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Radiicephalus elongatus

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Radiicephalus elongatus was originally described as Radiicephalus elongatus by Osório in 1917. It belongs to the family Radiicephalidae. It is commonly known as Tapertail and is known in South Africa as Tapertail, in South Africa as Tapertail, in South Africa as Spitsstert. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Atlantic and Pacific.
Species   elongatus
AuthorWI   Osório [B.]
AuthorNI   Osório
Qualification   ---
Year   1917
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Lampriformes Lampriformes
Family   Radiicephalidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Radiicephalus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Lampriformes
Family   Radiicephalidae
Genus   Radiicephalus
Original Name   Radiicephalus        
Taxon Name   elongatus
Original Combination   Radiicephalus elongatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Radiicephalus elongatus
OriginalSubGenus   Radiicephalus
Original Author   Osório
Original AuthorWI   Osório [B.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1917
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Coast of Morocco, Discovery station 6187, 34°17'N, 8°00'W, depth 570 meters.
Types   Paralectotypes: (1, destroyed by fire 1978).
Primary Code   Neotype
Primary Type   BMNH 1967.10.2.1
Journal   Arq. Univ. Lisboa
Citation   1917 (no. 4)
Page   114
Illustrations   Pl. 2 (figs. 2-4) [= Pl. 30 (figs. 2-4)]

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Radiicephalus elongatus
Current Species   elongatus
Current Genus   Radiicephalus
Current AuthorWI   Osório [B.]
Current AuthorNI   Osório
Current Year   1917
Current Family   Radiicephalidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   bathypelagic        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Has the ability to discharge dark brown fluid from the ink-sac when alarmed. Feeds on lantern-fishes (@Myctophidae@) and possibly euphausiid crustaceans (Ref. 6739).
   
Distribution   Atlantic and Pacific.

Current Summary   Valid as Radiicephalus elongatus  Osório 1917. Radiicephalidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Radiicephalus elongatus  Osório 1917 -- (Harrisson & Palmer 1968 [ref. 21242], Palmer 1973:331 [ref. 7195], Heemstra & Kannemeyer 1984:23 [ref. 5349], Palmer in Whitehead et al. 1986:733 [ref. 13676], Heemstra & Kannemeyer 1986:402 [ref. 5666], Aguiar & Quéro 1990:647 [ref. 17478], Santos et al. 1997:51 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:74 [ref. 24952], Olney 1999:1972 [ref. 24751], Olney in Randall & Lim 2000:594 [ref. 25122], Olney 2003:956 [ref. 27007], Mundy 2005:237 [ref. 28379], Bray 2008:295 [ref. 30620], Roberts 2012:55 [ref. 32187]).

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