caribbaea Ilisha caribbaea Meek [S. E.] & Hildebrand [S. F.] 1923Synonym
caribbea Ilisha caribbea Meek [S. E.] & Hildebrand [S. F.] 1923Synonym
chinensis Ilisha chinensis (Basilewsky [S.] 1855)Synonym
compressa Ilisha compressa Randall [J. E.] 1994Valid
deauratus Ilisha deauratus Nakashima [S.] 1941Synonym
desuratus Ilisha desuratus Nakashima [S.] 1941Synonym
ditchoa Ilisha ditchoa (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847)Synonym
dolloi Ilisha dolloi (Boulenger [G. A.] 1902)Synonym
dussumieri Ilisha dussumieri (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847)Synonym
elongata Ilisha elongata (Anonymous [Bennett [E. T.]] 1830)Valid
filigera Ilisha filigera (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847)Valid
fuerthii Ilisha fuerthii (Steindachner [F.] 1875)Valid
furthi Ilisha furthi (Steindachner [F.] 1875)Synonym
furthii Ilisha furthii (Steindachner [F.] 1875)Synonym
gabonica Ilisha gabonica (Duméril [A. H. A.] 1861)Synonym
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