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Rhinecanthus lunula

Randall & Steene

Rhinecanthus lunula was originally described as Rhinecanthus lunula by Randall & Steene in 1983. It belongs to the family Balistidae. It is commonly known as Halfmoon picassofish and is known Halfmoon triggerfish in Australia, Halfmoon picassofish in Micronesia, Federated States. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   lunula
AuthorWI   Randall [J. E.] & Steene [R. C.]
AuthorNI   Randall & Steene
Qualification   ---
Year   1983
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontiformes
Family   Balistidae
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Genus   Rhinecanthus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Tetraodontiformes
Family   Balistidae
Genus   Rhinecanthus
Original Name   Rhinecanthus        
Taxon Name   lunula
Original Combination   Rhinecanthus lunula
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Rhinecanthus lunula
OriginalSubGenus   Rhinecanthus
Original Author   Randall & Steene
Original AuthorWI   Randall [J. E.] & Steene [R. C.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1983
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Outside barrier reef about 1/4 mile east of Teavaraa Pass, Papara, Tahiti, Society Islands, depth 15 meters.
Types   Paratypes: BMNH 1981.12.31.1 (1); BPBM 17177 (1), 24459 (1); CAS 44268 (1); USNM 220357 (1).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   BPBM 8995
Journal   Freshwater Mar. Aquar.
Citation   v. 6 (no. 7)
Page   46
Illustrations   Figs. 8-10

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Rhinecanthus lunula
Current Species lunula
Current Genus Rhinecanthus
Current AuthorWI Randall [J. E.] & Steene [R. C.]
Current AuthorNI Randall & Steene
Current Year 1983
Current Family Balistidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes A rare species that lives in outer reef areas.
Depth Range From 10 to 0 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Rhinecanthus lunula  Randall & Steene 1983. Balistidae.
Name History   •Valid as Rhinecanthus lunula Randall & Steene 1983 -- (Matsuura & Shiobara 1989:317 [ref. 13563], Randall et al. 1990:456 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:240 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:456 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:283 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:30 [ref. 25829], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:456 [ref. 25191], Randall et al. 2004:31 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:626 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1874 [ref. 29098], Matsuura 2014:7 [ref. 33576]).

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abyssus Rhinecanthus abyssus Matsuura [K.] & Shiobara [Y.] 1989Valid
aculeatus Rhinecanthus aculeatus (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
aculeatus aculeatus Rhinecanthus aculeatus aculeatus (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Synonym
assasi Rhinecanthus assasi (Fabricius [J. C.] 1775)Valid
cheverti Rhinecanthus cheverti (Alleyne [H. G.] & Macleay [W.] 1877)Synonym
cinereus Rhinecanthus cinereus (Bonnaterre [J. P.] (ex Sonnerat) 1788)Valid
echarpe Rhinecanthus echarpe (Anonymous [Lacepède [B. G. E.]] 1798)Synonym
heteracanthus Rhinecanthus heteracanthus (Bleeker [P.] 1859)Synonym
ornatissimus Rhinecanthus ornatissimus (Lesson [R. P.] 1831)Synonym
rectangularis Rhinecanthus rectangularis Anonymous [Lacepède [B. G. E.]] 1798Synonym
rectangulus Rhinecanthus rectangulus (Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] (ex Lacepède & Commerson) 1801)Valid
verrucosa Rhinecanthus verrucosa (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Synonym
verrucosus Rhinecanthus verrucosus (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
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