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Semaprochilodus theraponura (Fowler 1906)


Currently Accepted Name: Semaprochilodus insignis (Jardine 1841)

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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 : Ostariophysi
Series : Otophysi
Order : Characiformes
Family : Prochilodontidae
Genus : Semaprochilodus
Species : theraponura

Selected Name

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Name: Semaprochilodus theraponura
Author: (Fowler 1906)
Genus: Semaprochilodus
Species: theraponura

Current Name

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Current Name: Semaprochilodus insignis
Current Author: (Jardine 1841)
Current Genus: Semaprochilodus
Current Species: insignis
Current Summary: Semaprochilodus insignis (Jardine 1841) Prochilodontidae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Prochilodus theraponura
Original Author: Fowler 1906
Original Genus Species: Prochilodus theraponura
Original Genus: Prochilodus
Original Species: theraponura

Original Description

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Original Name:Prochilodus theraponura Fowler 1906
Reference: [ref. 1373]
Journal Acronym: PANSP
Journal: Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Article: Further knowledge of some heterognathus fishes. Part I.
Citation: v. 58
Pages: 293-351
Text Page: 313
Illustrations: Fig. 14
Type Locality: Ambyiacu R., Ecuador.
Primary Type: Holotype (unique): ANSP 8033
Type Catalog: Böhlke 1984:148 [ref. 13621].


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* Valid as Semaprochilodus theraponura (Fowler 1906).

Ortega & Vari 1986 - [ref. 9708] - Annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Peru. Page: 11

* Synonym of Semaprochilodus insignis (Jardine & Schomburgk 1841).

Castro & Vari in Reis et al. 2003 - [ref. 27061] - Check list of the freshwater fishes of South and Central America. Page: 68

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Fresh
Habitat: pelagic
Depth Range: No depth range available.
Distribution: ---


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Maximum Length: 350mm(TL)
13.78" (TL)


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Semaprochilodus theraponura (Fowler 1906)
new combination
Prochilodus insignis Jardine 1841misidentificationNo
Prochilodus theraponura Fowler 1906original combinationNo


Common Names

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Common NameUsed InLanguage
Kissing prochilodusFishWiseEnglish
Kissing prochilodusUSAEnglish

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Distribution of Semaprochilodus insignis

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