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Liparis megacephalus

(Burke 1912)
  

Liparis megacephalus was originally described as Cyclogaster megacephalus by Burke in 1912. It belongs to the family Liparidae. It is commonly known as bighead snailfish. It is found in Salt water and its distribution is North Pacific: eastern Bering Sea and western Aleutian Islands [South Korean record questionable].
Species   megacephalus
AuthorWI   Burke [C. V.]
AuthorNI   Burke
Qualification   ---
Year   1912
Status   Valid
Class   Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order   Scorpaeniformes Scorpaeniformes
Family   Liparidae
Subfamily   --- ---
Genus   Liparis
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Scorpaeniformes
Family   Liparidae
Genus   Liparis
Original Name   Cyclogaster        
Taxon Name   megacephalus
Original Combination   Cyclogaster megacephalus
Original Genus   Cyclogaster
Original Genus Species   Cyclogaster megacephalus
OriginalSubGenus   Cyclogaster
Original Author   Burke
Original AuthorWI   Burke [C. V.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1912
Original Family   Liparidae
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Eastern Bering Sea, 60°06'00"N, 171°25'00"W, Albatross station 3519, depth 37 fathoms.
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   USNM 53791
Page   569

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Liparis megacephalus
Current Species   megacephalus
Current Genus   Liparis
Current AuthorWI   Burke [C. V.]
Current AuthorNI   Burke
Current Year   1912
Current Family   Liparidae
Current Subfamily   --- ---

Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Depth Range   From 0 to 68 meters.
   
Distribution   North Pacific: eastern Bering Sea and western Aleutian Islands [South Korean record questionable].

Current Summary   Valid as Liparis megacephalus  (Burke 1912). Liparidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Liparis megacephalus  (Burke 1912) -- (Kim et al. 1993:25 [ref. 22288], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:591 [ref. 25968], Youn 2002:279, 585 [ref. 26218], Chernova et al. 2004:26 [ref. 27592], Nelson et al. 2004:125 [ref. 27807], Chernova 2008:841 [ref. 30236], Page et al. 2013:128 [ref. 32708]).

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adiastolus Liparis adiastolus Stein [D. L.], Bond [C. E.] & Misitano [D.] 2003Valid
agassizi Liparis agassizi Putnam [F. W.] 1874Spelling
agassizii Liparis agassizii Putnam [F. W.] 1874Valid
alboventer Liparis alboventer (Krasyukova [Z. V.] 1984)Valid
alboventer Liparis alboventer Schmidt [P. Yu.] in Lindberg 1959Not available
annulatus Liparis annulatus Collett [R.] 1879Synonym
antarctica Liparis antarctica Putnam [F. W.] 1874Synonym
antarctica falklandica Liparis antarctica falklandica Lönnberg [E.] 1905Synonym
antarcticus Liparis antarcticus Putnam [F. W.] 1874Valid
arctica Liparis arctica Gill [T. N.] 1864Synonym
atlanticus Liparis atlanticus (Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1898)Valid
barbatus Liparis barbatus Ekström [C. U.] 1833Valid
bathyarcticus Liparis bathyarcticus Parr [A. E.] 1931Valid
bathybii Liparis (Paraliparis) bathybii Collett [R.] 1879Synonym
beringiana Liparis beringiana (Gilbert [C. H.] & Burke [C. V.] 1912)Spelling
beringianus Liparis beringianus (Gilbert [C. H.] & Burke [C. V.] 1912)Synonym
bikunin Liparis bikunin Matsubara [K.] & Iwai [T.] 1954Valid
brashnikovi Liparis brashnikovi Soldatov [V. K.] in Soldatov & Lindberg 1930Valid
brevicaudus Liparis brevicaudus Mori [T.] 1956Synonym
bristolense Liparis bristolense (Burke [C. V.] 1912)Spelling
bristolensis Liparis bristolensis (Burke [C. V.] 1912)Valid
burkei Liparis burkei (Jordan [D. S.] & Thompson [W. F.] 1914)Valid
callyodon Liparis callyodon (Pallas [P. S.] 1814)Valid
catharus Liparis catharus Vogt [K. D.] 1973Valid
chefuensis Liparis chefuensis Wu [H.-W.] & Wang [K.-F.] 1933Valid
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