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Melichthys erythropterus
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Melichthys erythropterus

(Fowler 1946)

Melichthys erythropterus was originally described as Oncobalistes erythropterus by Fowler in 1946. It belongs to the family Balistidae. It is found in Salt water.
Species   erythropterus
AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.]
AuthorNI   Fowler
Qualification   ---
Year   1946
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontiformes
Family   Balistidae
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Genus   Melichthys
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Tetraodontiformes
Family   Balistidae
Genus   Melichthys
Original Name   Oncobalistes        
Taxon Name   erythropterus
Original Combination   Oncobalistes erythropterus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Oncobalistes erythropterus
OriginalSubGenus   Oncobalistes
Original Author   Fowler
Original AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1946
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Aguni Shima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:26 [ref. 13621].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   ANSP 72087
Page   213
Illustrations   Fig. 73

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Melichthys vidua
Current Species vidua
Current Genus Melichthys
Current AuthorWI Richardson [J.]
Current AuthorNI Richardson
Current Year 1845
Current Family Balistidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water

Current Summary   Synonym of Melichthys vidua  (Richardson 1845). Balistidae.
Name History   •Synonym of Melichthys vidua (Richardson 1845) -- (Randall & Klausewitz 1973:63 [ref. 7581], Randall 2005:623 [ref. 28239], Randall 2007:471 [ref. 30952]).

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bispinosus Melichthys bispinosus Gilbert [C. H.] 1890Synonym
fuscolineatus Melichthys fuscolineatus (Seale [A.] 1901)Synonym
indicus Melichthys indicus Randall [J. E.] & Klausewitz [W.] 1973Valid
kamoharai Melichthys kamoharai (Abe [T.] 1958)Synonym
kibitar Melichthys kibitar (Montrouzier [X.] 1857)Synonym
niger Melichthys niger (Bloch [M. E.] 1786)Valid
nycteris Melichthys nycteris (Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1903)Synonym
piceus Melichthys piceus (Poey [F.] 1863)Synonym
sillone Melichthys sillone (Le Danois [Y.] 1961)Synonym
vidua Melichthys vidua (Richardson [J.] (ex Solander) 1845)Valid
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