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Stonogobiops medon

Hoese & Randall
  

Stonogobiops medon was originally described as Stonogobiops medon by Hoese & Randall in 1982. It belongs to the family Gobiidae. It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Marquesas Islands.
Species   medon
AuthorWI   Hoese [D. F.] & Randall [J. E.]
AuthorNI   Hoese & Randall
Qualification   ---
Year   1982
Status   Valid
Class   Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order   Gobiiformes Gobiiformes
Family   Gobiidae
Subfamily   --- ---
Genus   Stonogobiops
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Gobiiformes
Family   Gobiidae
Genus   Stonogobiops
Original Name   Stonogobiops        
Taxon Name   medon
Original Combination   Stonogobiops medon
Original Genus   Stonogobiops
Original Genus Species   Stonogobiops medon
OriginalSubGenus   Stonogobiops
Original Author   Hoese & Randall
Original AuthorWI   Hoese [D. F.] & Randall [J. E.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1982
Original Family   Gobiidae
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Off point at northern end of Hanauu Bay, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands, depth 35 meters.
Types   Paratypes: AMS I.22478 [ex BPBM 12826] (1); BPBM 12604 (1), 12826 (1); USNM 231345 (1).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   BPBM 11817
Journal   Indo-Pac. Fishes
Citation   No. 1
Page   7
Illustrations   Pl. 2 (A-B); Figs. 1-2

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Stonogobiops medon
Current Species   medon
Current Genus   Stonogobiops
Current AuthorWI   Hoese [D. F.] & Randall [J. E.]
Current AuthorNI   Hoese & Randall
Current Year   1982
Current Family   Gobiidae
Current Subfamily   --- ---

Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   A burrowing species occurring on flat or slightly sloping sand or sand and rubble bottoms. Takes refuge in a burrow constructed by its symbiont alpheid shrimp (a juvenile observed to live with @Alpheus randalli@).
Depth Range   From 22 to 35 meters.
   
Distribution   Marquesas Islands.

Current Summary   Valid as Stonogobiops medon  Hoese & Randall 1982. Gobiidae: Gobiinae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Stonogobiops medon  Hoese & Randall 1982 -- (Iwata & Hirata 1994:189 [ref. 21443], Randall & Earle 2000:20 [ref. 25806], Yoshino & Shimada 2001:408 [ref. 25786], Randall 2005:550 [ref. 28239]).

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dracula Stonogobiops dracula Polunin [N. V. C.] & Lubbock [R.] 1977Valid
larsonae Stonogobiops larsonae (Allen [G. R.] 1999)Valid
nematodes Stonogobiops nematodes Hoese [D. F.] & Randall [J. E.] 1982Valid
pentafasciata Stonogobiops pentafasciata Iwata [A.] & Hirata [T.] 1994Valid
xanthorhinica Stonogobiops xanthorhinica Hoese [D. F.] & Randall [J. E.] 1982Valid
yasha Stonogobiops yasha Yoshino [T.] & Shimada [K.] 2001Valid
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