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Sphoeroides melanostictus
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Sphoeroides melanostictus

(Fowler 1944)

Sphoeroides melanostictus was originally described as Liosaccus melanostictus by Fowler in 1944. It belongs to the family Tetraodontidae. It is found in Brackish and Salt water.
Species   melanostictus
AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.]
AuthorNI   Fowler
Qualification   ---
Year   1944
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontiformes
Family   Tetraodontidae
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Genus   Sphoeroides
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Tetraodontiformes
Family   Tetraodontidae
Genus   Sphoeroides
Original Name   Liosaccus        
Taxon Name   melanostictus
Original Combination   Liosaccus melanostictus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Liosaccus melanostictus
OriginalSubGenus   Liosaccus
Original Author   Fowler
Original AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1944
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   James Bay, James Island, Galápagos Islands.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:161 [ref. 13621].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   ANSP 70136
Page   340, 352
Illustrations   Fig. 267

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Sphoeroides annulatus
Current Species annulatus
Current Genus Sphoeroides
Current AuthorWI Jenyns [L.]
Current AuthorNI Jenyns
Current Year 1842
Current Family Tetraodontidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat brackish, marine.        
Water Brackish and Salt water

Current Summary   Synonym of Sphoeroides annulatus  (Jenyns 1842). Tetraodontidae.
Name History   •Synonym of Sphoeroides annulatus (Jenyns 1842) -- (Ebert 2001:92 [ref. 25494]).

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andersonianus Sphoeroides andersonianus Morrow [J. E., Jr.] 1957Valid
angusticeps Sphoeroides angusticeps (Jenyns [L.] 1842)Valid
annulatus Sphoeroides annulatus (Jenyns [L.] 1842)Valid
brunneus Sphoeroides brunneus Fowler [H. W.] 1944Synonym
cheesemanii Sphoeroides cheesemanii (Clarke [F. E.] 1897)Synonym
chinensis Sphoeroides chinensis Abe [T.] 1949Synonym
cutaneus Sphoeroides cutaneus (Günther [A.] 1870)Synonym
dorsalis Sphoeroides dorsalis Longley [W. H.] 1934Valid
dubius Sphoeroides dubius von Bonde [C.] 1923Synonym
fuerthii Sphoeroides fuerthii (Steindachner [F.] 1876)Synonym
georgemilleri Sphoeroides georgemilleri Shipp [R. L.] 1972Valid
greeleyi Sphoeroides greeleyi Gilbert [C. H.] 1900Valid
harperi Sphoeroides harperi Nichols [J. T.] 1914In family
hypselogeneion Sphoeroides hypselogeneion (Bleeker [P.] 1852)Synonym
kendalli Sphoeroides kendalli Meek [S. E.] & Hildebrand [S. F.] 1928Valid
lioderma Sphoeroides lioderma (Fowler [H. W.] 1948)Synonym
liosomus Sphoeroides liosomus Regan [C. T.] 1909Synonym
lispus Sphoeroides lispus Walker [H. J., Jr.] in Walker & Bussing 1996Valid
lobatus Sphoeroides lobatus (Steindachner [F.] 1870)Valid
lunaris Sphoeroides lunaris (Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801)Synonym
maculatus Sphoeroides maculatus (Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801)Valid
marleyi Sphoeroides marleyi Fowler [H. W.] 1929Synonym
marmoratus Sphoeroides marmoratus (Lowe [R. T.] 1838)Valid
meraukensis Sphoeroides meraukensis de Beaufort [L. F.] 1955Synonym
nephelus Sphoeroides nephelus (Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1882)Valid
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