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Mallotus villosus

(Müller 1776)

Mallotus villosus was originally described as Clupea villosus by Müller in 1776. It belongs to the family Osmeridae. It is commonly known as Capelin but has many other common names such as in USA (contiguous states) as capelin, in Japan as Karafuto-shishamo, in Alaska as Anmugrun, in British Columbia as Capelin, in Canada as Qulilirraq. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Circumpolar in Northern Hemisphere [when treated as one species].
Species   villosus
AuthorWI   Müller [O. F.]
AuthorNI   Müller
Qualification   (ex Olafsen)
Year   1776
Status   Valid
Class   Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order   Osmeriformes Osmeriformes
Family   Osmeridae
Subfamily   --- ---
Genus   Mallotus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Osmeriformes
Family   Osmeridae
Genus   Mallotus
Original Name   Clupea        
Taxon Name   villosa
Original Combination   Clupea villosa
Original Genus   Clupea
Original Genus Species   Clupea villosa
OriginalSubGenus   Clupea
Original Author   Müller
Original AuthorWI   Müller [O. F.]
Original Qualification   (ex Olafsen)
Original Year   1776
Original Family   Clupeidae
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Iceland.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Page   50

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Mallotus villosus
Current Species   villosus
Current Genus   Mallotus
Current AuthorWI   Fabricius [O.]
Current AuthorNI   Fabricius
Current Year   1776
Current Family   Osmeridae
Current Subfamily   --- ---

Habitat   pelagic        
Water   Salt water
Depth Range   From 0 to 300 meters.
Distribution   Circumpolar in Northern Hemisphere [when treated as one species].

Current Summary   Valid as Mallotus villosus  (Müller 1776). Osmeridae.
Name History   • Valid as Mallotus villosus  (Müller 1776) -- (Berg 1948:451 [ref. 12882], McAllister 1963:38 [ref. 8075], Kljukanov & McAllister 1973:159 [ref. 7178], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:81 [ref. 9277], McAllister in Whitehead et al. 1984:400 [ref. 13675], Uyeno in Masuda et al. 1984:33 [ref. 6441], Robins & Ray 1986:77 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:145 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:77 [ref. 14674], Nielsen & Schwägermann in Okamura et al. 1995:87 [ref. 22531], Zhu 1995:13 [ref. 25213], Chereshnev 1996:602 [ref. 24659], Reshetnikov et al. 1997:733 [ref. 24702], Dorofeeva 1998:51 [ref. 23573], Nakabo 2000:295 [ref. 25086], Sheiko & Fedorov 2000:19 [ref. 25650], Pietsch et al. 2001:141 [ref. 25688], Nakabo 2002:295 [ref. 26001], Klein-MacPhee in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:163 [ref. 26158], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:171 [ref. 25968], Youn 2002:190, 527 [ref. 26218] as villosa, Nelson et al. 2004:85 [ref. 27807], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:128 [ref. 28183], Møller et al. 2010:27 [ref. 31169], Mecklenburg et al. 2011:118 [ref. 31212] with comments, Page et al. 2013:86 [ref. 32708], Dolgov 2013:915 [ref. 33112]).

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arcticus Mallotus arcticus (Fabricius [O.] 1780)Synonym
catervarius Mallotus catervarius (Pennant [T.] 1784)Valid
elongatus Mallotus elongatus Mori [T.] 1930Synonym
groenlandicus Mallotus groenlandicus (Bloch [M. E.] 1794)Synonym
lodde Mallotus lodde (Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1803)Synonym
lodna Mallotus lodna (Hermann [J.] (ex Olafsen & Povelsen) 1804)Synonym
microdon Mallotus microdon (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1848)Synonym
socialis Mallotus socialis (Pallas [P. S.] 1814)Synonym
squamosa Mallotus squamosa (Chapman [W. M.] 1939)Synonym
villosus catervarius Mallotus villosus catervarius (Pennant [T.] 1784)Valid
villosus socialis Mallotus villosus socialis (Pallas [P. S.] 1814)Synonym
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