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Optivus elongatus

(Günther 1859)
  

Optivus elongatus was originally described as Trachichthys elongatus by Günther in 1859. It belongs to the family Trachichthyidae. It is commonly known as Slender roughy and is known in USA (contiguous states) as Violet roughy, in New Zealand as Slender roughy. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is New Zealand.
Species   elongatus
AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
AuthorNI   Günther
Qualification   ---
Year   1859
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Trachichthyiformes Trachichthyiformes
Family   Trachichthyidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Optivus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Trachichthyiformes
Family   Trachichthyidae
Genus   Optivus
Original Name   Trachichthys        
Taxon Name   elongatus
Original Combination   Trachichthys elongatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Trachichthys elongatus
OriginalSubGenus   Trachichthys
Original Author   Günther
Original AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1859
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   New Zealand.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   BMNH 1850.12.3.1
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SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Optivus elongatus
Current Species   elongatus
Current Genus   Optivus
Current AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Günther
Current Year   1859
Current Family   Trachichthyidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   bathypelagic        
Water   Salt water
   
Distribution   New Zealand.

Current Summary   Valid as Optivus elongatus  (Günther 1859). Trachichthyidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Optivus elongatus  (Günther 1859) -- (Paulin et al. 1989:152 [ref. 24556], Paulin & Roberts 1992:134 [ref. 24625], Kuiter 1993:72 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:159 [ref. 25479], Kotlyar 1996:180 [ref. 23292], Kuiter 1997:58 [ref. 25488], Johnson 1999:725 [ref. 25471], Gomon 2004:173 [ref. 27786], Gomon 2008:426 [ref. 30616]).

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agastos Optivus agastos Gomon [M. F.] 2004Valid
agrammus Optivus agrammus Gomon [M. F.] 2004Valid
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