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Symphurus melasmatotheca

Munroe & Nizinski

Symphurus melasmatotheca was originally described as Symphurus melasmatotheca by Munroe & Nizinski in 1990. It belongs to the family Cynoglossidae and subfamily Symphurinae. It is commonly known as Blacktripe tonguefish but has many other common names such as darkbelly tonguefish in USA, Lengua de tripa negra in Mexico, Langue tripe noire in France, Lengua tripa negra in Spain, Blackstripe tonguefish in United Kingdom, Blacktripe tonguefish in United Kingdom. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   melasmatotheca
AuthorWI   Munroe [T. A.] & Nizinski [M. S.]
AuthorNI   Munroe & Nizinski
Qualification   ---
Year   1990
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectiformes
Family   Cynoglossidae
Symphurinae Symphurinae
Genus   Symphurus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Pleuronectiformes
Family   Cynoglossidae
Subfamily   Symphurinae
Genus   Symphurus
Original Name   Symphurus        
Taxon Name   melasmatotheca
Original Combination   Symphurus melasmatotheca
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Symphurus melasmatotheca
OriginalSubGenus   Symphurus
Original Author   Munroe & Nizinski
Original AuthorWI   Munroe [T. A.] & Nizinski [M. S.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1990
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Symphurinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Nicaragua, 12°41.2'-43.0'N, 87°43.0-46.6'W, depth 56 meters.
Types   Paratypes: CAS 24949 (1); SIO 60-90 (5), 65-158 (13), 73-232 (3), 73-278 (12), 73-283 (3); UF 234325-26 [ex UMML 34325-26] (1, 1); plus non-type material.
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   SIO 73-278
Journal   Copeia
Citation   1990 (no. 4)
Page   986
Illustrations   Figs. 1-2

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Symphurus melasmatotheca
Current Species melasmatotheca
Current Genus Symphurus
Current AuthorWI Munroe [T. A.] & Nizinski [M. S.]
Current AuthorNI Munroe & Nizinski
Current Year 1990
Current Family Cynoglossidae
Current Subfamily
Symphurinae Symphurinae

Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Found in moderately deep waters (Ref. 9294). May be caught as a by-catch of trawl fishing (Ref. 9294).
Depth Range From 15 to 111 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Symphurus melasmatotheca  Munroe & Nizinski 1990. Cynoglossidae: Symphurinae.
Name History   •Valid as Symphurus melasmatotheca Munroe & Nizinski 1990 -- (Bussing & López S. 1994:148 [ref. 23101], Munroe et al. in Fischer et al. 1995:1053 [ref. 22829], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:116 [ref. 24545], Evseenko & Shtaut 2000:801 [ref. 25089], Nelson et al. 2004:183 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:189 [ref. 32708]).

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arabicus Symphurus arabicus Chabanaud [P.] 1954Valid
arawak Symphurus arawak Robins [C. R.] & Randall [J. E.] 1965Valid
atramentatus Symphurus atramentatus Jordan [D. S.] & Bollman [C. H.] 1890Valid
atricauda Symphurus atricauda (Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1880)Valid
atricaudus Symphurus atricaudus (Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1880)Synonym
australis Symphurus australis McCulloch [A. R.] 1907Valid
bathyspilus Symphurus bathyspilus Krabbenhoft [T. J.] & Munroe [T. A.] 2003Valid
bergi Symphurus bergi Thompson [W. F.] 1916Synonym
billykrietei Symphurus billykrietei Munroe [T. A.] 1998Valid
brasiliensis Symphurus brasiliensis (Cuvier [G.] in Spix & Agassiz 1831)Synonym
callopterus Symphurus callopterus Munroe [T. A.] & Mahadeva [M. N.] 1989Valid
caribbeanus Symphurus caribbeanus Munroe [T. A.] 1991Valid
chabanaudi Symphurus chabanaudi Mahadeva [M. N.] & Munroe [T. A.] 1990Valid
civitatium Symphurus civitatium Ginsburg [I.] 1951Synonym
civitatum Symphurus civitatum Ginsburg [I.] 1951Valid
civitatus Symphurus civitatus Ginsburg [I.] 1951Synonym
diabolicus Symphurus diabolicus Mahadeva [M. N.] & Munroe [T. A.] 1990Valid
diomedanus Symphurus diomedanus (Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1885)Synonym
diomedeanus Symphurus diomedeanus (Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1885)Valid
diomedianus Symphurus diomedianus (Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1885)Synonym
elongatus Symphurus elongatus (Günther [A.] 1868)Valid
fallax Symphurus fallax Chabanaud [P.] 1957Valid
fasciolaris Symphurus fasciolaris Gilbert [C. H.] 1892Valid
fuscus Symphurus fuscus Brauer [A.] 1906Valid
gilesi Symphurus gilesi (Alcock [A. W.] 1889)Synonym
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