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Opistognathus aurifrons

(Jordan & Thompson 1905)

Opistognathus aurifrons was originally described as Gnathypops aurifrons by Jordan & Thompson in 1905. It belongs to the family Opistognathidae. It is commonly known as Yellowhead jawfish but has many other common names such as yellowhead jawfish in USA (contiguous states), Yellowhead jawfish in Bahamas, Guardián cabeziamarillo in Cuba, Traganavi dorado in Venezuela. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   aurifrons
AuthorWI   Jordan [D. S.] & Thompson [J. C.]
AuthorNI   Jordan & Thompson
Qualification   ---
Year   1905
Status   Valid
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Family   Opistognathidae
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Genus   Opistognathus
Subgenus   ---

Family   Opistognathidae
Genus   Opistognathus
Original Name   Gnathypops        
Taxon Name   aurifrons
Original Combination   Gnathypops aurifrons
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Gnathypops aurifrons
OriginalSubGenus   Gnathypops
Original Author   Jordan & Thompson
Original AuthorWI   Jordan [D. S.] & Thompson [J. C.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1905
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Garden Key, Dry Tortugas, Florida, U.S.A.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:89 [ref. 12291].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   CAS-SU 8413
Page   252
Illustrations   Fig. 4 (not fig. 6)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Opistognathus aurifrons
Current Species   aurifrons
Current Genus Opistognathus
Current AuthorWI Jordan [D. S.] & Thompson [J. C.]
Current AuthorNI   Jordan & Thompson
Current Year   1905
Current Family Opistognathidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 3 to 40 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Opistognathus aurifrons  (Jordan & Thompson 1905). Opistognathidae.
Name History   •Valid as Opistognathus aurifrons (Jordan & Thompson 1905) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:216 [ref. 23100], Cervigón 1994:17 [ref. 24488], Smith-Vaniz 1997:1075 [ref. 22985], Aguilera 1998:52 [ref. 24221], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:158 [ref. 27754], Gasparini & Floeter 2001:1644 [ref. 25634] as cf. aurifrons, Collette et al. 2003:113 [ref. 26784], Smith-Vaniz 2003:1378 [ref. 27083], Smith et al. 2003:27 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:130 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:203 [ref. 28815], Page et al. 2013:134 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:43 [ref. 33341], Pinheiro et al. 2015:15 [ref. 34324] as aff. aurifrons, Robertson et al. 2016:145 [ref. 34961], Smith-Vaniz et al. 2018:118 [ref. 36264] as aff. aurifrons).

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adelus Opistognathus adelus Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 2010Valid
afer Opistognathus afer Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 2010Valid
albicaudatus Opistognathus albicaudatus Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 2011Valid
alleni Opistognathus alleni Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 2004Valid
annulatus Opistognathus annulatus Eibl-Eibesfeldt [I.] & Klausewitz [W.] 1961Valid
brasiliensis Opistognathus brasiliensis Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 1997Valid
brochus Opistognathus brochus Bussing [W. A.] & Lavenberg [R. J.] 2003Valid
castelnaui Opistognathus castelnaui Bleeker [P.] 1859Valid
chaplini Opistognathus chaplini (Fowler [H. W.] 1946)Synonym
crassus Opistognathus crassus Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 2010Valid
cuvierii Opistognathus cuvierii Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836Valid
cyanospilotus Opistognathus cyanospilotus Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 2009Valid
darwiniensis Opistognathus darwiniensis Macleay [W.] 1878Valid
decorus Opistognathus decorus Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] & Yoshino [T.] 1985Valid
dendriticus Opistognathus dendriticus (Jordan [D. S.] & Richardson [R. E.] 1908)Valid
dipharus Opistognathus dipharus Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 2010Valid
elizabethensis Opistognathus elizabethensis Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 2004Valid
ensiferus Opistognathus ensiferus Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 2016Valid
evermanni Opistognathus evermanni (Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1902)Valid
eximius Opistognathus eximius (Ogilby [J. D.] 1908)Valid
fasciatum Opistognathus fasciatum Longley [W. H.] & Hildebrand [S. F.] 1940Synonym
fasciatus Opistognathus fasciatus Chan [W. L.] 1966Synonym
fenmutis Opistognathus fenmutis Acero P. [A.] & Franke [R.] 1993Valid
fossoris Opistognathus fossoris Bussing [W. A.] & Lavenberg [R. J.] 2003Valid
galapagensis Opistognathus galapagensis Allen [G. R.] & Robertson [D. R.] 1991Valid
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