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Pellonula vorax


Pellonula vorax was originally described as Pellonula vorax by Günther in 1868. It belongs to the family Clupeidae. It is commonly known as Bigtoothed pellonula but has many other common names such as Gbodo in Benin, Amoni in Ghana, Salanpore in Nigeria, Samba amul kawar in Senegal, Bigtoothed pellonula in United Kingdom. more common names It is found in Fresh, Brackish and Salt water.
Species   vorax
AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
AuthorNI   Günther
Qualification   ---
Year   1868
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Clupeiformes Clupeiformes
Family   Clupeidae
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Genus   Pellonula
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Clupeiformes
Family   Clupeidae
Genus   Pellonula
Original Name   Pellonula        
Taxon Name   vorax
Original Combination   Pellonula vorax
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Pellonula vorax
OriginalSubGenus   Pellonula
Original Author   Günther
Original AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1868
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   West Africa.
Types   Syntypes: BMNH 1847.4.4.27 (1) Niger R., 1853.10.28.1 (1) Fraser Coll., 1847.4.4.27 (1) Niger R., 1864.10.12.1 (1).
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Cat. Fishes
Citation   v. 7
Page   452

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Pellonula vorax
Current Species   vorax
Current Genus Pellonula
Current AuthorWI Günther [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Günther
Current Year   1868
Current Family Clupeidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat freshwater, brackish, marine.        
Water Fresh, Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes Occurs in rivers and streams. Forms large schools in the lower reaches.

Current Summary   Valid as Pellonula vorax  Günther 1868. Clupeidae.
Name History   •Valid as Pellonula vorax Günther 1868 -- (Poll et al. 1984:49 [ref. 6172], Whitehead 1985:144 [ref. 5141], Lévêque et al. 1989:114 [ref. 26480], Paugy et al. 1990:336 [ref. 26477], Gourene & Teugels in Lévêque et al. 1990:105 [ref. 21589], Gourène & Teugels 1991:218 [ref. 20013], Poll & Gosse 1995:127 [ref. 24781], Teugels 2007:195 [ref. 30016], Munroe 2016:1733 [ref. 34560], Skelton 2019:226, 230 [ref. 36564]).

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acutirostris Pellonula acutirostris Boulenger [G. A.] 1899Synonym
afzeliusi Pellonula afzeliusi Johnels [A. G.] 1954Synonym
bahiensis Pellonula bahiensis Steindachner [F.] 1879Synonym
leonensis Pellonula leonensis Boulenger [G. A.] 1916Valid
leonensis afzeliusi Pellonula leonensis afzeliusi Johnels [A. G.] 1954Synonym
leonensis leonensis Pellonula leonensis leonensis Boulenger [G. A.] 1916Synonym
leonensis miri Pellonula leonensis miri (Daget [J.] 1954)Synonym
miodon Pellonula miodon Boulenger [G. A.] 1906Synonym
miri Pellonula miri (Daget [J.] 1954)Synonym
modesta Pellonula modesta Fischer [J. G.] 1885Synonym
normani Pellonula normani (Whitehead [P. J. P.] 1986)Synonym
obtusirostris Pellonula obtusirostris Boulenger [G. A.] 1909Synonym
royauxi Pellonula royauxi (Boulenger [G. A.] 1902)Synonym
stanleyana Pellonula stanleyana Regan [C. T.] 1917Synonym
tenuis Pellonula tenuis Nichols [J. T.] & Griscom [L.] 1917Synonym
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