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Lethrinus erythracanthus


Lethrinus erythracanthus was originally described as Lethrinus erythracanthus by Valenciennes in 1830. It belongs to the family Lethrinidae. It is commonly known as Orange-spotted emperor but has many other common names such as Yellow-spotted emperor in Australia, Ama-kuchibi in Japan, Yellow-spotted emperor in Papua New Guinea, Oranjekol-keiser in South Africa, Ladrão manchado in Mozambique, Ladrao manchado in Mozambique. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   erythracanthus
AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
AuthorNI   Valenciennes
Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Year   1830
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Spariformes Spariformes
Family   Lethrinidae
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Genus   Lethrinus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Spariformes
Family   Lethrinidae
Genus   Lethrinus
Original Name   Lethrinus        
Taxon Name   erythracanthus
Original Combination   Lethrinus erythracanthus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Lethrinus erythracanthus
OriginalSubGenus   Lethrinus
Original Author   Valenciennes
Original AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
Original Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Original Year   1830
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Luganor [Lukunor Island], Caroline Islands, western Pacific.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1983:72 [ref. 21545].
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types preserved
Journal   Hist. Nat. Poiss.
Citation   v. 6
Page   314

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Lethrinus erythracanthus
Current Species erythracanthus
Current Genus Lethrinus
Current AuthorWI Valenciennes [A.]
Current AuthorNI Valenciennes
Current Year 1830
Current Family Lethrinidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Occurs in deep lagoons and channels, outer reef slopes and adjacent soft bottom areas. Solitary in or near ledges or caves by day (Ref. 9710). Feeds on echinoderms, crustaceans and molluscs. Marketed fresh (Ref. 171).
Depth Range From 18 to 120 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Lethrinus erythracanthus  Valenciennes 1830. Lethrinidae: Lethrininae.
Name History   •Synonym of Lethrinus kallopterus Bleeker 1856 -- (Sato 1978:20 [ref. 8884]). •Valid as Lethrinus erythracanthus Valenciennes 1830 -- (Carpenter in Carpenter & Allen 1989:57 [ref. 13577], Randall et al. 1990:199 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:134 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:199 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:155 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:297 [ref. 24106], Nakabo 2000:863 [ref. 25086], Carpenter in Randall & Lim 2000:620 [ref. 25122], Allen 2000:104 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:263 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:35 [ref. 25847], Carpenter 2001:3029 [ref. 26105], Nakabo 2002:863 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:40 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S110 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:628 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:99 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:17 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:275 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1234 [ref. 29090], Nair 2008:234 [ref. 29901], Allen & Erdmann 2012:495 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:141 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:93 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2018:214 [ref. 35805], Eagderi et al. 2019:77 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:170 [ref. 36673]).

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abbreviatus Lethrinus abbreviatus Valenciennes [A.] (ex Ehrenberg) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Synonym
acutus Lethrinus acutus Klunzinger [C. B.] 1884Synonym
alboguttatus Lethrinus alboguttatus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Synonym
amamianus Lethrinus amamianus Akazaki [M.] 1962Synonym
amboinensis Lethrinus amboinensis Bleeker [P.] 1854Valid
anarhynchus Lethrinus anarhynchus Postel [E.] 1965Synonym
anatarius Lethrinus anatarius Richardson [J.] 1845Synonym
argenteus Lethrinus argenteus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Synonym
atkinsoni Lethrinus atkinsoni Seale [A.] 1910Valid
atlanticus Lethrinus atlanticus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Valid
aurolineatus Lethrinus aurolineatus Macleay [W.] 1882Synonym
aurolineatus Lethrinus aurolineatus Fourmanoir [P.] 1961Synonym
azureus Lethrinus azureus Valenciennes [A.] (ex Quoy & Gaimard) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Synonym
bleekeri Lethrinus bleekeri Klunzinger [C. B.] 1884Synonym
bonhamensis Lethrinus bonhamensis Günther [A.] 1874Synonym
borbonicus Lethrinus borbonicus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Valid
bungus Lethrinus bungus Valenciennes [A.] (ex Ehrenberg) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Synonym
caeruleus Lethrinus caeruleus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Synonym
carinatus Lethrinus carinatus Weber [M.] 1913Synonym
centurio Lethrinus centurio Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Synonym
choerorynchus Lethrinus choerorynchus (Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801)Synonym
chrysostomus Lethrinus chrysostomus Richardson [J.] 1848Synonym
chumchum Lethrinus chumchum Klunzinger [C. B.] 1870Synonym
cinereus Lethrinus cinereus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Synonym
cinnabarinus Lethrinus cinnabarinus Richardson [J.] 1843Synonym
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