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Ostichthys archiepiscopus (Valenciennes 1862)


Currently Accepted Name: Ostichthys archiepiscopus (Valenciennes 1862)

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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 : Acanthopterygii
Series : Percomorpha
Order : Beryciformes
Family : Holocentridae
Genus : Ostichthys
Species : archiepiscopus

Selected Name

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Name: Ostichthys archiepiscopus
Author: (Valenciennes 1862)
Genus: Ostichthys
Species: archiepiscopus

Current Name

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Current Name: Ostichthys archiepiscopus
Current Author: (Valenciennes 1862)
Current Genus: Ostichthys
Current Species: archiepiscopus
Current Summary: Ostichthys archiepiscopus (Valenciennes 1862) Holocentridae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Myripristis archiepiscopus
Original Author: Valenciennes 1862
Original Genus Species: Myripristis archiepiscopus
Original Genus: Myripristis
Original Species: archiepiscopus

Original Description

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Original Name:Myripristis archiepiscopus Valenciennes 1862
Reference: [ref. 4506]
Journal Acronym: CRHSAS
Journal: Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences
Article: Description de quelques espèces nouvelles de poissons envoyées de Bourbon par M. Morel, directeur du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de cette île.
Citation: v. 54
Pages: 1165-1170; (suite) 1201-1207
Text Page: 1169 [5]
Type Locality: Réunion I.
Types: Syntypes MNHN 2589 (1), A-8095 (1, dry)
Type Catalog: Bauchot 1970:20 [ref. 20740] as holotype (A.8095) and paratype.
Comments: On p. 5 of separate.


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* Valid as Ostichthys archiepiscopus (Valenciennes 1862).

Yamakawa in Okamura et al. 1982 - [ref. 8256] - Fishes of the Kyushu-Palau Ridge and Tosa Bay. The intensive research of unexploited fishery resources on continental slopes. Japan Fisheries Resource Conservation Association, Tokyo. Page: 209, 368

Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984 - [ref. 6441] - The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Tokai Univ. Press. Page: 114

Randall & Heemstra 1986 - [ref. 5707] - Family No. 132: Holocentridae (pp. 415-427). In: Smiths' Sea Fishes (Smith & Heemstra 1986 [ref. 5715]). Page: 425

Randall & Wrobel 1988 - [ref. 12743] - A new species of soldierfish of the genus *Ostichthys* and records of *O. archiepiscopus* and *O. sandix* from Tahiti. Page: 243

Kotlyar 1996 - [ref. 23292] - Beryciform fishes of the world ocean. VNIRO Publishing. Page: 89

Kotlyar 1998 - [ref. 24674] - Species composition and distribution of holocentrids in the oceans of the world (Holocentridae, Beryciformes). Page: 209

Fricke 1999 - [ref. 24106] - Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez). An annotated checklist with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books. Page: 133

Randall & Greenfield 1999 - [ref. 24790] - Family Holocentridae. In: Carpenter and Niem 1999 [ref. 24768]. Page: 2246

Nakabo 2000 - [ref. 25086] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species. Second edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 494

Nakabo 2002 - [ref. 26001] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, English edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 494

Myers & Donaldson 2003 - [ref. 27495] - The fishes of the Mariana Islands. Page: 616

Mundy 2005 - [ref. 28379] - Checklist of the fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletins in Zoology. Page: 309

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Salt
Habitat: bathydemersal
Depth Range: 146.0 to 360.0 metres
479.0 to 1181.1 feet
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific from the Réunion Island, Ryukyu Islands, Hawaiian Islands, and Tahiti.


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Maximum Length: 320mm


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Ostichthys archiepiscopus (Valenciennes 1862)
new combination
Myripristis archiepiscopus Valenciennes 1862original combinationNo
Ostichthys pillwaxii (Steindachner 1893)junior synonymNo


Common Names

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Common NameUsed InLanguage
Longsnout soldierFishWiseEnglish
Longsnout soldierSouth AfricaEnglish
Longsnout soldierSmiths' Sea FishesEnglish
Langsnoet-soldaatSouth AfricaAfrikaans
Straighthead soldierfishUnited KingdomEnglish
Esquilo focinhudoMozambiquePortuguese
Marignan cuirasséFranceFrench

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SFSA Japan Jack Randall Hawaiian Is., Honolulu, Oahu I.

Distribution of Ostichthys archiepiscopus

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