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Neoglyphidodon melas

(Valenciennes 1830)

Neoglyphidodon melas was originally described as Glyphisodon melas by Valenciennes in 1830. It belongs to the family Pomacentridae. It is commonly known as Bowtie damselfish but has many other common names such as Black damsel in Australia, Royal damsel in USA, Kuro-suzumedai in Japan, Black damsel in Papua New Guinea, Zulu damsel in South Africa, Zoeloe-nooientjie in South Africa. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   melas
AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
AuthorNI   Valenciennes
Qualification   (ex Kuhl & van Hasselt) in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Year   1830
Status   Valid
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Family   Pomacentridae
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Genus   Neoglyphidodon
Subgenus   ---

Family   Pomacentridae
Genus   Neoglyphidodon
Original Name   Glyphisodon        
Taxon Name   melas
Original Combination   Glyphisodon melas
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Glyphisodon melas
OriginalSubGenus   Glyphisodon
Original Author   Valenciennes
Original AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
Original Qualification   (ex Kuhl & van Hasselt) in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Original Year   1830
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Java, Indonesia.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1978:34 [ref. 20862] and note on authorship.
Primary Code   ---
Page   472

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Neoglyphidodon melas
Current Species melas
Current Genus Neoglyphidodon
Current AuthorWI Valenciennes [A.]
Current AuthorNI Valenciennes
Current Year 1830
Current Family Pomacentridae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Black damsel.
See also Paraglyphidodon as both Genus are used. Red Sea to Solomon Is. &
Vanuata, n. to Ryuk., s. to North Australia. Attains 18 cm. Depth 1-5 m. A distinctive
jet black fish, juveniles white to light grey with yellow on upper part of head and body
and upper and lower margins of caudal fin. Inhabits coral reefs in close proximity to
soft coral and has been observed to eat soft coral.
Depth Range From 1 to 12 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Neoglyphidodon melas  (Valenciennes 1830). Pomacentridae.
Name History   •Valid as Paraglyphidodon melas (Valenciennes 1830) -- (Dor 1984:185 [ref. 29757], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:198 [ref. 6441], Allen 1986:679 [ref. 5631], Allen & Swainston 1988:102 [ref. 25477], Goren & Dor 1994:50 [ref. 25356]). •Valid as Neoglyphidodon melas (Valenciennes 1830) -- (Randall et al. 1990:271 [ref. 15987], Allen 1991:246 [ref. 19344], Allen 1997:160 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:364 [ref. 23967], Kuiter 1997:254 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:271 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:183 [ref. 23965], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:627 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:941 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:110 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:267 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:37 [ref. 25847], Allen 2001:3344 [ref. 26132], Nakabo 2002:941 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:46 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S113 [ref. 27377], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:137 [ref. 27510], Adrim et al. 2004:123 [ref. 27715], Allen et al. 2006:1458 [ref. 29090], Fricke et al. 2009:80 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:153 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:603 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:171 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:377 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:120 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:70 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:269 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:115 [ref. 36273], Imamura in Kimura et al. 2018:215 [ref. 36460], Fricke et al. 2019:216 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:86 [ref. 36871]).

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behnii Neoglyphidodon behnii (Bleeker [P.] 1847)Synonym
bitaeniatus Neoglyphidodon bitaeniatus (Fowler [H. W.] & Bean [B. A.] 1928)Synonym
bonang Neoglyphidodon bonang (Bleeker [P.] 1852)Valid
carlsoni Neoglyphidodon carlsoni (Allen [G. R.] 1975)Valid
coracinus Neoglyphidodon coracinus (Seale [A.] 1910)Synonym
crossi Neoglyphidodon crossi Allen [G. R.] 1991Valid
filifer Neoglyphidodon filifer (Weber [M.] 1913)Synonym
mitratus Neoglyphidodon mitratus Allen [G. R.] & Erdmann [M. V.] 2012Valid
nigroris Neoglyphidodon nigroris (Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)Valid
oxyodon Neoglyphidodon oxyodon (Bleeker [P.] 1858)Valid
polyacanthus Neoglyphidodon polyacanthus (Ogilby [J. D.] 1889)Valid
rhomaleus Neoglyphidodon rhomaleus (Snyder [J. O.] 1911)Synonym
thoracotaeniatus Neoglyphidodon thoracotaeniatus (Fowler [H. W.] & Bean [B. A.] 1928)Valid
violaceus Neoglyphidodon violaceus (Brevoort [J. C.] 1856)Synonym
xanthonotus Neoglyphidodon xanthonotus (Bleeker [P.] 1859)Synonym
xanthurus Neoglyphidodon xanthurus (Bleeker [P.] 1853)Synonym
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