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Opisthopterus tardoore

(Cuvier 1829)

Opisthopterus tardoore was originally described as Pristigaster tardoore by Cuvier in 1829. It belongs to the family Pristigasteridae and subfamily Pristigasterinae. It is commonly known as Tardoore but has many other common names such as Indian shad in Papua New Guinea, Poisson-papier tarture in France, Bak lak kai in Malaysia, Tardoore in Myanmar, Tardora in Poland. more common names It is found in Brackish and Salt water and its distribution is Indo-West Pacific.
Species   tardoore
AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
AuthorNI   Cuvier
Qualification   ---
Year   1829
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Clupeiformes Clupeiformes
Family   Pristigasteridae
Pristigasterinae Pristigasterinae
Genus   Opisthopterus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Clupeiformes
Family   Pristigasteridae
Subfamily   Pristigasterinae
Genus   Opisthopterus
Original Name   Pristigaster        
Taxon Name   tardoore
Original Combination   Pristigaster tardoore
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Pristigaster tardoore
OriginalSubGenus   Pristigaster
Original Author   Cuvier
Original AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1829
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Pristigasterinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Puducherry, India.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bertin 1940:294 [ref. 293], Whitehead & Bauchot 1985:25 [ref. 9739].
Primary Code   Neotype
Primary Type   MNHN 0000-1688
Page   321

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Opisthopterus tardoore
Current Species   tardoore
Current Genus Opisthopterus
Current AuthorWI Swainson [W.]
Current AuthorNI   Swainson
Current Year   1829
Current Family Pristigasteridae
Current Subfamily
Pristigasterinae Pristigasterinae

Habitat pelagic        
Water Brackish and Salt water
Distribution Indo-West Pacific.

Current Summary   Valid as Opisthopterus tardoore  (Cuvier 1829). Pristigasteridae.
Name History   • Valid as Opisthopterus tardoore  (Cuvier 1829) -- (Whitehead & Bauchot 1985:25 [ref. 9739], Whitehead 1985:294 [ref. 5141], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:123 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:19 [ref. 23448], Krishnan & Mishra 1993:213 [ref. 24016], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:121 [ref. 27969], Rainboth 1996:63 [ref. 22772], Randall 1995:69 [ref. 22896], Munroe et al. 1999:1767 [ref. 24728], Mishra & Srinivasan 1999:237 [ref. 24754], Munroe & Nizinski in Randall & Lim 2000:587 [ref. 25122], Zhang 2001:117 [ref. 26586], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S96 [ref. 27377], Khan 2003:7 [ref. 27710], Kottelat 2013:51 [ref. 32989]).

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argenteus Opisthopterus argenteus (Günther [A.] 1867)Synonym
dovi Opisthopterus dovi (Günther [A.] 1868)Spelling
dovii Opisthopterus dovii (Günther [A.] 1868)Valid
effulgens Opisthopterus effulgens (Regan [C. T.] 1903)Valid
elongata Opisthopterus elongata (Swainson [W.] 1838)Synonym
equatorialis Opisthopterus equatorialis Hildebrand [S. F.] 1946Valid
equitorialis Opisthopterus equitorialis Hildebrand [S. F.] 1946Spelling
indicus Opisthopterus indicus (Swainson [W.] 1839)Synonym
macrognathus Opisthopterus macrognathus Bleeker [P.] 1866Synonym
macrops Opisthopterus macrops (Günther [A.] 1867)Valid
tartoor Opisthopterus tartoor (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847)Synonym
tartur Opisthopterus tartur Zugmayer [E.] 1913Not available
valenciennesi Opisthopterus valenciennesi Bleeker [P.] 1872Valid
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