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Poecilopsetta megalepis


Poecilopsetta megalepis was originally described as Poecilopsetta megalepis by Fowler in 1934. It belongs to the family Poecilopsettidae. It is commonly known as Fowler's large-scale righteye fl and is known in United Kingdom as Fowler's large-scale righteye flounder. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   megalepis
AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.]
AuthorNI   Fowler
Qualification   ---
Year   1934
Status   Synonym
Class   Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order   Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectiformes
Family   Poecilopsettidae
Subfamily   --- ---
Genus   Poecilopsetta
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Pleuronectiformes
Family   Poecilopsettidae
Genus   Poecilopsetta
Original Name   Poecilopsetta        
Taxon Name   megalepis
Original Combination   Poecilopsetta megalepis
Original Genus   Poecilopsetta
Original Genus Species   Poecilopsetta megalepis
OriginalSubGenus   Poecilopsetta
Original Author   Fowler
Original AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1934
Original Family   Poecilopsettidae
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Balayan Bay and Verde Island Passage, 13°52'22"N, 120°46'22"E, Philippines, Albatross station D.5117, depth 118 fathoms.
Types   Paratypes: USNM 93094 (1), 93571-78 (1, 1, 3, 2, 3, 1, 1, 1).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   USNM 93094
Journal   Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.
Citation   v. 85 (for 1933)
Page   340
Illustrations   Fig. 94

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Poecilopsetta plinthus
Current Species   plinthus
Current Genus   Poecilopsetta
Current AuthorWI   Jordan [D. S.] & Starks [E. C.]
Current AuthorNI   Jordan & Starks
Current Year   1904
Current Family   Poecilopsettidae
Current Subfamily   --- ---

Habitat   bathydemersal        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Very rare. Feeds on small benthic animals.
Depth Range   From 216 to 296 meters.
Distribution   ---

Current Summary   Synonym of Poecilopsetta plinthus  (Jordan & Starks 1904). Pleuronectidae: Poecilopsettinae.
Name History   • Valid as Poecilopsetta megalepis  Fowler 1934 -- (Sakamoto 1984:210 [ref. 5273], Quéro et al. 1988:328 [ref. 12837], Li & Wang 1995:267 [ref. 16193], Hoshino 2000:98 [ref. 24485], Hoshino et al. 2000:268 [ref. 24804], Amaoka in Randall & Lim 2000:645 [ref. 25122], Hensley 2001:3873 [ref. 26313], Hoshino et al. 2001:80 [ref. 25689], Guibord & Chapleau 2001:1081 [ref. 25825]). • Synonym of Poecilopsetta plinthus  (Jordan & Starks 1904) -- (Guibord & Chapleau 2002:136 [ref. 26820], Evseenko 2004:17 [ref. 27606]).

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albomaculata Poecilopsetta albomaculata Norman [J. R.] 1939Valid
albomarginata Poecilopsetta albomarginata Reid [E. D.] 1934Synonym
beanii Poecilopsetta beanii (Goode [G. B.] 1881)Valid
bicolorata Poecilopsetta bicolorata von Bonde [C.] 1922Synonym
colorata Poecilopsetta colorata Günther [A.] 1880Valid
dorsialta Poecilopsetta dorsialta Guibord [A.-C.] & Chapleau [F.] 2001Valid
hawaiiensis Poecilopsetta hawaiiensis Gilbert [C. H.] 1905Valid
inermis Poecilopsetta inermis (Breder [C. M., Jr.] 1927)Valid
macrocephala Poecilopsetta macrocephala Hoshino [Koichi], Amaoka [K.] & Last [P. R.] 2001Valid
maculosa Poecilopsetta maculosa Alcock [A. W.] 1894Synonym
multiradiata Poecilopsetta multiradiata Kawai [T.], Amaoka [K.] & Séret [B.] 2010Valid
natalensis Poecilopsetta natalensis Norman [J. R.] 1931Valid
normani Poecilopsetta normani Foroshchuk [V. P.] & Fedorov [V. V.] 1992Valid
pectoralis Poecilopsetta pectoralis Kawai [T.] & Amaoka [K.] 2006Valid
plinthus Poecilopsetta plinthus (Jordan [D. S.] & Starks [E. C.] 1904)Valid
praelonga Poecilopsetta praelonga Alcock [A. W.] 1894Valid
vaynei Poecilopsetta vaynei Quéro [J.-C.], Hensley [D. A.] & Maugé [A. L.] 1988Valid
zanzibarensis Poecilopsetta zanzibarensis Norman [J. R.] 1939Valid
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