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Porichthys ephippiatus

Walker & Rosenblatt
  

Porichthys ephippiatus was originally described as Porichthys ephippiatus by Walker & Rosenblatt in 1988. It belongs to the family Batrachoididae and subfamily Porichthyinae. It is commonly known as Saddle midshipman and is known in USA (contiguous states) as saddle midshipman, in France as Crapaud cheval, in Spain as Sapo ensillado, in United Kingdom as Saddle midshipman. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Eastern Pacific.
Species   ephippiatus
AuthorWI   Walker [H. J., Jr.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.]
AuthorNI   Walker & Rosenblatt
Qualification   ---
Year   1988
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoidiformes
Family   Batrachoididae
Subfamily  
Porichthyinae Porichthyinae
Genus   Porichthys
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Batrachoidiformes
Family   Batrachoididae
Subfamily   Porichthyinae
Genus   Porichthys
Original Name   Porichthys        
Taxon Name   ephippiatus
Original Combination   Porichthys ephippiatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Porichthys ephippiatus
OriginalSubGenus   Porichthys
Original Author   Walker & Rosenblatt
Original AuthorWI   Walker [H. J., Jr.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1988
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Porichthyinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Mexico, about 20°48'N, 105°27'W.
Types   Paratypes: (540) BMNH 1987.5.26.58-62 (5); CAS 3601-02 (1, 1), 4784 (1), 4911-4913 (1 ea.), 5411-5416 (1 ea.), 36598 (14, now 13); CAS-SU 18465 (1), 46302-03 (18, 1), 46306 (6), 46739-40 (5, 2), 57006 (2); LACM 22103 (17), 30123-5 (7); SIO (many lots); UB
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   SIO 70-160
Journal   Copeia
Citation   1988 (no. 4)
Page   900
Illustrations   Fig. 12

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Porichthys ephippiatus
Current Species   ephippiatus
Current Genus   Porichthys
Current AuthorWI   Walker [H. J., Jr.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.]
Current AuthorNI   Walker & Rosenblatt
Current Year   1988
Current Family   Batrachoididae
Current Subfamily  
Porichthyinae Porichthyinae

Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Demersal. Found at depths between 15 and 242 m.
   
Distribution   Eastern Pacific.

Current Summary   Valid as Porichthys ephippiatus  Walker & Rosenblatt 1988. Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Porichthys ephippiatus  Walker & Rosenblatt 1988 -- (Collette in Fischer et al. 1995:916 [ref. 22829], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], Page et al. 2013:96 [ref. 32708]).

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afuerae Porichthys afuerae Evermann [B. W.] & Radcliffe [L.] 1917Synonym
analis Porichthys analis Hubbs [C. L.] & Schultz [L. P.] 1939Valid
bathoiketes Porichthys bathoiketes Gilbert [C. R.] 1968Valid
greenei Porichthys greenei Gilbert [C. H.] & Starks [E. C.] 1904Valid
kymosemeum Porichthys kymosemeum Gilbert [C. R.] 1968Valid
margaritatus Porichthys margaritatus (Richardson [J.] 1844)Valid
mimeticus Porichthys mimeticus Walker [H. J., Jr.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.] 1988Valid
myriaster Porichthys myriaster Hubbs [C. L.] & Schultz [L. P.] 1939Valid
nautopaedium Porichthys nautopaedium Jordan [D. S.] & Bollman [C. H.] 1890Synonym
notatus Porichthys notatus Girard [C. F.] 1854Valid
oculellus Porichthys oculellus Walker [H. J., Jr.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.] 1988Valid
oculofrenum Porichthys oculofrenum Gilbert [C. R.] 1968Valid
pauciradiatus Porichthys pauciradiatus Caldwell [D. K.] & Caldwell [M. C.] 1963Valid
plectrodon Porichthys plectrodon Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1882Valid
porosissimus Porichthys porosissimus (Cuvier [G.] 1829)Valid
porossissimus Porichthys porossissimus (Cuvier [G.] 1829)Synonym
queenslandiae Porichthys queenslandiae (De Vis [C. W.] 1882)Synonym
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