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Thorogobius ephippiatus

(Lowe 1839)
  

Thorogobius ephippiatus was originally described as Gobius ephippiatus by Lowe in 1839. It belongs to the family Gobiidae. It is commonly known as Leopard-spotted goby and is known in South Africa as Leopard-spotted Goby, in Italy as Ghiozzo leopardo, in Sweden as Leopardbult, in United Kingdom as Leopard-spotted goby. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Norway to Morocco including Madeira and Canary Islands.
Species   ephippiatus
AuthorWI   Lowe [R. T.]
AuthorNI   Lowe
Qualification   ---
Year   1839
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Gobiiformes Gobiiformes
Family   Gobiidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Thorogobius
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Gobiiformes
Family   Gobiidae
Genus   Thorogobius
Original Name   Gobius        
Taxon Name   ephippiatus
Original Combination   Gobius ephippiatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Gobius ephippiatus
OriginalSubGenus   Gobius
Original Author   Lowe
Original AuthorWI   Lowe [R. T.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1839
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Madeira, eastern Atlantic.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   whereabouts unknown
Page   84

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Thorogobius ephippiatus
Current Species   ephippiatus
Current Genus   Thorogobius
Current AuthorWI   Lowe [R. T.]
Current AuthorNI   Lowe
Current Year   1839
Current Family   Gobiidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Depth Range   From 6 to 40 meters.
   
Distribution   Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Norway to Morocco including Madeira and Canary Islands.

Current Summary   Valid as Thorogobius ephippiatus  (Lowe 1839). Gobiidae: Gobiinae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Thorogobius ephippiatus  (Lowe 1839) -- (Miller 1973:512 [ref. 6888], Miller in Whitehead et al. 1986:1082 [ref. 13677], Miller 1990:947 [ref. 19376], Ahnelt & Kovacic 1997:150 [ref. 23095], Santos et al. 1997:103 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:105 [ref. 24952], Vacchi et al. 1999:326 [ref. 24369], Bilecenoglu et al. 2002:136 [ref. 26753], Fricke et al. 2007:107 [ref. 29533], Sauberer & Ahnelt 2008:278 [ref. 29915], Bañon et al. 2010:21 [ref. 31029], Kovacic & Patzner 2011:188 [ref. 31737], Kovacic et al. 2012:441 [ref. 32861]).

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angolensis Thorogobius angolensis (Norman [J. R.] 1935)Valid
forsteri Thorogobius forsteri (Corbin [P. G.] 1958)Synonym
macrolepis Thorogobius macrolepis (Kolombatović [G.] 1891)Valid
rofeni Thorogobius rofeni Miller [P. J.] 1988Valid
thori Thorogobius thori (de Buen [F.] 1928)Synonym
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