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Gorgasia japonica Abe, Asai & Miki 1977


Currently Accepted Name: Gorgasia japonica Abe, Asai & Miki 1977

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Domain : Eukaryota
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Superclass : Gnathostomata
Grade : Teleostomi
Class : Actinopterygii
Subclass : Neopterygii
Division : Teleostei
Subdivision : Elopomorpha
Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Congridae
Genus : Gorgasia
Species : japonica

Selected Name

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Name: Gorgasia japonica
Author: Abe, Asai & Miki 1977
Genus: Gorgasia
Species: japonica

Current Name

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Current Name: Gorgasia japonica
Current Author: Abe, Asai & Miki 1977
Current Genus: Gorgasia
Current Species: japonica
Current Summary: Gorgasia japonica Abe, Asai & Miki 1977 Congridae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Gorgasia japonica
Original Author: Abe, Asai & Miki 1977
Original Genus Species: Gorgasia japonica
Original Genus: Gorgasia
Original Species: japonica

Original Description

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Original Name:Gorgasia japonica Abe, Asai & Miki 1977
Reference: [ref. 7225]
Journal Acronym: UO
Journal: Uo (Japanese Society of Ichthyology)
Article: Description of a new garden eel from Japan.
Citation: No. 28
Pages: 1-8
Text Page: 1
Illustrations: Pl. 1 (fig. 2)
Type Locality: Near Hachijo-Kojima, 33°07'N, 139°42'E, Japan.
Primary Type: Holotype: ZUMT 53977
Types: Paratypes: (13) ANSP 139242 (1), BPBM 21149 [ex ZUMT] (1), CAS 40744 (1), RMNH 27691 (1), SMF 14310 (1), USNM 218468 (1).
Type Catalog: Böhlke 1984:65 [ref. 13621].


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* Valid as Gorgasia japonica Abe, Miki & Asai 1977.

Robison & Lancraft 1984 - [ref. 6812] - *Gorgasia barnesi* (Congridae: Heterocongrinae), a new garden eel from the Banda Sea. Page: 405

Asano in Masuda et al. 1984 - [ref. 6441] - The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Tokai Univ. Press. Page: 29

Shao 1990 - [ref. 19169] - Garden eels from Taiwan, with description of a new species. Page: 11

Nakabo 2000 - [ref. 25086] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species. Second edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 234

Smith in Randall & Lim 2000 - [ref. 25122] - A checklist of the fishes of the South China Sea. Page: 586

Nakabo 2002 - [ref. 26001] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, English edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 234

Allen & Adrim 2003 - [ref. 26830] - Coral reef fishes of Indonesia. Page: 24

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Salt
Habitat: demersal
Depth Range: No depth range available.
Distribution: Northwestern and southeastern Pacific.


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Maximum Length: 1000mm(TL)
39.37" (TL)


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Gorgasia japonica Abe, Asai & Miki 1977
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Distribution of Gorgasia japonica

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