WoRMS taxon details

Heteropriacanthus fulgens (Lowe, 1838)

1562041  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1562041)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Etymology The specific name is from the Latin fulgens, meaning shining or glittering, which might refer to the silver white...  
Etymology The specific name is from the Latin fulgens, meaning shining or glittering, which might refer to the silver white reticulate pattern on the body when alive. [details]

Nomenclature Hureau (1973, 1990) listed Serranus rufus Bowdich, 1825 as junior synonym of Priacanthus cruentatus, although it was not...  
Nomenclature Hureau (1973, 1990) listed Serranus rufus Bowdich, 1825 as junior synonym of Priacanthus cruentatus, although it was not treated in Starnes (1988). Judging from the elements of the pectoral (16), anal (II, 9) and caudal fin (19, branched) in the original description, the name can be excluded from Heteropriacanthus, which has P. 17–19, A. III,13–14 and C. 16 (including two unbranched rays), respectively. The closest similar priacanthid species is Pristigenys alta (Gill, 1862), which occurs only in the western Atlantic and has never been recorded from the eastern Atlantic (based on the records of Fishbase (www.fishbase.org)). Thus, we exclude the name from the
synonymy.
The most senior available name with type locality from the NE Atlantic is Priacanthus fulgens Lowe, 1838. Although Hureau (1973, 1990) included this name as a junior synonym of Priacanthus arenatus Cuvier, 1829, Starnes (1988) stated "...There apparently is no type extant but the description and good illustration clearly are
referable to cruentatus based on preopercular spine, fin configurations and pigmentation." We concur. Moreover, from the illustration (Fig. 4A), the fish has a relatively deep body (ca. 43%), deep caudal peduncle (10%), and a slightly posterior origin of the dorsal fin right above the pectoral fin base, which is identical to specimens examined by us. As there is no type known and the only known specimen collected from off Madeira is a small fish (AMNH 16871), a neotype (CAS 239122, Fig. 4B) collected from an adjacent region, the Canary Islands, is designated in order to fix the diagnostic characters. [details]
WoRMS (2022). Heteropriacanthus fulgens (Lowe, 1838). Accessed at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1562041 on 2022-09-26
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status source Fernandez-Silva, I.; HO, H.-C. (2017). Revision of the circumtropical glasseye fish Heteropriacanthus cruentatus (Perciformes: Priacanthidae), with resurrection of two species. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4273(3): 341., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4273.3.2 [details]   
 
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Etymology The specific name is from the Latin fulgens, meaning shining or glittering, which might refer to the silver white reticulate pattern on the body when alive. [details]

Nomenclature Hureau (1973, 1990) listed Serranus rufus Bowdich, 1825 as junior synonym of Priacanthus cruentatus, although it was not treated in Starnes (1988). Judging from the elements of the pectoral (16), anal (II, 9) and caudal fin (19, branched) in the original description, the name can be excluded from Heteropriacanthus, which has P. 17–19, A. III,13–14 and C. 16 (including two unbranched rays), respectively. The closest similar priacanthid species is Pristigenys alta (Gill, 1862), which occurs only in the western Atlantic and has never been recorded from the eastern Atlantic (based on the records of Fishbase (www.fishbase.org)). Thus, we exclude the name from the
synonymy.
The most senior available name with type locality from the NE Atlantic is Priacanthus fulgens Lowe, 1838. Although Hureau (1973, 1990) included this name as a junior synonym of Priacanthus arenatus Cuvier, 1829, Starnes (1988) stated "...There apparently is no type extant but the description and good illustration clearly are
referable to cruentatus based on preopercular spine, fin configurations and pigmentation." We concur. Moreover, from the illustration (Fig. 4A), the fish has a relatively deep body (ca. 43%), deep caudal peduncle (10%), and a slightly posterior origin of the dorsal fin right above the pectoral fin base, which is identical to specimens examined by us. As there is no type known and the only known specimen collected from off Madeira is a small fish (AMNH 16871), a neotype (CAS 239122, Fig. 4B) collected from an adjacent region, the Canary Islands, is designated in order to fix the diagnostic characters. [details]
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English bright glasseye [from synonym]  [details]