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Pegasus volitans was originally described as Pegasus volitans by Linnaeus in 1758. It belongs to the family Pegasidae. It is commonly known as Longtail seamouth but has many other common names such as Slender seamoth in Australia, Tenguno-otoshigo in Japan, Winged dragonfish in Papua New Guinea, Langstert-seemot in South Africa, Belalang karang in Malaysia. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   volitans
AuthorWI   Linnaeus [C.]
AuthorNI   Linnaeus
Qualification   ---
Year   1758
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Syngnathiformes Syngnathiformes
Family   Pegasidae
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Genus   Pegasus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Syngnathiformes
Family   Pegasidae
Genus   Pegasus
Original Name   Pegasus        
Taxon Name   volitans
Original Combination   Pegasus volitans
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Pegasus volitans
OriginalSubGenus   Pegasus
Original Author   Linnaeus
Original AuthorWI   Linnaeus [C.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1758
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Several localities.
Types   Syntypes: NRM 30 (1) India, ZMUC P8430 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Fernholm & Wheeler 1983:237-238 [ref. 20707]. Type information: Wheeler 1989:216-217, Fig. 3B [ref. 21873].
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Systema Nat. ed. 10
Citation   v. 1
Page   338

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Pegasus volitans
Current Species volitans
Current Genus Pegasus
Current AuthorWI Linnaeus [C.]
Current AuthorNI Linnaeus
Current Year 1758
Current Family Pegasidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes A rare species (Ref. 4264) collected from muddy and sandy bottoms of estuaries and bays. Known to 'walk' over the bottom using its tentacular pelvic fins.
Depth Range From 1 to 73 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Pegasus volitans  Linnaeus 1758. Pegasidae.
Name History   •Valid as Pegasus volitans Linnaeus 1758 -- (Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:90 [ref. 6441], Smith 1986:443 [ref. 5712], Allen & Swainston 1988:44 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:434 [ref. 12442], Palsson & Pietsch 1989:25 [ref. 13536], Kuiter 1993:99 [ref. 23929], Randall 1995:98 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:583 [ref. 27969], Lindberg et al. 1997:251 [ref. 23547], Allen 1997:70 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:132 [ref. 23922], Kuiter 1997:68 [ref. 25488], Pietsch & Palsson 1999:2262 [ref. 24792], Johnson 1999:727 [ref. 25471], Nakabo 2000:515 [ref. 25086], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:603 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:29 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:515 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:27 [ref. 26830], Paxton et al. 2006:806 [ref. 28995], Kuiter 2009:319 [ref. 30404], Allen & Erdmann 2012:180 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:75 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:69 [ref. 34464], Fricke et al. 2014:43 [ref. 33932], Osterhage et al. 2016:2 [ref. 34325], Motomura et al. 2017:60 [ref. 35490], Ali et al. 2018:315 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2018:120 [ref. 35805], Eagderi et al. 2019:32 [ref. 37020], Hoschke et al. 2019:155 [ref. 36626], Psomadakis et al. 2020:355 [ref. 37272]).

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anceps Pegasus anceps (Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854)Synonym
draco Pegasus draco Shaw [G.] 1804Synonym
draconis Pegasus draconis Linnaeus [C.] 1766Synonym
lancifer Pegasus lancifer Kaup [J. J.] 1861Valid
lancifer Pegasus lancifer Kaup [J. J.] 1861Valid
laternarius Pegasus laternarius Cuvier [G.] 1816Valid
laternarius Spinipegasus laternarius Cuvier [G.] 1829Synonym
latirostris Pegasus latirostris Richardson [J.] 1846Synonym
nanhaiensis Pegasus nanhaiensis Zhang [R.], Wang [X.] & Lin [Q.] 2020Valid
natans Pegasus natans Linnaeus [C.] (ex Gronow) 1766Synonym
papilio Pegasus papilio Gilbert [C. H.] 1905Synonym
pauciradiatus Pegasus pauciradiatus Ogilby [J. D.] 1886Synonym
pristis Pegasus pristis Bleeker [P.] 1852Synonym
tetrabelos Pegasus tetrabelos Osterhage [D.], Pogonoski [J. J.], Appleyard [S. A.] & White [W. T.] 2016Valid
umitengu Pegasus umitengu (Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1901)Synonym
volans Pegasus volans Linnaeus [C.] 1766Synonym
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