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Macrognathus aculeatus

(Bloch 1786)

Macrognathus aculeatus was originally described as Ophidium aculeatus by Bloch in 1786. It belongs to the family Mastacembelidae. It is commonly known as Spiny eel but has many other common names such as Tara baim in Bangladesh, Pa lot in Lao, Pop. Dem. Rep., Lesser spiny eel in Myanmar, Gainchi in Nepal, Dlugonos ciernisty in Poland. more common names It is found in Fresh water.
Species   aculeatus
AuthorWI   Bloch [M. E.]
AuthorNI   Bloch
Qualification   ---
Year   1786
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Synbranchiformes Synbranchiformes
Family   Mastacembelidae
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Genus   Macrognathus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Synbranchiformes
Family   Mastacembelidae
Genus   Macrognathus
Original Name   Ophidium        
Taxon Name   aculeatum
Original Combination   Ophidium aculeatum
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Ophidium aculeatum
OriginalSubGenus   Ophidium
Original Author   Bloch
Original AuthorWI   Bloch [M. E.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1786
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Neotype locality: Kali Brantas basin, channelled stream through drained area at Campurdarat south to Tulungagung, 8°10'S, 111°20'E, Java Timur, Java, Indonesia.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Paepke 1999:98 [ref. 24282].
Primary Code   Neotype
Primary Type   ZRC 49866
Page   72 [or 261]
Illustrations   Pl. 159 (fig. 2)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Macrognathus aculeatus
Current Species aculeatus
Current Genus Macrognathus
Current AuthorWI Bloch [M. E.]
Current AuthorNI Bloch
Current Year 1786
Current Family Mastacembelidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat freshwater.        
Water Fresh water

Current Summary   Valid as Macrognathus aculeatus  (Bloch 1786). Mastacembelidae.
Name History   •Valid as Macrognathus aculeatus (Bloch 1786) -- (Shrestha 1978:41 [ref. 15970], Travers 1984:144 [ref. 5147], Roberts 1986:98 [ref. 5802], Roberts 1989:180 [ref. 6439], Ataur Rahman 1989:261 [ref. 24860], Kottelat et al. 1993:167 [ref. 23448], Kottelat & Lim 1994:189 [ref. 21379], Indra 1994:426 [ref. 24015], Banik & Choudhury 1996:580 [ref. 24736], Ng & Tan 1999:364 [ref. 24159], Rafique 2000:327 [ref. 25220], Arunkumar & Tombi Singh 2000:121 [ref. 25674], Kottelat 2001:63 [ref. 25482], Choi et al. 2003:237, 557 [ref. 26218], Ataur Rahman 2003:285 [ref. 31338], Kottelat & Widjanarti 2005:168 [ref. 28284], Pethiyagoda et al. 2008:43 [ref. 30097], Britz 2010:55 [ref. 30857], Ahmed et al. 2013:287 [ref. 32872], Kottelat 2013:311 [ref. 32989]).

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aculeata Macrognathus aculeata (Bloch [M. E.] 1786)Synonym
aculeatum Macrognathus aculeatum (Bloch [M. E.] 1786)Synonym
albus Macrognathus albus Plamoottil [M.] & Abraham [N. P.] 2014Valid
aral Macrognathus aral (Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801)Valid
armatus Macrognathus armatus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1800Synonym
aureus Macrognathus aureus Britz [R.] 2010Valid
brevirostris Macrognathus brevirostris Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854Synonym
caudatus Macrognathus caudatus McClelland [J.] in McClelland 1842Synonym
caudiocellatus Macrognathus caudiocellatus (Boulenger [G. A.] 1893)Valid
circumcinctus Macrognathus circumcinctus (Hora [S. L.] 1924)Valid
dhanashorii Macrognathus dhanashorii (Hora [S. L.] 1921)Uncertain
dorsiocellatus Macrognathus dorsiocellatus Britz [R.] 2010Valid
erythrotaenia Macrognathus erythrotaenia (Bleeker [P.] 1850)Synonym
fasciatus Macrognathus fasciatus Plamoottil [M.] & Abraham [N. P.] 2014Valid
guentheri Macrognathus guentheri (Day [F.] 1865)Valid
hamiltonii Macrognathus hamiltonii McClelland [J.] 1843Synonym
jammuensis Macrognathus jammuensis Malhotra [Y. R.] & Dutta [P. S.] 1975Synonym
keithi Macrognathus keithi (Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1940)Valid
lineatomaculatus Macrognathus lineatomaculatus Britz [R.] 2010Valid
loricatus Macrognathus loricatus Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854Synonym
maculatus Macrognathus maculatus (Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832)Valid
malabaricus Macrognathus malabaricus (Jerdon [T. C.] 1849)Synonym
meklongensis Macrognathus meklongensis Roberts [T. R.] 1986Valid
morehensis Macrognathus morehensis Arunkumar [L.] & Tombi Singh [H.] 2000Valid
obscurus Macrognathus obscurus Britz [R.] 2010Valid
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