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Pontinus accraensis

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Pontinus accraensis was originally described as Pontinus accraensis by Norman in 1935. It belongs to the family Scorpaenidae and subfamily Scorpaeninae. It is commonly known as Ghanean rockfish but has many other common names such as in Benin as Oloulou-osso-non, in France as Rascasse de Accra, in Portugal as Requeme, in Spain as Rascacio de Accra, in United Kingdom as Ghanean rockfish. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau to Namibia, islands of Gulf of Guinea and Cape Verde Islands.
Species   accraensis
AuthorWI   Norman [J. R.]
AuthorNI   Norman
Qualification   ---
Year   1935
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaeniformes
Family   Scorpaenidae
Subfamily  
Scorpaeninae Scorpaeninae
Genus   Pontinus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Scorpaeniformes
Family   Scorpaenidae
Subfamily   Scorpaeninae
Genus   Pontinus
Original Name   Pontinus        
Taxon Name   accraensis
Original Combination   Pontinus accraensis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Pontinus accraensis
OriginalSubGenus   Pontinus
Original Author   Norman
Original AuthorWI   Norman [J. R.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1935
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Scorpaeninae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Accra, Ghana, western Africa.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 1963.3.24.42
Journal   Discovery Reps.
Citation   v. 12
Page   23

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Pontinus accraensis
Current Species   accraensis
Current Genus   Pontinus
Current AuthorWI   Norman [J. R.]
Current AuthorNI   Norman
Current Year   1935
Current Family   Scorpaenidae
Current Subfamily  
Scorpaeninae Scorpaeninae

Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Found on mud or sand bottom. Possibly occurs to a depth of 500 m (Ref. 4510).
Depth Range   From 54 to 275 meters.
   
Distribution   Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau to Namibia, islands of Gulf of Guinea and Cape Verde Islands.

Current Summary   Valid as Pontinus accraensis  Norman 1935. Scorpaenidae: Scorpaeninae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Pontinus accraensis  Norman 1935 -- (Eschmeyer 1969:34 [ref. 1274], Eschmeyer & Dempster 1990:667 [ref. 17613], Afonso et al. 1999:84 [ref. 25466], Motomura et al. 2005:14 [ref. 28289], Wirtz et al. 2007:8, 29 [ref. 30263]).

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beanorum Pontinus beanorum Evermann [B. W.] & Marsh [M. C.] 1900Synonym
bibroni Pontinus bibroni (Sauvage [H.-E.] 1878)Synonym
canariensis Pontinus canariensis (Sauvage [H.-E.] 1878)Synonym
castor Pontinus castor Poey [F.] 1860Valid
clemensi Pontinus clemensi Fitch [J. E.] 1955Valid
corallinus Pontinus corallinus Miranda Ribeiro [A. de] 1903Valid
dubius Pontinus dubius Steindachner [F.] 1902Valid
filifer Pontinus filifer (Valenciennes [A.] 1840)Synonym
furcirhinus Pontinus furcirhinus Garman [S.] 1899Valid
helena Pontinus helena Eschmeyer [W. N.] 1965Valid
hexanema Pontinus hexanema (Günther [A.] 1880)Synonym
kuhli Pontinus kuhli (Bowdich [S. L.] 1825)Spelling
kuhlii Pontinus kuhlii (Bowdich [S. L.] 1825)Valid
leda Pontinus leda Eschmeyer [W. N.] 1969Valid
longispinis Pontinus longispinis Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1896Valid
macrocephalus Pontinus macrocephalus (Sauvage [H.-E.] 1882)Valid
macrolepis Pontinus macrolepis Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1896Synonym
microlepis Pontinus microlepis Bean [T. H.] 1912Synonym
nematophthalmus Pontinus nematophthalmus (Günther [A.] 1860)Valid
niger Pontinus niger Fourmanoir [P.] 1971Synonym
nigerimum Pontinus nigerimum Eschmeyer [W. N.] 1983Valid
nigropunctatus Pontinus nigropunctatus (Günther [A.] 1868)Valid
pollux Pontinus pollux Poey [F.] 1860Synonym
rathbuni Pontinus rathbuni Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1896Valid
rhodochrous Pontinus rhodochrous (Günther [A.] 1872)Valid
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