Harpadon squamosus

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Taxonavigation: Synodontoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Section: Aulopa
Ordo: Aulopiformes
Subordo: Synodontoidei

Familia: Synodontidae
Genus: Harpadon
Species: Harpadon squamosus


Harpadon squamosus (Alcock, 1891: 127)

Syntypes: BMNH 1891.9.2.5 [ex ZSI F13096] (1); ZSI F13084-86 (3), F13088 (1), F13090-95 (6).

Type locality: Bay of Bengal, 15°56'50"N, 81°30'30"E, Investigator station 120, depth 240–276 fathoms.


  • Harpodon squamosus Alcock, 1891


  • Alcock, A.W. 1891. Class Pisces. In: II. – Natural history notes from H. M. Indian marine survey steamer Investigator, Commander R. F. Hoskyn, R. N., commanding. Series II., 1. On the results of deep-sea dredging during the season 1890–91. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 6) 8(43/44): 16–34 (1 July); 119–138 (1 Aug.), Pls. 7–8.
  • Alcock, A.W. 1900. Illustrations of the zoology of the Royal Indian marine surveying steamer Investigator, … Fishes. Calcutta. 7: no p., Pls. 27–35.


  • Harpadon squamosus in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2020. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 12/2019.