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Sargocentron melanospilos

(Bleeker 1858)
  

Sargocentron melanospilos was originally described as Holocentrum melanospilos by Bleeker in 1858. It belongs to the family Holocentridae and subfamily Holocentrinae. It is commonly known as Blackspot squirrelfish but has many other common names such as in Australia as Blackspot squirrelfish, in Philippines as Baga-baga, in South Africa as Blackspot squirrelfish, in New Caledonia as Mécaa-mëë, in Guam as Blackspot squirrelfish. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Comores and Réunion (western Mascarenes) east to Wake Atoll, Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia.
Species   melanospilos
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1858
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Holocentriformes Holocentriformes
Family   Holocentridae
Subfamily  
Holocentrinae Holocentrinae
Genus   Sargocentron
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Holocentriformes
Family   Holocentridae
Subfamily   Holocentrinae
Genus   Sargocentron
Original Name   Holocentrum        
Taxon Name   melanospilos
Original Combination   Holocentrum melanospilos
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Holocentrum melanospilos
OriginalSubGenus   Holocentrum
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1858
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Holocentrinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   RMNH 5437
Page   2

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Sargocentron melanospilos
Current Species   melanospilos
Current Genus   Sargocentron
Current AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Current AuthorNI   Bleeker
Current Year   1858
Current Family   Holocentridae
Current Subfamily  
Holocentrinae Holocentrinae

Habitat reef-associated        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 5 to 90 meters.
   
Distribution Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Comores and Réunion (western Mascarenes) east to Wake Atoll, Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia.

Current Summary   Valid as Sargocentron melanospilos  (Bleeker 1858). Holocentridae: Holocentrinae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Sargocentron melanospilos  (Bleeker 1858) -- (Randall & Heemstra 1985:12 [ref. 5144], Randall & Heemstra 1986:420 [ref. 5707], Randall et al. 1989 [ref. 14254], Paxton et al. 1989:380 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:66 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:18 [ref. 25356], Kotlyar 1996:85 [ref. 23292], Allen 1997:68 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:66 [ref. 25919], Randall 1998:51 [ref. 23300], Anderson et al. 1998:22 [ref. 23611], Kotlyar 1998:202 [ref. 24674], Myers 1999:84 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:138 [ref. 24106], Randall & Greenfield 1999:2235 [ref. 24790], Nakabo 2000:488 [ref. 25086], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:601 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:147 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:96 [ref. 25868], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:97 [ref. 26368], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:488 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:27 [ref. 26830], Lobel & Lobel 2004:69 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:10 [ref. 27624], Allen et al. 2006:783 [ref. 29066], Fricke et al. 2009:35 [ref. 30213], Satapoomin 2009:53 [ref. 30463], Motomura et al. 2010:84 [ref. 31256], Fricke et al. 2011:374 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:176 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:73 [ref. 32988]).

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alboruber Sargocentron alboruber (Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802)Synonym
andamanense Sargocentron andamanense (Day [F.] 1871)Synonym
aureoruber Sargocentron aureoruber (Fowler [H. W.] 1904)Synonym
binotatum Sargocentron binotatum (Quoy [J. R. C.] & Gaimard [J. P.] 1834)Synonym
bleekeri Sargocentron bleekeri (Weber [M.] 1913)Synonym
bowiei Sargocentron bowiei (Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1905)Synonym
bullisi Sargocentron bullisi (Woods [L. P.] 1955)Valid
caudimaculatum Sargocentron caudimaculatum (Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1838)Valid
cornutum Sargocentron cornutum (Bleeker [P.] 1854)Valid
coruscum Sargocentron coruscum (Poey [F.] 1860)Valid
diadema Sargocentron diadema (Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1802)Valid
dimidicauda Sargocentron dimidicauda (Marshall [T. C.] 1953)Synonym
diploxiphus Sargocentron diploxiphus (Günther [A.] 1872)Synonym
dorsomaculatum Sargocentron dorsomaculatum (Shimizu [T.] & Yamakawa [T.] 1979)Valid
elongatum Sargocentron elongatum (Bliss [R.] (ex Steindachner) 1883)Synonym
ensifer Sargocentron ensifer (Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1903)Valid
ensiferum Sargocentron ensiferum (Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1903)Spelling
erythraeum Sargocentron erythraeum (Günther [A.] 1859)Synonym
furcatum Sargocentron furcatum (Günther [A.] 1859)Synonym
gladispinis Sargocentron gladispinis (Fowler [H. W.] 1904)Synonym
gracilispinis Sargocentron gracilispinis (Fowler [H. W.] 1904)Synonym
hastatum Sargocentron hastatum (Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829)Valid
holocentrus Sargocentron holocentrus (Forster [J. R.] in Lichtenstein 1844)Synonym
hormion Sargocentron hormion Randall [J. E.] 1998Valid
inaequalis Sargocentron inaequalis Randall [J. E.] & Heemstra [P. C.] 1985Valid
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