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Platygaster megalopterus
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Platygaster megalopterus

(Swainson 1839)

Platygaster megalopterus was originally described as Clupea (Platygaster) megalopterus by Swainson in 1839. It belongs to the family Pristigasteridae and subfamily Pelloninae. It is found in Fresh, Brackish and Salt water.
Species   megalopterus
AuthorWI   Swainson [W.]
AuthorNI   Swainson
Qualification   ---
Year   1839
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Clupeiformes Clupeiformes
Family   Pristigasteridae
Pelloninae Pelloninae
Genus   Platygaster
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Clupeiformes
Family   Pristigasteridae
Subfamily   Pelloninae
Genus   Platygaster
Original Name   Clupea (Platygaster)        
Taxon Name   megalopterus
Original Combination   Clupea (Platygaster) megalopterus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Clupea (Platygaster) megalopterus
OriginalSubGenus   Clupea
Original Author   Swainson
Original AuthorWI   Swainson [W.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1839
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Pelloninae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Coromandel Coast, India (original locality: Vizagapatham, India).
Primary Code   Neotype
Primary Type   MNHN 3708
Page   294

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Ilisha ---
Current Genus Ilisha
Current AuthorWI Swainson [W.]
Current AuthorNI   Swainson
Current Year   1838
Current Family Pristigasteridae
Current Subfamily
--- ---

Habitat freshwater, brackish, marine.        
Water Fresh, Brackish and Salt water

Current Summary   Synonym of Ilisha megaloptera  (Swainson 1838). Pristigasteridae.
Name History   •Valid as Ilisha megaloptera (Swainson 1838) -- (Seshagiri Rao 1977:73 [ref. 21670], Kyushin et al. 1982:29 [ref. 19754], Whitehead 1985:270 [ref. 5141], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:119 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:19 [ref. 23448], Rainboth 1996:63 [ref. 22772], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:120 [ref. 27969], Munroe et al. 1999:1763 [ref. 24728], Munroe & Nizinski in Randall & Lim 2000:587 [ref. 25122], Zhang 2001:112 [ref. 26586], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S96 [ref. 27377], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:21 [ref. 27712], Ataur Rahman 2003:277 [ref. 31338], Kottelat 2013:50 [ref. 32989], Kimura in Kimura et al. 2015:13 [ref. 34319], Psomadakis et al. 2015:161 [ref. 34104], Ali et al. 2018:311 [ref. 36183], Kimura in Kimura et al. 2018:47 [ref. 36460], Suresh et al. 2018:89 [ref. 36495], Eagderi et al. 2019:31 [ref. 37020], Psomadakis et al. 2020:303 [ref. 37272]).

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macropthalma Platygaster macropthalma Swainson [W.] 1838Synonym
parva Platygaster parva (Swainson [W.] 1839)Uncertain
verticalis Platygaster verticalis Swainson [W.] 1838Synonym
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