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Macroramphosus gracilis

(Lowe 1839)

Macroramphosus gracilis was originally described as Centriscus gracilis by Lowe in 1839. It belongs to the family Macroramphosidae. It is commonly known as Slender snipefish but has many other common names such as Little bellowsfish in Australia, slender snipefish in USA (contiguous states), Slender snipefish in South Africa, Tirador alargado in Cuba. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Circumglobal (including Mediterranean Sea, Hawaiian Islands).
Species   gracilis
AuthorWI   Lowe [R. T.]
AuthorNI   Lowe
Qualification   ---
Year   1839
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Syngnathiformes Syngnathiformes
Family   Macroramphosidae
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Genus   Macroramphosus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Syngnathiformes
Family   Macroramphosidae
Genus   Macroramphosus
Original Name   Centriscus        
Taxon Name   gracilis
Original Combination   Centriscus gracilis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Centriscus gracilis
OriginalSubGenus   Centriscus
Original Author   Lowe
Original AuthorWI   Lowe [R. T.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1839
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Madeira, eastern Atlantic.
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   probably lost
Page   86

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Macroramphosus gracilis
Current Species   gracilis
Current Genus Macroramphosus
Current AuthorWI Kner [R.] & Steindachner [F.]
Current AuthorNI   Kner & Steindachner
Current Year   1839
Current Family Macroramphosidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat benthopelagic        
Water Salt water
Distribution Circumglobal (including Mediterranean Sea, Hawaiian Islands).

Current Summary   Valid as Macroramphosus gracilis  (Lowe 1839). Centriscidae: Macroramphosinae.
Name History   • Synonym of Macroramphosus scolopax  (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Ehrich in Whitehead et al. 1986:627 [ref. 13676], Heemstra 1986:460 [ref. 5660], Fritzsche 1990:656 [ref. 17532], Fritzsche 2003:1229 [ref. 27045], Kuiter 2009:308 [ref. 30404]). • Valid as Macroramphosus gracilis  (Lowe 1839) [sometimes as Macrorhamphosus  ] -- (Mohr 1937:33 [ref. 15290], Wheeler 1973:273 [ref. 7190], Brethes 1979 [ref. 13850], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:128 [ref. 9277], Robins & Ray 1986:122 [ref. 23100], Ehrich in Whitehead et al. 1986:627 [ref. 13676], Paxton et al. 1989:408 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:55 [ref. 14125], Assis 1992:5 [ref. 22786], Boschung 1992:93 [ref. 23239], Assis 1993:399 [ref. 22787], Gomon et al. 1994:438 [ref. 22532], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:1042 [ref. 23897], Uiblein et al. 1999:64 [ref. 24045], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:194 [ref. 25013], Bilecenoglu et al. 2002:176 [ref. 26753], Matthiessen et al. 2003:63 [ref. 26790], Nelson et al. 2004:112 [ref. 27807], Miyazaki et al. 2004:256 [ref. 28044], Mundy 2005:322 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:853 [ref. 28994], Bilecenoglu 2006:58 [ref. 28825], Fricke et al. 2007:75 [ref. 29533], Dyer & Westneat 2010:602 [ref. 31446], Page et al. 2013:115 [ref. 32708]).

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cornutus Macroramphosus cornutus (Forsskål [P. S.] 1775)Synonym
elevatus Macroramphosus elevatus (Waite [E. R.] 1899)Synonym
gallinago Macroramphosus gallinago (Ogilby [J. D.] 1908)Synonym
lancifer Macroramphosus lancifer (Ogilby [J. D.] 1910)Synonym
molleri Macroramphosus molleri (Whitley [G. P.] 1930)Synonym
robustus Macroramphosus robustus (Ogilby [J. D.] 1910)Synonym
scolopax Macroramphosus scolopax (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
velitaris Macroramphosus velitaris (Pallas [P. S.] 1770)Synonym
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