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Melichthys piceus

(Poey 1863)

Melichthys piceus was originally described as Balistes piceus by Poey in 1863. It belongs to the family Balistidae. It is found in Salt water.
Species   piceus
AuthorWI   Poey [F.]
AuthorNI   Poey
Qualification   ---
Year   1863
Status   Synonym
Class   Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order   Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontiformes
Family   Balistidae
Subfamily   --- ---
Genus   Melichthys
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Tetraodontiformes
Family   Balistidae
Genus   Melichthys
Original Name   Balistes        
Taxon Name   piceus
Original Combination   Balistes piceus
Original Genus   Balistes
Original Genus Species   Balistes piceus
OriginalSubGenus   Balistes
Original Author   Poey
Original AuthorWI   Poey [F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1863
Original Family   Balistidae
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Havana, Cuba. Poey specimens and/or.
Primary Code   ---
Page   180

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Melichthys niger
Current Species   niger
Current Genus   Melichthys
Current AuthorWI   Bloch [M. E.]
Current AuthorNI   Bloch
Current Year   1786
Current Family   Balistidae
Current Subfamily   --- ---

Water   Salt water
Distribution   ---

Current Summary   Synonym of Melichthys niger  (Bloch 1786). Balistidae.
Name History   • Synonym of Melichthys niger  (Bloch 1786) -- (Berry & Baldwin 1966:447 [ref. 20607], Moore 1967:693 [ref. 22820], Harmelin-Vivien & Quéro 1990:1059 [ref. 19527], Randall 2005:623 [ref. 28239], Randall 2007:470 [ref. 30952]).

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bispinosus Melichthys bispinosus Gilbert [C. H.] 1890Synonym
erythropterus Melichthys erythropterus (Fowler [H. W.] 1946)Synonym
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
sillone Melichthys sillone (Le Danois [Y.] 1961)Synonym
vidua Melichthys vidua (Richardson [J.] (ex Solander) 1845)Valid
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