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Lophotus lacepede


Lophotus lacepede was originally described as Lophotus lacepede by Giorna in 1809. It belongs to the family Lophotidae. It is commonly known as Crested oarfish but has many other common names such as Unicorn ribbonfish in Australia, crestfish in USA (contiguous states), Kuifvis in South Africa, Lophotes in France, Cordunita in Spain. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   lacepede
AuthorWI   Giorna [M. E.]
AuthorNI   Giorna
Qualification   ---
Year   1809
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Lampriformes Lampriformes
Family   Lophotidae
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Genus   Lophotus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Lampriformes
Family   Lophotidae
Genus   Lophotus
Original Name   Lophotus        
Taxon Name   lacepede
Original Combination   Lophotus lacepede
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Lophotus lacepede
OriginalSubGenus   Lophotus
Original Author   Giorna
Original AuthorWI   Giorna [M. E.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1809
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Journal   Mem. Acad. Imp. Sci. Lit. Beaux-arts., Turin
Citation   v. 9 (pt 1)
Page   179, 180
Illustrations   Pl. 2 (fig. 1)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Lophotus lacepede
Current Species   lacepede
Current Genus Lophotus
Current AuthorWI Giorna [M. E.]
Current AuthorNI   Giorna
Current Year   1809
Current Family Lophotidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes A rare (Ref. 4165), oceanic, mesopelagic species. Occasionally stranded in shallow water (Ref. 9563). Capable of discharging a black ink from an ink-sac in the cloaca when alarmed. Feeds on fishes (anchovies) and squids (Ref. 6740). Found in stomachs of tunas (Ref. 2850).

Current Summary   Valid as Lophotus lacepede  Giorna 1809. Lophotidae.
Name History   •Wrongly valid as Lophotus lacepedei [sic] Bosc 1817 -- (Palmer 1973:334 [ref. 7195], Palmer in Whitehead et al. 1986:734 [ref. 13676], Robins & Ray 1986:118 [ref. 23100], Quiniou & Quéro 1990:646 [ref. 17473], Gomon et al. 1994:430 [ref. 22532], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:27 [ref. 36649]). •Valid as Lophotus lacepede Giorna 1809 [sometimes as Bosc 1817] -- (Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:120 [ref. 9277], Heemstra 1986:403 [ref. 5660], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:684 [ref. 23897], Olney 1999:1971 [ref. 24751], Olney in Randall & Lim 2000:594 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:26 [ref. 25847], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:47 [ref. 26753], Figueiredo et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:57 [ref. 27192], Olney 2003:955 [ref. 27007], Nelson et al. 2004:89 [ref. 27807], Mundy 2005:236 [ref. 28379] with author as Bosc, Craig et al. 2004:63 [ref. 28412], Tripepi et al. 2004:S150 [ref. 28446] as lacepedei, Fricke et al. 2007:61 [ref. 29533], Dulĉić & Soldo 2008:93 [ref. 30483], Bray 2008:298 [ref. 30620], Fricke et al. 2009:26 [ref. 30213], Roberts 2012:55 [ref. 32187], Page et al. 2013:90 [ref. 32708], Olney 2016:1936 [ref. 34579], Carneiro et al. 2019:127 [ref. 37250], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:93 [ref. 36864], Yapici 2019:15 [ref. 36891]).

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capellei Lophotus capellei Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] (ex Bürger) 1845Valid
cepedianus Lophotus cepedianus Cloquet [H.] 1823Synonym
cepedii Lophotus cepedii Goldfuss [G. A.] 1820Synonym
cristatus Lophotus cristatus Johnson [J. Y.] 1863Synonym
guntheri Lophotus guntheri Johnston [R. M.] 1883Synonym
lacepedei Lophotus lacepedei Giorna [M. E.] 1809Synonym
machadoi Lophotus machadoi Miranda Ribeiro [A. de] 1927Valid
peregrinus Lophotus peregrinus (Rafinesque [C. S.] 1814)Synonym
siculus Lophotus siculus (Swainson [W.] 1839)No types known
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