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Radiicephalus elongatus


Radiicephalus elongatus was originally described as Radiicephalus elongatus by Osório in 1917. It belongs to the family Radiicephalidae. It is commonly known as Tapertail and is known Tapertail in South Africa, Tapertail in South Africa, Spitsstert in South Africa. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   elongatus
AuthorWI   Osório [B.]
AuthorNI   Osório
Qualification   ---
Year   1917
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Lampriformes Lampriformes
Family   Radiicephalidae
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Genus   Radiicephalus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Lampriformes
Family   Radiicephalidae
Genus   Radiicephalus
Original Name   Radiicephalus        
Taxon Name   elongatus
Original Combination   Radiicephalus elongatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Radiicephalus elongatus
OriginalSubGenus   Radiicephalus
Original Author   Osório
Original AuthorWI   Osório [B.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1917
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Coast of Morocco, Discovery station 6187, 34°17'N, 8°00'W, depth 570 meters.
Types   Paralectotypes: (1, destroyed by fire 1978).
Primary Code   Neotype
Primary Type   BMNH 1967.10.2.1
Journal   Arq. Univ. Lisboa
Citation   1917 (no. 4)
Page   114
Illustrations   Pl. 2 (figs. 2-4) [= Pl. 30 (figs. 2-4)]

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Radiicephalus elongatus
Current Species elongatus
Current Genus Radiicephalus
Current AuthorWI Osório [B.]
Current AuthorNI Osório
Current Year 1917
Current Family Radiicephalidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Has the ability to discharge dark brown fluid from the ink-sac when alarmed. Feeds on lantern-fishes (@Myctophidae@) and possibly euphausiid crustaceans (Ref. 6739).

Current Summary   Valid as Radiicephalus elongatus  Osório 1917. Radiicephalidae.
Name History   •Valid as Radiicephalus elongatus Osório 1917 -- (Harrisson & Palmer 1968 [ref. 21242], Palmer 1973:331 [ref. 7195], Heemstra & Kannemeyer 1984:23 [ref. 5349], Palmer in Whitehead et al. 1986:733 [ref. 13676], Heemstra & Kannemeyer 1986:402 [ref. 5666], Aguiar & Quéro 1990:647 [ref. 17478], Santos et al. 1997:51 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:74 [ref. 24952], Olney 1999:1972 [ref. 24751], Olney in Randall & Lim 2000:594 [ref. 25122], Olney 2003:956 [ref. 27007], Mundy 2005:237 [ref. 28379], Bray 2008:295 [ref. 30620], Roberts 2012:55 [ref. 32187], Olney & Roberts 2016:1934 [ref. 34578], Angulo & López-Sánchez 2017:587 [ref. 35166], Koeda & Ho 2018:214 [ref. 36253], Carneiro et al. 2019:128 [ref. 37250]).

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