Macrognathus maculatus (Cuvier 1832)

Ng, Casey Keat Chuan, Lim, Teow Yeong, Ahmad, Amirrudin & Khaironizam, Md Zain, 2019, Provisional checklist of freshwater fish diversity and distribution in Perak, Malaysia, and some latest taxonomic concerns, Zootaxa 4567 (3), pp. 515-545: 533

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4567.3.5

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scientific name

Macrognathus maculatus (Cuvier 1832)
status

 

Macrognathus maculatus (Cuvier 1832) 

Mastacembelus perakensis: Herre & Myers 1937: 74  (Bukit Merah reservoir).

Macrognathus maculatus: Ahmad et al., 2014: 21  (Sungkai Wildlife Reserve); Ahmad & Zakaria-Ismail, 2014: 415 (Sg. Ketir; Sg. Tiang); Shafiq et al., 2014: 826 (Sg. Ara); Authors' data (Jalong; Lata Ulu Chepor).

Remarks. Mastacembelus perakensis  was first described by Herre & Myers (1937) as they observed their material was different from its closest congener M. maculatus  (without vs. with preopercular spine). Subsequently, Sufi (1956) reported that the presence of a preopercular spine may be variable in some Mastacembelids and the spine can be pungent or hidden beneath the skin. Thereon Sufi (1956) treated M. perakensis  as a doubtful species but he/ she did not examine the holotype. The holotype was eventually examined and confirmed to possess a preopercular spine by Roberts (1989) and it was synonymized with M. maculatus  . We note that Kottelat (2013) lists M. perakensis  as a valid species although no reference is provided. We therefore follow Roberts (1989) by treating M. perakensis  as a junior synonym of M. maculatus  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Synbranchiformes

Family

Mastacembelidae

Genus

Macrognathus

Loc

Macrognathus maculatus (Cuvier 1832)

Ng, Casey Keat Chuan, Lim, Teow Yeong, Ahmad, Amirrudin & Khaironizam, Md Zain 2019
2019
Loc

Mastacembelus perakensis: Herre & Myers 1937 : 74

Herre, A. W. C. T. & Myers, G. S. 1937: 74