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Aidablennius sphynx (Valenciennes 1836)


Currently Accepted Name: Aidablennius sphynx (Valenciennes 1836)

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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 : Blennioidei
Family : Blenniidae
Genus : Aidablennius
Species : sphynx

Selected Name

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Name: Aidablennius sphynx
Author: (Valenciennes 1836)
Genus: Aidablennius
Species: sphynx

Current Name

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Current Name: Aidablennius sphynx
Current Author: (Valenciennes 1836)
Current Genus: Aidablennius
Current Species: sphynx
Current Summary: Aidablennius sphynx (Valenciennes 1836) Blenniidae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Blennius sphynx
Original Author: Valenciennes 1836
Original Genus Species: Blennius sphynx
Original Genus: Blennius
Original Species: sphynx

Original Description

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Original Name:Blennius sphynx Valenciennes 1836
Reference: [ref. 1005]
Journal Acronym: BOOK
Journal: Historie naturelle des poissons.
Article: Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome onzième. Livre treizième. De la famille des Mugiloïdes. Livre quatorzième. De la famille des Gobioïdes.
Citation: v. 11
Pages: i-xx + 1-506 + 2 pp.
Drawings: Pls. 307-343
Text Page: 226
Illustrations: Pl. 321
Type Locality: Naples, Italy.
Types: Syntypes: MNHN A-2050 (2).
Type Catalog: Bauchot 1967:14 [ref. 20734].
Comments: Spelled *sphinx* by Günther 1861:221 [ref. 1964]; original spelling is *Sphynx*.


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* Valid as Blennius sphynx Valenciennes 1836.

Bath 1973 - [ref. 7212] - Blenniidae (pp. 519-527). In: Hureau & Monod 1973 [ref. 6590]. Page: 524

* Valid as Aidablennius sphynx (Valenciennes 1836).

Zander in Whitehead et al. 1986 - [ref. 13677] - Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Vol. III. UNESCO Page: 1097

Bath 1996 - [ref. 22687] - Beitrag zur Osteologie der Arten der Tribus Parablenniini. Die Beziehungen der Knochen des Schädeldaches zum Seitenorgan-System und zu den Weichteilbildungen der Kopfoberseite sowie die systematische Bedeutung der Befunde nebst Bemerkungen zu *Lupinoblennius dispar* Herre 1942. (Pisces: Blenniidae). Page: 90

Gharred et al. 1998 - [ref. 23486] - Inventaire systématique des Blenniidae des côtes tunisiennes. Page: 101

Bilecenoglu et al. 2002 - [ref. 26753] - Checklist of the marine fishes of Turkey. Page: 121

Parin 2003 - [ref. 28536] - An annotated catalogue of fish-like vertebrates and fishes of the seas of Russia and adjacent countries: Part 3. Orders Perciformes (excluding suborders Gobioidei, Zoarcoidei and Stichaeoidei) and Tetraodontiformes. Page: S21
Comment: as *sphinx*

Vassilev & Pehlivanov 2005 - [ref. 28369] - Checklist of Bulgarian freshwater fishes. Page: 180

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Salt
Habitat: demersal
Depth Range: No depth range available.
Distribution: Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean and adjacent seas.


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Maximum Length: 80mm


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Aidablennius sphynx (Valenciennes 1836)
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Blennius sphinx original combinationNo


Common Names

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Common NameUsed InLanguage
Blennie sphinxFranceFAO/French
Dormilaga de rocaSpainFAO/Spanish
Morskaya sobachkUkraineRussian

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Distribution of Aidablennius sphynx

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