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Platybelone argalus argalus

(Lesueur 1821)

Platybelone argalus argalus was originally described as Belona argalus argalus by Lesueur in 1821. It belongs to the family Belonidae. It is commonly known as Keeltail needlefish but has many other common names such as Keeltail needlefish in USA (contiguous states), Carajota de quilla in Colombia, Keeltail needlefish in Bahamas, Agujón aquillado in Cuba, Orphie carénée in France. more common names It is found in Brackish and Salt water.
Species   argalus argalus
AuthorWI   Lesueur [C. A.]
AuthorNI   Lesueur
Qualification   ---
Year   1821
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Beloniformes Beloniformes
Family   Belonidae
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Genus   Platybelone
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Beloniformes
Family   Belonidae
Genus   Platybelone
Original Name   Belona        
Taxon Name   argalus
Original Combination   Belona argalus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Belona argalus
OriginalSubGenus   Belona
Original Author   Lesueur
Original AuthorWI   Lesueur [C. A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1821
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Guadeloupe Island, West Indies, western Atlantic.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Page   125
Illustrations   Unnumbered plate (apparently 10)

SubSpecies AuthorWI Vasil'eva [E. D.] & Stygar [V. M.]
Subspecies AuthorNI Vasil'eva & Stygar
Qualification SS ---
Subspecies Year 1821

Original Subspecies Year 1821

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Platybelone argalus
Current Species argalus
Current Genus Platybelone
Current AuthorWI Lesueur [C. A.]
Current AuthorNI Lesueur
Current Year 1821
Current Family Belonidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat brackish, marine.        
Water Brackish and Salt water

Current Summary   Synonym of Platybelone argalus  (Lesueur 1821). Belonidae.
Name History   •Status uncertain -- (Mees 1962:70 [ref. 13277]). •Valid as Platybelone argalus (Lesueur 1821) [sometimes as a valid subspecies] -- (Collette & Berry 1965:391 [ref. 13367], Parin 1967:11 [ref. 10272] as argala, Collette & Parin 1970:27 [ref. 7415], Parin 1973:260 [ref. 7191], Masuda et al. 1984:78 [ref. 6441], Dor 1984:64 [ref. 29757], Collette & Parin in Whitehead et al. 1986:607 [ref. 13676], Robins & Ray 1986:106 [ref. 23100], Paxton et al. 1989:342 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:144 [ref. 24556], Cervigón 1991:228 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:84 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:269 [ref. 23827], Francis 1993:159 [ref. 25479], Bussing & López S. 1994:78 [ref. 23101], Goren & Dor 1994:16 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:86 [ref. 22896], Santos et al. 1997:67 [ref. 23531], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:69 [ref. 24545] as argatus, Grove & Lavenberg 1997:267 [ref. 24023], Carpenter et al. 1997:128 [ref. 23922], Arruda 1997:62 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:935 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:116 [ref. 24106], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:207 [ref. 24550], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:166 [ref. 25013], Allen 2000:85 [ref. 37268], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:153 [ref. 27754], Lovejoy & Collette 2001:329 [ref. 25232], Hutchins 2001:24 [ref. 25847], Collette et al. 2003:102 [ref. 26784], Collette 2003:1108 [ref. 26981], Collette 2003:4, 13 [ref. 27306], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:67 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:14 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:99 [ref. 27807], Randall 2005:80 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:281 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:716 [ref. 28995], Randall 2007:138 [ref. 30952], Allen & Erdmann 2012:165 [ref. 31980], Page et al. 2013:102 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:32 [ref. 33341], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:111 [ref. 36167], Pinheiro et al. 2015:10 [ref. 34324], Psomadakis et al. 2015:175 [ref. 34104], Struthers 2015:951 [ref. 34261], Galván-Villa et al. 2016:145 [ref. 34871], Collette 2016:2124 [ref. 34601], Collette & Bemis 2019:12 [ref. 37342], Psomadakis et al. 2020:335 [ref. 37272]).

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annobonensis Platybelone annobonensis Collette [B. B.] & Parin [N. V.] 1970Synonym
ardeola Platybelone ardeola (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1846)Synonym
argala Platybelone argala (Lesueur [C. A.] 1821)Synonym
argala platyura Platybelone argala platyura Bennett [E. T.] 1832Synonym
argalus Platybelone argalus (Lesueur [C. A.] 1821)Valid
argalus annobonensis Platybelone argalus annobonensis Collette [B. B.] & Parin [N. V.] 1970Synonym
argalus lovii Platybelone argalus lovii Günther [A.] 1866Synonym
argalus platyura Platybelone argalus platyura Bennett [E. T.] 1832Synonym
argalus pterura Platybelone argalus pterura (Osburn [R. C.] & Nichols [J. T.] 1916)Synonym
argalus trachura Platybelone argalus trachura (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1846)Synonym
carinata Platybelone carinata (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1846)Synonym
dorsalis Platybelone dorsalis Whitley [G. P.] 1932Synonym
lovii Platybelone lovii (Günther [A.] 1866)Valid
platura Platybelone platura (Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1837)Valid
platyura Platybelone platyura (Bennett [E. T.] 1832)Valid
pterura Platybelone pterura (Osburn [R. C.] & Nichols [J. T.] 1916)Synonym
trachura Platybelone trachura (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1846)Valid
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