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Trichonotus elegans

Shimada & Yoshino
  

Trichonotus elegans was originally described as Trichonotus elegans by Shimada & Yoshino in 1984. It belongs to the family Trichonotidae. It is commonly known as Ryûgû-beraginpo and is known in Australia as Elegant sand diver , in Japan as Ryûgû-beraginpo, in Micronesia, Federated States as Long-rayed sanddiver. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Indo-West Pacific: Madive Islands to East Indian region to Micronesia, Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands.
Species   elegans
AuthorWI   Shimada [K.] & Yoshino [T.]
AuthorNI   Shimada & Yoshino
Qualification   ---
Year   1984
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Trachiniformes Trachiniformes
Family   Trichonotidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Trichonotus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Trachiniformes
Family   Trichonotidae
Genus   Trichonotus
Original Name   Trichonotus        
Taxon Name   elegans
Original Combination   Trichonotus elegans
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Trichonotus elegans
OriginalSubGenus   Trichonotus
Original Author   Shimada & Yoshino
Original AuthorWI   Shimada [K.] & Yoshino [T.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1984
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   South-southeast of Hatoma Island, Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, 24°28'N, 123°49'E, depth about 20 meters.
Types   Paratypes: FAKU 107000-01 (2, not seen in 1997); NSMT-P 23035-36 (2); URM-P 6403 (1), 6405 (1), 6407 (1), 6410-12 (3).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   URM-P 6413
Journal   Jpn. J. Ichthyol.
Citation   v. 31 (no. 1)
Page   15
Illustrations   Figs. 1-4

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Trichonotus elegans
Current Species   elegans
Current Genus   Trichonotus
Current AuthorWI   Shimada [K.] & Yoshino [T.]
Current AuthorNI   Shimada & Yoshino
Current Year   1984
Current Family   Trichonotidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Found hovering above sandy slopes.
Depth Range   From 10 to 30 meters.
   
Distribution   Indo-West Pacific: Madive Islands to East Indian region to Micronesia, Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands.

Current Summary   Valid as Trichonotus elegans  Shimada & Yoshino 1984. Trichonotidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Trichonotus elegans  Shimada & Yoshino 1984 -- (Shimada & Yoshino 1984:18 [ref. 6733], Yoshino & Shimada in Masuda et al. 1984:292 [ref. 6441], Randall et al. 1990:358 [ref. 15987], Randall & Tarr 1994:311 [ref. 21640], Randall 1995:306 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:222 [ref. 23977], Anderson et al. 1998:26 [ref. 23611], Myers 1999:214 [ref. 23965], Nakabo 2000:1069 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:387 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:40 [ref. 25847], Nelson 2001:3512 [ref. 26284], Nakabo 2002:1069 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:52 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:638 [ref. 27495], Randall 2005:467 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Bray 2006:1496 [ref. 29000], Katayama & Endo 2010:1 [ref. 30819], Allen & Erdmann 2012:760 [ref. 31980]).

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arabicus Trichonotus arabicus Randall [J. E.] & Tarr [A. B.] 1994Valid
blochii Trichonotus blochii Castelnau [F. L. de] 1875Valid
cyclograptus Trichonotus cyclograptus (Alcock [A. W.] 1890)Valid
filamentosus Trichonotus filamentosus (Steindachner [F.] 1867)Valid
halstead Trichonotus halstead Clark [E.] & Pohle [M.] 1996Valid
marleyi Trichonotus marleyi (Smith [J. L. B.] 1936)Valid
nikii Trichonotus nikii Clark [E.] & von Schmidt [K.] 1966Valid
polyophthalmus Trichonotus polyophthalmus Bleeker [P.] 1854Synonym
setiger Trichonotus setiger Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801Valid
setigerus Trichonotus setigerus Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801Spelling
somaliensis Trichonotus somaliensis Katayama [E.], Motomura [H.] & Endo [H.] 2012Valid
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