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Ophicephalus melasoma


Ophicephalus melasoma was originally described as Ophicephalus melasoma by Bleeker in 1851. It belongs to the family Channidae. It is found in Fresh water.
Species   melasoma
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1851
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Anabantiformes Anabantiformes
Family   Channidae
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Genus   Ophicephalus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Anabantiformes
Family   Channidae
Genus   Ophicephalus
Original Name   Ophicephalus        
Taxon Name   melasoma
Original Combination   Ophicephalus melasoma
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Ophicephalus melasoma
OriginalSubGenus   Ophicephalus
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1851
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Sambas, western Borneo, Indonesia.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   whereabouts unknown
Journal   Natuurkd. Tijdschr. Neder. Indië
Citation   v. 2
Page   424

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Channa melasoma
Current Species melasoma
Current Genus Channa
Current AuthorWI Bleeker [P.]
Current AuthorNI Bleeker
Current Year 1851
Current Family Channidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Freshwater.        
Water Fresh water

Current Summary   Synonym of Channa melasoma  (Bleeker 1851). Channidae.
Name History   •Valid as Channa melasoma (Bleeker 1851) -- (Roberts 1989:170 [ref. 6439], Vierke 1991:20 [ref. 16625], Kottelat et al. 1993:166 [ref. 23448], Lee et al. 1994:61 [ref. 23558], Kottelat & Lim 1995:249 [ref. 23210], Rainboth 1996:219 [ref. 22772], Musikasinthorn 2000:32 [ref. 24480], Kottelat 2001:63 [ref. 25482], Courtenay & Williams 2004:91 [ref. 27545], Grinang & Lim 2004:293 [ref. 28551], Tan & Ng 2005:134 [ref. 28283], Kottelat 2013:461 [ref. 32989], Ng et al. 2019:536 [ref. 36606], Rüber et al. 2019:[4] [ref. 36913]).

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argus Ophicephalus argus Cantor [T. E.] 1842Synonym
argus warpachowskii Ophicephalus argus warpachowskii Berg [L. S.] 1909Synonym
aspilotus Ophicephalus aspilotus Sauvage [H.-E.] & Dabry de Thiersant [P.] 1874Synonym
bivittatus Ophicephalus bivittatus Bleeker [P.] 1845Synonym
coramota Ophicephalus coramota Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Synonym
cyanospilos Ophicephalus cyanospilos Bleeker [P.] 1853Synonym
fasciatus Ophicephalus fasciatus Dabry de Thiersant [P.] 1872No types known
fuscus Ophicephalus fuscus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Synonym
gachua Ophicephalus gachua Hamilton [F.] 1822Synonym
grandinosus Ophicephalus grandinosus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Synonym
guntheri Ophicephalus guntheri Sauvage [H.-E.] & Dabry de Thiersant [P.] 1874Synonym
heterolepis Ophicephalus heterolepis Sauvage [H.-E.] 1879In family
indicus Ophicephalus indicus McClelland [J.] in McClelland 1842Synonym
iris Ophicephalus iris Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Uncertain
jovis Ophicephalus jovis Richardson [J.] 1846Uncertain
karruwey Ophicephalus karruwey Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1801Synonym
leucopunctatus Ophicephalus leucopunctatus Sykes [W. H.] 1839Synonym
limbata Channa limbata Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Valid
limbatus Ophicephalus limbatus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Synonym
lucius Ophicephalus lucius Cuvier [G.] (ex Kuhl & van Hasselt) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Synonym
marginatus Ophicephalus marginatus Cuvier [G.] 1829Synonym
marulioides Ophicephalus marulioides Bleeker [P.] 1851Synonym
marulius Ophicephalus marulius Hamilton [F.] 1822Synonym
melanopterus Ophicephalus melanopterus Bleeker [P.] 1855Synonym
micropeltes Ophicephalus micropeltes Cuvier [G.] (ex Kuhl & van Hasselt) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Synonym
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