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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpsanus tau (Linnaeus, 1766) 
AphiaID: 158782

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBatrachoidiformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBatrachoididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBatrachoidinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpsanus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpsanus Rafinesque, 1818
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGadus tau Linnaeus, 1766
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpsanus cerapalus Rafinesque, 1818
Sources  basis of record Collette, B.B., and G. Klein-MacPhee (eds.). 2002. Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine, 3rd edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London. 748 p. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoroyster toadfish  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (4 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (198 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (24 nucleotides; 22 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Florida to Cape Cod, straying northward to Maine. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat benthic [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158782
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-27 07:39:43Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Opsanus tau (Linnaeus, 1766). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158782 on 2014-08-21
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