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Malacoctenus erdmani
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Malacoctenus erdmani


Malacoctenus erdmani was originally described as Malacoctenus erdmani by Smith in 1957. It belongs to the family Labrisomidae. It is commonly known as Imitator blenny and is known imitator blenny in USA, Imitator blenny in Bahamas, Sapito imitador in Cuba. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   erdmani
AuthorWI   Smith [C. L.]
AuthorNI   Smith
Qualification   ---
Year   1957
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Blenniiformes Blenniiformes
Family   Labrisomidae
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Genus   Malacoctenus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Blenniiformes
Family   Labrisomidae
Genus   Malacoctenus
Original Name   Malacoctenus        
Taxon Name   erdmani
Original Combination   Malacoctenus erdmani
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Malacoctenus erdmani
OriginalSubGenus   Malacoctenus
Original Author   Smith
Original AuthorWI   Smith [C. L.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1957
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Condado Lagoon, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Types   Paratypes: UMMZ 171157 (1), 171173 (1), 171176 (1), 171183 (4), 171187 (1), 171192 (1), 171204 (1), 171207 (1), 171217 (1), 171226 (1), 171231 (2).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   UMMZ 171175
Journal   Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich.
Citation   No. 585
Page   8
Illustrations   Pl. 1 (fig. 2)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Malacoctenus erdmani
Current Species erdmani
Current Genus Malacoctenus
Current AuthorWI Smith [C. L.]
Current AuthorNI Smith
Current Year 1957
Current Family Labrisomidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Inhabits surfaces of rocks, in depressions, and among clumps of algae, among broken coral debris and rocks in only a few feet of water (Ref. 5521).

Current Summary   Valid as Malacoctenus erdmani  Smith 1957. Labrisomidae.
Name History   •Valid as Malacoctenus erdmani Smith 1957 -- (Greenfield & Johnson 1981:27 [ref. 5580], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:165 [ref. 27754], Williams 2003:1759 [ref. 27109], Smith et al. 2003:50 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:163 [ref. 27807], Patzner et al. 2009:463 [ref. 30396], Page et al. 2013:169 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:68 [ref. 33341], Wirtz 2014:18 [ref. 33594]).

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africanus Malacoctenus africanus Cadenat [J.] 1951Valid
afuerae Malacoctenus afuerae (Hildebrand [S. F.] 1946)Synonym
afuerae multipunctatus Malacoctenus afuerae multipunctatus Springer [V. G.] 1959Synonym
albipes Malacoctenus albipes (Fowler [H. W.] 1944)Synonym
albuquerquensis Malacoctenus albuquerquensis Fowler [H. W.] 1944In family
aurolineatus Malacoctenus aurolineatus Smith [C. L.] 1957Valid
biguttatus Malacoctenus biguttatus (Cope [E. D.] 1871)Synonym
boehlkei Malacoctenus boehlkei Springer [V. G.] 1959Valid
bondi Malacoctenus bondi Fowler [H. W.] 1930Synonym
brunoi Malacoctenus brunoi Guimarães [R. Z. P.], Nunan [G. W.] & Gasparini [J. L.] 2010Valid
carrowi Malacoctenus carrowi Wirtz [P.] 2014Valid
costaricanus Malacoctenus costaricanus Springer [V. G.] 1959Valid
culebrae Malacoctenus culebrae Evermann [B. W.] & Marsh [M. C.] 1899Synonym
delalandei Malacoctenus delalandei (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836)Synonym
delalandi Malacoctenus delalandi (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836)Synonym
delalandii Malacoctenus delalandii (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836)Valid
delicata Malacoctenus delicata (Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1935)Synonym
ebisui Malacoctenus ebisui Springer [V. G.] 1959Valid
gigas Malacoctenus gigas Springer [V. G.] 1959Valid
gilli Malacoctenus gilli (Steindachner [F.] 1867)Valid
hubbsi Malacoctenus hubbsi Springer [V. G.] 1959Valid
hubbsi hubbsi Malacoctenus hubbsi hubbsi Springer [V. G.] 1959Synonym
hubbsi polyporosus Malacoctenus hubbsi polyporosus Springer [V. G.] 1959Synonym
lianae Malacoctenus lianae Carvalho-Filho [A.], Almeida [D.], Britto [M. R.], Dias [R. M.] & Lima [S. M. Q.] in Carvalho-Filho, Sazima, Lima, Almeida, Mendes, Dias et al. 2020Valid
macropus Malacoctenus macropus (Poey [F.] 1868)Valid
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