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Prionurus microlepidotus Lacepède 1804


Currently Accepted Name: Prionurus microlepidotus Lacepède 1804

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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 : Perciformes
Suborder : Acanthuroidei
Family : Acanthuridae
Genus : Prionurus
Species : microlepidotus

Selected Name

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Name: Prionurus microlepidotus
Author: Lacepède 1804
Genus: Prionurus
Species: microlepidotus

Current Name

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Current Name: Prionurus microlepidotus
Current Author: Lacepède 1804
Current Genus: Prionurus
Current Species: microlepidotus
Current Summary: Prionurus microlepidotus Lacepède 1804 Acanthuridae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Prionurus microlepidotus
Original Author: Lacepède 1804
Original Genus Species: Prionurus microlepidotus
Original Genus: Prionurus
Original Species: microlepidotus

Original Description

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Original Name:Prionurus microlepidotus Lacepède 1804
Reference: [ref. 12515]
Journal Acronym: ANMNHNP
Journal: Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle Paris
Article: Mémoire sur plusieurs animaux de la Nouvelle Hollande dont la description n'a pas encore été publiée.
Citation: v. 4
Pages: 184-211
Drawings: 4 pls.
Text Page: 205, 211
Type Locality: No locality [= N. S. W., Australia, Voyage of Péron]
Primary Type: Holotype (unique): MNHN A-7004
Type Catalog: Bauchot & Randall 1996:63 [ref. 22195].


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* Valid as Prionurus microlepidotus Lacepède 1804.

Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975 - [ref. 7348] - Fishes of the Sea of Japan and adjacent territories of the Okhotsk and Yellow Sea. Part 4. Teleostomi. XXIX. Perciformes. 2. Blennioidei - 13. Gobioidei. (CXLV. Fam. Anarhichadidae--CLXXV. Fam. Periophthalmidae). Page: 240

Randall et al. 1990 - [ref. 15987] - Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Page: 433

Kuiter 1993 - [ref. 23929] - Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. Page: 370

Francis 1993 - [ref. 25479] - Checklist of the coastal fishes of Lord Howe, Norfolk, and Kermadec Island, southwest Pacific Ocean. Page: 167

Kuiter 1997 - [ref. 25488] - Guide to sea fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Page: 372

Randall et al. 1997 - [ref. 25919] - Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Page: 433

Sokolovskaya et al. 1998 - [ref. 24670] - A list of fishes of the Peter the Great Bay (the Sea of Japan). Page: 13

Johnson 1999 - [ref. 25471] - Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Page: 750

Kuiter & Debelius 2001 - [ref. 26232] - Surgeonfishes, rabbitfishes and their relatives. A comprehensive guide to Acanthuroidei. Page: 132

Randall 2001 - [ref. 25804] - *Prionurus chrysurus*, a new species of surgeonfish (Acanthuridae) from cool upwelled seas of southern Indonesia. Page: 161

Randall 2001 - [ref. 26301] - Families Zanclidae, Acanthuridae. In: Carpenter & Niem 2001 [ref. 26276]. Page: 3665

* Synonym of Prionurus scalprus Valenciennes 1835.

Youn 2002 - [ref. 26218] - Fishes of Korea, with pictorial key and systematic list. Page: 670

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Brack & Salt
Habitat: reef-associated - Occurs along rocky shores and feeds on benthic algae. Juveniles found in estuaries and bays (Ref. 9710).
Depth Range: No depth range available.
Distribution: Southwestern Pacific.


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Maximum Length: 700mm(TL)
27.56" (TL)


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Prionurus microlepidotus Lacepède 1804
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Common Names

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Common NameUsed InLanguage
Sixplate sawtailFishWiseEnglish
Sixplate sawtailAustraliaEnglish

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Jack Randall Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliot Island

Distribution of Prionurus microlepidotus

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