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Pomadasys empherus


Pomadasys empherus was originally described as Pomadasys empherus by Bussing in 1993. It belongs to the family Haemulidae. It is commonly known as Bigspine grunt and is known in France as Grondeur à grande éspine, in Spain as Corocoro de gran espina, in United Kingdom as Bigspine grunt. more common names It is found in Fresh, Brackish and Salt water and its distribution is Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica.
Species   empherus
AuthorWI   Bussing [W. A.]
AuthorNI   Bussing
Qualification   ---
Year   1993
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Haemulidae
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Genus   Pomadasys
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Haemulidae
Genus   Pomadasys
Original Name   Pomadasys        
Taxon Name   empherus
Original Combination   Pomadasys empherus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Pomadasys empherus
OriginalSubGenus   Pomadasys
Original Author   Bussing
Original AuthorWI   Bussing [W. A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1993
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Estero Negro, vicinity of Damas Estuary north of Quepos, Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Types   Paratypes: LACM 45569-2 (1), UCR 1690-12 (1).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   LACM 45569-1
Journal   Rev. Biol. Trop.
Citation   v. 41 (no. 2)
Page   246
Illustrations   Figs. 1-2

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Pomadasys empherus
Current Species   empherus
Current Genus   Pomadasys
Current AuthorWI   Bussing [W. A.]
Current AuthorNI   Bussing
Current Year   1993
Current Family   Haemulidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   benthopelagic        
Water   Fresh, Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes   A rare species that has been collected in estuaries; may enter freshwater.
Distribution   Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica.

Current Summary   Valid as Pomadasys empherus  Bussing 1993. Haemulidae: Haemulinae.
Name History   • Valid as Pomadasys empherus  Bussing 1993 -- (McKay & Schneider in Fischer et al. 1995:1169 [ref. 22829], Angulo et al. 2013:1002 [ref. 33194]).

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aheneus Pomadasys aheneus McKay [R. J.] & Randall [J. E.] 1995Valid
anas Pomadasys anas (Valenciennes [A.] 1862)Synonym
andamanensis Pomadasys andamanensis McKay [R. J.] & Satapoomin [U.] 1994Valid
andrei Pomadasys andrei (Sauvage [H.-E.] 1879)Synonym
approximans Pomadasys approximans Bean [T. H.] & Dresel [H. G.] 1884Synonym
argentea Pomadasys argentea (Forsskål [P. S.] 1775)Spelling
argenteus Pomadasys argenteus (Bennett [J. W.] 1828)Synonym
argenteus Pomadasys argenteus (Forsskål [P. S.] 1775)Valid
argyreus Pomadasys argyreus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1833)Valid
auritum Pomadasys auritum (Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)Spelling
auritus Pomadasys auritus (Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)Valid
axillaris Pomadasys axillaris (Steindachner [F.] 1869)Synonym
bayanus Pomadasys bayanus Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1898Valid
bennettii Pomadasys bennettii (Lowe [R. T.] 1838)Synonym
bipunctatus Pomadasys bipunctatus Kner [R.] in Steindachner 1898Valid
branickii Pomadasys branickii (Steindachner [F.] 1879)Valid
caesius Pomadasys caesius Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1882Synonym
caripa Pomadasys caripa (Cuvier [G.] 1829)Synonym
chrysobalion Pomadasys chrysobalion (Cuvier [G.] (ex Kuhl & van Hasselt) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)Synonym
commersonni Pomadasys commersonni (Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1801)Spelling
commersonnii Pomadasys commersonnii (Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1801)Valid
corvinaeforme Pomadasys corvinaeforme (Steindachner [F.] 1868)Synonym
corvinaeformis Pomadasys corvinaeformis (Steindachner [F.] 1868)Synonym
crocro Pomadasys crocro (Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)Valid
davidsonii Pomadasys davidsonii (Steindachner [F.] 1876)Synonym
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