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Opistognathus megalepis

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Opistognathus megalepis was originally described as Opistognathus megalepis by Smith-Vaniz in 1972. It belongs to the family Opistognathidae. It is commonly known as largescale jawfish and is known in USA (contiguous states) as largescale jawfish, in USA (contiguous states) as bocón escamón. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western Atlantic.
Species   megalepis
AuthorWI   Smith-Vaniz [W. F.]
AuthorNI   Smith-Vaniz
Qualification   ---
Year   1972
Status   Valid
Class  
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Order  
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Family   Opistognathidae
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Genus   Opistognathus
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Family   Opistognathidae
Genus   Opistognathus
Original Name   Opistognathus        
Taxon Name   megalepis
Original Combination   Opistognathus megalepis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Opistognathus megalepis
OriginalSubGenus   Opistognathus
Original Author   Smith-Vaniz
Original AuthorWI   Smith-Vaniz [W. F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1972
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Arrowsmith Bank off Yucatán, 21°05'N, 86°23'W, depth 146-265 meters.
Types   Paratypes: ANSP 116370 (1); UF 220955 [ex UMML 20955] (2 or 3), 229148 [ex UMML 29148] (1); USNM 205549 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:135 [ref. 13621].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   ANSP 114764
Journal   Copeia
Citation   1972 (no. 1)
Page   48
Illustrations   Figs. 1-2

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

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Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Opistognathus megalepis
Current Species   megalepis
Current Genus   Opistognathus
Current AuthorWI   Smith-Vaniz [W. F.]
Current AuthorNI   Smith-Vaniz
Current Year   1972
Current Family   Opistognathidae
Current Subfamily  
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Water   Salt water
   
Distribution   Western Atlantic.

Current Summary   Valid as Opistognathus megalepis  Smith-Vaniz 1972. Opistognathidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Opistognathus megalepis  Smith-Vaniz 1972 -- (Smith-Vaniz 1997:1075 [ref. 22985], Smith-Vaniz 2003:1378 [ref. 27083], Nelson et al. 2004:130 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:134 [ref. 32708]).

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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
aurifrons Opistognathus aurifrons (Jordan [D. S.] & Thompson [J. C.] 1905)Valid
brasiliensis Opistognathus brasiliensis Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 1997Valid
brochus Opistognathus brochus Bussing [W. A.] & Lavenberg [R. J.] 2003Valid
castelnaui Opistognathus castelnaui Bleeker [P.] 1860Valid
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
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