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Opistognathus melachasme


Opistognathus melachasme was originally described as Opistognathus melachasme by Smith-Vaniz in 1972. It belongs to the family Opistognathidae. It is commonly known as Yellowmouth jawfish and is known megabocón in USA (contiguous states), Yellowmouth jawfish in USA (contiguous states), megamouth jawfish in USA (contiguous states). more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   melachasme
AuthorWI   Smith-Vaniz [W. F.]
AuthorNI   Smith-Vaniz
Qualification   ---
Year   1972
Status   Valid
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Family   Opistognathidae
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Genus   Opistognathus
Subgenus   ---

Family   Opistognathidae
Genus   Opistognathus
Original Name   Opistognathus        
Taxon Name   melachasme
Original Combination   Opistognathus melachasme
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Opistognathus melachasme
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°07'N, 86°21'W, depth 155-205 meters.
Types   Paratypes: UF 228548 [ex UMML 28548] (1), USNM 37462 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:135 [ref. 13621].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   ANSP 114763
Journal   Copeia
Citation   1972 (no. 1)
Page   50
Illustrations   Figs. 3-4

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Opistognathus melachasme
Current Species   melachasme
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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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Inhabits deep water.
Depth Range From 146 to 275 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Opistognathus melachasme  Smith-Vaniz 1972. Opistognathidae.
Name History   •Valid as Opistognathus melachasme Smith-Vaniz 1972 -- (Robins & Ray 1986:217 [ref. 23100], Smith-Vaniz 1997:1085 [ref. 22985], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:158 [ref. 27754], Smith-Vaniz 2003:1378 [ref. 27083], Nelson et al. 2004:130 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:207 [ref. 28815], Page et al. 2013:134 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz 2017:55 [ref. 35243]).

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galapagensis Opistognathus galapagensis Allen [G. R.] & Robertson [D. R.] 1991Valid
gilberti Opistognathus gilberti Böhlke [J. E.] 1967Valid
higmani Opistognathus higmani (Mead [G. W.] 1959)Synonym
hongkongiensis Opistognathus hongkongiensis Chan [W. L.] 1968Valid
hopkinsi Opistognathus hopkinsi (Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1902)Valid
inornatus Opistognathus inornatus Ramsay [E. P.] & Ogilby [J. D.] 1887Valid
iyonis Opistognathus iyonis (Jordan [D. S.] & Thompson [W. F.] 1913)Valid
jacksiensis Opistognathus jacksiensis Macleay [W.] 1881Synonym
jacksoniensis Opistognathus jacksoniensis Macleay [W.] 1881Valid
latitabunda Opistognathus latitabunda (Whitley [G. P.] 1937)Synonym
latitabundus Opistognathus latitabundus (Whitley [G. P.] 1937)Valid
leprocarus Opistognathus leprocarus Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 1997Valid
liturus Opistognathus liturus Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] & Yoshino [T.] 1985Valid
lonchurus Opistognathus lonchurus Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1882Valid
longinaris Opistognathus longinaris Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 2010Valid
macrognathus Opistognathus macrognathus Poey [F.] 1860Valid
macrolepis Opistognathus macrolepis Peters [W. C. H.] 1866Valid
macrops Opistognathus macrops (Poey [F.] 1860)Synonym
macrostomus Opistognathus macrostomus Smith [J. L. B.] 1935Synonym
margaretae Opistognathus margaretae Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 1983Valid
maxillosus Opistognathus maxillosus Poey [F.] 1860Valid
megalepis Opistognathus megalepis Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 1972Valid
megastoma Opistognathus megastoma Günther [A.] 1860Synonym
mexicanus Opistognathus mexicanus Allen [G. R.] & Robertson [D. R.] 1991Synonym
muscatensis Opistognathus muscatensis Boulenger [G. A.] 1888Valid
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