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Species in the genus Ablabys: [ 9 ] records


alboguttata, Tetraroge Liénard [F.] in Sauvage 1891:301 [Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar; ref. 14503] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. No types known. Originally as albo-guttata. Based on 'Taenianote à goutelettes blanches' of Liénard 1843:67 [ref. 20927]; description quoted from Liénard. •Synonym of Ablabys taenianotus (Cuvier 1829) - (Fricke 1999:165 [ref. 24106]). •Not a species of Ablabys -- (Chungthanawong & Motomura 2018:119 [ref. 36252]). Current status: Uncertain as Ablabys taenianotus (Cuvier 1829). Synanceiidae: Tetraroginae. Habitat: marine.

binotatus, Apistus Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1855:434 [Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1855; ref. 3449] Ibo, Mozambique, 12°S. Holotype: ZMB 814. Type catalog: Paepke & Fricke 1992:275 [ref. 19946]. Also described as new in Peters 1855:241 [ref. 13448]. •Valid as Ablabys binotatus (Peters 1855) -- (Poss 1986:479 [ref. 6296], Anderson et al. 1998:22 [ref. 23611], Mandrytsa 2001:278 [ref. 25636], Randall & Spreinat 2004:48 [ref. 27610], Prokofiev 2008:304 [ref. 29592], Varghese 2013:1 [ref. 36763], Fricke et al. 2018:136 [ref. 35805], Chungthanawong & Motomura 2018:127 [ref. 36252]). Current status: Valid as Ablabys binotatus (Peters 1855). Synanceiidae: Tetraroginae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: South and East Africa to Madagascar; Gulf of Mannar (southern India). Habitat: marine.

cristagalli, Tetraroge Günther [A.] 1860:134 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 2; ref. 1963] Philippines. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1843.9.30.21. Originally as crista-galli. •Synonym of Ablabys taenianotus (Cuvier 1829) -- (Chungthanawong & Motomura 2018:119 [ref. 36252]). Current status: Synonym of Ablabys taenianotus (Cuvier 1829). Synanceiidae: Tetraroginae. Habitat: marine.

gymnothorax, Ablabys Chungthanawong [S.] & Motomura [H.] 2018:120, Fig. 4 [Ichthyological Research v. 66 (no. 1); ref. 36252] Off Kasasa, Minami-satsuma, Kagoshima, Japan, 31°25'44"N, 130°11'49"E, depth 27 meters. Holotype: KAUM-I. 77808. Paratypes: NMMB, NSMT. •Valid as Ablabys gymnothorax Chungthanawong & Motomura 2018. Current status: Valid as Ablabys gymnothorax Chungthanawong & Motomura 2018. Synanceiidae: Tetraroginae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam. Habitat: marine.

macracanthus, Apistus Bleeker [P.] 1852:267 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 3 (no. 2); ref. 16825] Wahai, northern Ceram, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 5882 (largest of 2). •Valid as Ablabys macracanthus (Bleeker 1852) -- (Poss 1999:2308 [ref. 24796], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:604 [ref. 25122], Mandrytsa 2001:278 [ref. 25636], Allen & Adrim 2003:29 [ref. 26830], Randall & Spreinat 2004:48 [ref. 27610], Prokofiev 2008:302 [ref. 29592], Allen & Erdmann 2012:246 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:55 [ref. 33932], Chungthanawong & Motomura 2018:127 [ref. 36252], Fricke et al. 2019:104 [ref. 36673], Psomadakis et al. 2020:363 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Ablabys macracanthus (Bleeker 1852). Synanceiidae: Tetraroginae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Maldives, Myanmar and Andaman Islands east to New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), north to Philippines. Habitat: marine.

marleyi, Amblyapistus Regan [C. T.] 1919:202, Fig. 5 [Annals of the Durban Museum v. 2 (pt 4) (art. 18); ref. 15230] Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1919.4.1.32. •Synonym of Ablabys binotatus (Peters 1855) -- (Poss 1986:479 [ref. 6296]). Current status: Synonym of Ablabys binotatus (Peters 1855). Synanceiidae: Tetraroginae. Habitat: marine.

pauciporus, Ablabys Chungthanawong [S.] & Motomura [H.] 2018:115, Fig. 1 [Ichthyological Research v. 66 (no. 1); ref. 36252] North of Riptide Cay, Swain Reefs, Queensland, Australia, 20°58'05"S, 151°51'03"E, depth 44 meters. Holotype: QM I.36106. Paratypes: KAUM, QM. •Valid as Ablabys pauciporus Chungthanawong & Motomura 2018. Current status: Valid as Ablabys pauciporus Chungthanawong & Motomura 2018. Synanceiidae: Tetraroginae. Distribution: Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Habitat: marine.

slacksmithi, Amblyapistus (Parocosia) Whitley [G. P.] 1958:45 [Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales v. for 1956-57; ref. 4728] Heron Island, Capricorn Group, Queensland, Australia. Holotype (unique): AMS IB.3898. •Synonym of Ablabys taenianotus (Cuvier 1829) -- (Chungthanawong & Motomura 2018:119 [ref. 36252]). Current status: Synonym of Ablabys taenianotus (Cuvier 1829). Synanceiidae: Tetraroginae. Habitat: marine.

taenianotus, Apistus Cuvier [G.] 1829:168 [Le Règne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Mauritius [questioned in ref. 31980], Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MNHN (apparently lost). Type catalog: Blanc & Hureau 1968:60 [ref. 20738]. Appeared first in footnote in Cuvier 1829:168 [ref. 995] but as Ap. taenianotus, but Ap. tied to a vernacular "Les Apistes" and not to a Latinized generic name. Based on Lacepède 1802, Pl. 3 (fig. 2) [ref. 4929] which Cuvier renamed Apistus taeniatus, while the corresponding text represents a malacanthid. •Valid as Amblyapistus taenianotus (Cuvier 1829) -- (Nakabo in Masuda et al. 1984:319 [ref. 6441]). •Valid as Ablabys taenianotus (Cuvier 1829) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:48 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:439 [ref. 12442], Kuiter 1993:107 [ref. 23929] as taenionotus, Francis 1993:159 [ref. 25479], Randall et al. 1990:78 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:76 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:78 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:102 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:165 [ref. 24106], Poss 1999:2309 [ref. 24796], Nakabo 2000:599 [ref. 25086], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:604 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:162 [ref. 25191], Kimura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:176 [ref. 27511], Mandrytsa 2001:278 [ref. 25636], Hutchins 2001:27 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:599 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:29 [ref. 26830], Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:37 [ref. 27510], Randall & Spreinat 2004:48 [ref. 27610], Randall 2005:129 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:897 [ref. 29078], Prokofiev 2008:304 [ref. 29592], Fricke et al. 2009:41 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:93 [ref. 31256], Fricke et al. 2011:380 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:246 [ref. 31980], Ogihara & Motomura 2012:142 [ref. 32409], Larson et al. 2013:83 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:55 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:23 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:136 [ref. 35805], Chungthanawong & Motomura 2018:119 [ref. 36252], Motomura in Kimura et al. 2018:79 [ref. 36460], Fricke et al. 2019:105 [ref. 36673], Psomadakis et al. 2020:363 [ref. 37272], Akaike et al. 2021:21 [ref. 38809]). Current status: Valid as Ablabys taenianotus (Cuvier 1829). Synanceiidae: Tetraroginae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Philippines and Fiji, north to Kagoshima Prefecture (southern Japan), south to Western Australia and Queensland (Australia), Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Habitat: marine.


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