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Poromitra megalops

(Lütken 1878)
  

Poromitra megalops was originally described as Melamphaes megalops by Lütken in 1878. It belongs to the family Melamphaidae. It is commonly known as Bigscale and is known in Japan as Ôme-kabuto-uo, in South Africa as Ridgehead, in United Kingdom as Bigscale. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Atlantic Ocean (Kotlyar 2010), possibly southwestern Pacific.
Species   megalops
AuthorWI   Lütken [C. F.]
AuthorNI   Lütken
Qualification   ---
Year   1878
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Beryciformes Beryciformes
Family   Melamphaidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Poromitra
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Beryciformes
Family   Melamphaidae
Genus   Poromitra
Original Name   Melamphaes        
Taxon Name   megalops
Original Combination   Melamphaes megalops
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Melamphaes megalops
OriginalSubGenus   Melamphaes
Original Author   Lütken
Original AuthorWI   Lütken [C. F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1878
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   South of Azores, northeastern Atlantic (stomach content).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:60 [ref. 9588].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   ZMUC 84
Page   176 [2]
Illustrations   Pl. 5 (figs. 1-3)

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Poromitra megalops
Current Species   megalops
Current Genus   Poromitra
Current AuthorWI   Lütken [C. F.]
Current AuthorNI   Lütken
Current Year   1878
Current Family   Melamphaidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   bathypelagic        
Water   Salt water
Depth Range   From 500 to 1000 meters.
   
Distribution   Atlantic Ocean (Kotlyar 2010), possibly southwestern Pacific.

Current Summary   Valid as Poromitra megalops  (Lütken 1878). Melamphaidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Poromitra megalops  (Lütken 1878) -- (Maul 1973:345 [ref. 7171], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:110 [ref. 6441], Maul in Whitehead et al. 1986:762 [ref. 13676], Ebeling 1986:429 [ref. 5651], Scott & Scott 1988:320 [ref. 25518], Pequeño 1989:52 [ref. 14125], McAllister 1990:131 [ref. 14674], Maul 1990:616 [ref. 17237], Kotlyar 1996:275 [ref. 23292], Santos et al. 1997:69 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:77 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:975 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:124 [ref. 24106], Porteiro et al. 1999:41 [ref. 24203], Moore & Paxton 1999:2202 [ref. 24787], Nakabo 2000:478 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:478 [ref. 26001], Moore 2003:1163 [ref. 27002], Moore et al. 2003:218 [ref. 27076], Kotlyar 2004:5 [ref. 27590], Mundy 2005:299 [ref. 28379], Bray 2008:410 [ref. 30620], Kotlyar 2010:231 [ref. 30796] with change in range, Fricke et al. 2011:371 [ref. 31242], Kotlyar 2012:409 [ref. 32474]).

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agafonovae Poromitra agafonovae Kotlyar [A. N.] 2009Valid
anthrax Poromitra anthrax (Osório [B.] 1906)Synonym
atlantica Poromitra atlantica (Norman [J. R.] 1929)Valid
capito Poromitra capito Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1883Valid
coronata Poromitra coronata (Gilchrist [J. D. F.] & von Bonde [C.] 1924)Valid
coronatus Poromitra coronatus (Gilchrist [J. D. F.] & von Bonde [C.] 1924)Spelling
crassa Poromitra crassa Parin [N. V.] & Ebeling [A. W.] 1980Valid
crassiceps Poromitra crassiceps (Günther [A.] 1878)Valid
cristiceps Poromitra cristiceps (Gilbert [C. H.] 1890)Valid
curilensis Poromitra curilensis Kotlyar [A. N.] 2008Valid
decipiens Poromitra decipiens Kotlyar [A. N.] 2008Valid
frontosa Poromitra frontosa (Garman [S.] 1899)Valid
gibbsi Poromitra gibbsi Parin [N. V.] & Borodulina [O. D.] 1989Valid
glochidiata Poromitra glochidiata Kotlyar [A. N.] 2008Valid
indooceanica Poromitra indooceanica Kotlyar [A. N.] 2008Valid
jucunda Poromitra jucunda Kotlyar [A. N.] 2010Valid
kukuevi Poromitra kukuevi Kotlyar [A. N.] 2008Valid
macrophthalma Poromitra macrophthalma (Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1903)Valid
macrophthalmus Poromitra macrophthalmus (Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1903)Synonym
nigriceps Poromitra nigriceps (Zugmayer [E.] 1911)Valid
nigrofulva Poromitra nigrofulva (Garman [S.] 1899)Valid
nigrofulvus Poromitra nigrofulvus (Garman [S.] 1899)Spelling
oscitans Poromitra oscitans Ebeling [A. W.] 1975Valid
rugosa Poromitra rugosa (Chapman [W. M.] 1939)Valid
rugosus Poromitra rugosus (Chapman [W. M.] 1939)Spelling
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