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Lagocephalus melanothos
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Lagocephalus melanothos

(Gronow 1854)

Lagocephalus melanothos was originally described as Holocanthus melanothos by Gronow in 1854. It belongs to the family Tetraodontidae and subfamily Tetraodontinae. It is found in Brackish and Salt water.
Species   melanothos
AuthorWI   Gronow [L. T.]
AuthorNI   Gronow
Qualification   in Gray
Year   1854
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontiformes
Family   Tetraodontidae
Tetraodontinae Tetraodontinae
Genus   Lagocephalus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Tetraodontiformes
Family   Tetraodontidae
Subfamily   Tetraodontinae
Genus   Lagocephalus
Original Name   Holocanthus        
Taxon Name   melanothos
Original Combination   Holocanthus melanothos
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Holocanthus melanothos
OriginalSubGenus   Holocanthus
Original Author   Gronow
Original AuthorWI   Gronow [L. T.]
Original Qualification   in Gray
Original Year   1854
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Tetraodontinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   American Ocean, Carolinas, U.S.A.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Wheeler 1958:246 [ref. 13434] but as holotype.
Primary Code   ---
Page   24

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Lagocephalus laevigatus
Current Species   laevigatus
Current Genus Lagocephalus
Current AuthorWI Linnaeus [C.]
Current AuthorNI   Linnaeus
Current Year   1766
Current Family Tetraodontidae
Current Subfamily
Tetraodontinae Tetraodontinae

Water Brackish and Salt water
Distribution ---

Current Summary   Synonym of Lagocephalus laevigatus  (Linnaeus 1766). Tetraodontidae.
Name History   • Synonym of Lagocephalus laevigatus  (Linnaeus 1766) -- (Wheeler 1958:246 [ref. 13434], Ebert 2001:92 [ref. 25494]).

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argentatus Lagocephalus argentatus (Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1804)Synonym
argentatus Pleuracanthus argentatus (Bleeker [P.] 1865)Synonym
bicolor Lagocephalus bicolor (Brevoort [J. C.] 1856)Synonym
blochi Lagocephalus blochi Bonaparte [C. L.] 1841Synonym
cheesemanii Lagocephalus cheesemanii (Clarke [F. E.] 1897)Valid
exilis Lagocephalus exilis Tanaka [S.] 1916Synonym
gloveri Lagocephalus gloveri Abe [T.] & Tabeta [O.] 1983Valid
guentheri Lagocephalus guentheri Miranda Ribeiro [A. de] 1915Valid
guntheri Lagocephalus guntheri Miranda Ribeiro [A. de] 1915Spelling
inermis Lagocephalus inermis (Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1850)Valid
janthinus Lagocephalus janthinus (Vaillant [L. L.] & Sauvage [H.-E.] 1875)Synonym
laevigatus Lagocephalus laevigatus (Linnaeus [C.] (ex Garden) 1766)Valid
lagocephalus Lagocephalus lagocephalus (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
lagocephalus lagocephalus Lagocephalus lagocephalus lagocephalus (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
lagocephalus nigridorsum Lagocephalus lagocephalus nigridorsum Fowler [H. W.] 1944Synonym
lagocephalus oceanicus Lagocephalus lagocephalus oceanicus Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1903Synonym
lunaris Lagocephalus lunaris (Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801)Valid
nigridorsum Lagocephalus nigridorsum Fowler [H. W.] 1944Synonym
oceanicus Lagocephalus oceanicus Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1903Synonym
pennantii Lagocephalus pennantii (Yarrell [W.] 1836)Synonym
pseudommus Lagocephalus pseudommus Chu [Y.-T.] 1935Synonym
sceleratus Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin [J. F.] (ex Forster) 1789)Valid
scleratus Lagocephalus scleratus (Gmelin [J. F.] (ex Forster) 1789)Spelling
spadiceus Lagocephalus spadiceus (Richardson [J.] 1845)Valid
suezensis Lagocephalus suezensis Clark [E.] & Gohar [H. A. F.] 1953Valid
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