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Melodichthys hadrocephalus Nielsen & Cohen 1986


Currently Accepted Name: Melodichthys hadrocephalus Nielsen & Cohen 1986

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Domain : Eukaryota
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Superclass : Gnathostomata
Grade : Teleostomi
Class : Actinopterygii
Subclass : Neopterygii
Division : Teleostei
Subdivision : Euteleostei
Superorder : Paracanthopterygii
Order : Ophidiiformes
Family : Bythitidae
Genus : Melodichthys
Species : hadrocephalus

Selected Name

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Name: Melodichthys hadrocephalus
Author: Nielsen & Cohen 1986
Genus: Melodichthys
Species: hadrocephalus

Current Name

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Current Name: Melodichthys hadrocephalus
Current Author: Nielsen & Cohen 1986
Current Genus: Melodichthys
Current Species: hadrocephalus
Current Summary: Melodichthys hadrocephalus Nielsen & Cohen 1986 Bythitidae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Melodichthys hadrocephalus
Original Author: Nielsen & Cohen 1986
Original Genus Species: Melodichthys hadrocephalus
Original Genus: Melodichthys
Original Species: hadrocephalus

Original Description

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Original Name:Melodichthys hadrocephalus Nielsen & Cohen 1986
Reference: [ref. 6039]
Journal Acronym: CYB
Journal: Cybium
Article: *Melodichthys*, a new genus with two new species of upper bathyal bythitids (Pisces, Ophidiiformes).
Citation: v. 10 (no. 4)
Pages: 381-387
Text Page: 383
Illustrations: Figs. 1-3
Type Locality: Celtic Sea, 48°00'N, 8°00'W, 300-400 m.
Primary Type: Holotype (unique): MNHN 1986-0392


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* Valid as Melodichthys hadrocephalus Nielsen & Cohen 1986.

Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999 - [ref. 24448] - FAO species catalogue. Volume 18. Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiirorm fishes known to date. Page: 124

Nielsen et al. 2004 - [ref. 27738] - Reassignment of *Melodichthys paxtoni* to the genus *Fiordichthys* (Teleostei, Bythitidae). Page: 40

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Salt
Habitat: No habitat information has been entered yet.
Depth Range: No depth range available.
Distribution: Eastern North Pacific.


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Maximum Length: No length available.


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No synonyms are available for this name combination.


Common Names

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No common names are available for this name combination.

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Distribution of Melodichthys hadrocephalus

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