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Chrysoblephus laticeps (Valenciennes 1830)


Currently Accepted Name: Chrysoblephus laticeps (Valenciennes 1830)

Selected Name | Current Name | Original Name | Original Description | Bibliography | Distribution & Habitat | Anatomy | Synonyms | Common Names | Map

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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 : Cyclosquamata
Order : Aulopiformes
Suborder : Percoidei
Family : Sparidae
Genus : Chrysoblephus
Species : laticeps

Selected Name

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Name: Chrysoblephus laticeps
Author: (Valenciennes 1830)
Genus: Chrysoblephus
Species: laticeps

Current Name

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Current Name: Chrysoblephus laticeps
Current Author: (Valenciennes 1830)
Current Genus: Chrysoblephus
Current Species: laticeps
Current Summary: Chrysoblephus laticeps (Valenciennes 1830) Sparidae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Chrysophrys laticeps
Original Author: Valenciennes 1830
Original Genus Species: Chrysophrys laticeps
Original Genus: Chrysophrys
Original Species: laticeps

Original Description

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Original Name:Chrysophrys laticeps Valenciennes 1830
Reference: [ref. 996]
Journal Acronym: BOOK
Journal: Historie naturelle des poissons.
Article: Historie naturelle des poissons. Tome Sixième. Livre sixième. Partie I. Des Sparoïdes; Partie II. Des Ménides.
Citation: v. 6
Pages: i-xxiv + 6 pp. + 1-559
Drawings: Pls. 141-169
Text Page: 122
Type Locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Types: Syntypes: MNHN A-8068 (1, dry), A-8070 (1, dry), A-8076 (1, dry).
Type Catalog: Bauchot & Daget 1972:46 [ref. 20898].


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* Valid as Chrysoblephus laticeps (Valenciennes 1830).

Smith & Smith 1986 - [ref. 5710] - Family No. 183: Sparidae (pp. 580-594). In: Smiths' Sea Fishes (Smith & Heemstra 1986 [ref. 5715]). Page: 584

Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993 - [ref. 25472] - FAO Species Identification Field Guide for Fisheries Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of Namibia. FAO, Rome Page: 161

Fricke 1999 - [ref. 24106] - Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez). An annotated checklist with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books. Page: 290

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Salt
Habitat: demersal - This species falls under the category of "Collapsed stocks" -- Those species whose adult (spawning ) populations stand at less than 25% of historical levels.
Depth Range: No depth range available.
Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic and southwestern Indian Ocean: southern Africa.


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Maximum Length: 500mm(TL)
19.69" (TL)


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Chrysoblephus laticeps (Valenciennes 1830)
new combination
Chrysophrys laticeps Valenciennes 1830original combinationNo
Chrysoblephus algoensis (Castelnau 1861)junior synonymNo
Chrysophrys pugicephalus Gilchrist & Thompson 1909junior synonymNo


Common Names

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Common NameUsed InLanguage
Roman seabreamFishWiseEnglish
Roman seabreamUnited KingdomEnglish
RomanSmiths' Sea FishesEnglish
RomanSouth AfricaAfrikaans
Sargo montura blancaSpainSpanish
Sargo romanoMozambiquePortuguese
Spare à selle blancheFranceFrench

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Phil Heemstra No Location Data Available Dennis Polack South Africa, Cape Town, Two Oceans Aquarium
Dennis Polack South Africa, Cape Town, Two Oceans Aquarium Dennis Polack South Africa, Cape Town, Two Oceans Aquarium

Distribution of Chrysoblephus laticeps

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