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Pervagor melanocephalus

(Bleeker 1853)
  

Pervagor melanocephalus was originally described as Monacanthus melanocephalus by Bleeker in 1853. It belongs to the family Monacanthidae. It is commonly known as Gill-blotch leatherjacket but has many other common names such as in Australia as Gill-blotch leatherjacket, in USA (contiguous states) as Redtail filefish, in Japan as Nishikikawahagi, in Papua New Guinea as Lace-finned leatherjacket, in Philippines as Sulay bagyo. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western Pacific: east Indian region, to Marshall Islands, Samoa, Australia and southern Japan.
Species   melanocephalus
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1853
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontiformes
Family   Monacanthidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Pervagor
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Tetraodontiformes
Family   Monacanthidae
Genus   Pervagor
Original Name   Monacanthus        
Taxon Name   melanocephalus
Original Combination   Monacanthus melanocephalus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Monacanthus melanocephalus
OriginalSubGenus   Monacanthus
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1853
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Lawajong, Solor Island, Indonesia.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   RMNH 7304 (1 of 7, 73 mm SL)
Page   95

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Pervagor melanocephalus
Current Species   melanocephalus
Current Genus   Pervagor
Current AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Current AuthorNI   Bleeker
Current Year   1853
Current Family   Monacanthidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat reef-associated        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 0 to 40 meters.
   
Distribution Western Pacific: east Indian region, to Marshall Islands, Samoa, Australia and southern Japan.

Current Summary   Valid as Pervagor melanocephalus  (Bleeker 1853). Monacanthidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Stephanolepis melanocephalus  (Bleeker 1853) -- (Dor 1984:281 [ref. 29757]). • Valid as Pervagor melanocephalus  (Bleeker 1853) -- (Hutchins 1977:56 [ref. 2283], Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:360 [ref. 6441], Hutchins 1986:26 [ref. 19371], Hutchins 1986:886 [ref. 5673], Winterbottom et al. 1989:68 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:465 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:240 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:465 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:286 [ref. 23965], Hutchins in Randall & Lim 2000:648 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1410 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:461 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:124 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:270 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Hutchins 2001:3944 [ref. 26316], Nakabo 2002:1410 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:65 [ref. 26830], Randall et al. 2004:32 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:637 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1896 [ref. 29098], Motomura et al. 2010:236 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1077 [ref. 31980]).

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alternans Pervagor alternans (Ogilby [J. D.] 1899)Valid
aspricaudus Pervagor aspricaudus (Hollard [H. L. G. M.] 1854)Valid
janthinosoma Pervagor janthinosoma (Bleeker [P.] 1854)Valid
johnstonensis Pervagor johnstonensis Woods [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1966Synonym
marginalis Pervagor marginalis Hutchins [J. B.] 1986Valid
marshallensis Pervagor marshallensis Woods [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1966Synonym
melanocephalus johnstonensis Pervagor melanocephalus johnstonensis Woods [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1966Synonym
melanocephalus marshallensis Pervagor melanocephalus marshallensis Woods [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1966Synonym
melanocephalus melanocephalus Pervagor melanocephalus melanocephalus (Bleeker [P.] 1853)Valid
nigrolineatus Pervagor nigrolineatus (Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1927)Valid
nitens Pervagor nitens (Hollard [H. L. G. M.] 1854)Synonym
pricei Pervagor pricei (Snyder [J. O.] 1904)Synonym
randalli Pervagor randalli Hutchins [J. B.] 1986Valid
rubricauda Pervagor rubricauda (Bliss [R.] 1883)Synonym
scanleni Pervagor scanleni Smith [J. L. B.] 1957Synonym
septemclassiensis Pervagor septemclassiensis (Barton [O.] 1945)Synonym
spilosoma Pervagor spilosoma (Lay [G. T.] & Bennett [E. T.] 1839)Valid
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