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Species in the family or subfamily Alepisauridae: [ 10 ] records


aesculapius, Alepidosaurus Bean [T. H.] in Jordan & Gilbert 1883:888 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 16; ref. 2476] Iliuliuk, Unalaska Island, Alaska, U.S.A. Holotype: USNM 27705 (skin). Author is T. H. Bean. Appeared first as above, then in Bean 1883:661 [ref. 9282]. •Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833 -- (Post 1990:387 [ref. 15233], Gomon et al. 1994:275 [ref. 22532], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:235 [ref. 25968], Parin et al. 2014:152 [ref. 33547]). Current status: Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833. Alepisauridae. Habitat: marine.

altivelis, Alepisaurus Poey [F.] 1860:302 [Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 3499] Cuba. No types known. Published July 1860. •Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833 -- (Gibbs & Wilimovsky 1966:493 [ref. 24558], Post 1990:387 [ref. 15233]). Current status: Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833. Alepisauridae. Habitat: marine.

azureus, Alepisaurus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1850:530 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 22; ref. 1014] Gran Canaria Island, Canary Islands. No types known. •Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833 -- (Gibbs & Wilimovsky 1966:493 [ref. 24558]). Current status: Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833. Alepisauridae. Habitat: marine.

borealis, Alepidosaurus (Caulopus) Gill [T. N.] 1862:128 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 14; ref. 1660] Puget Sound, Washington, U.S.A. Holotype (unique): USNM 9274. •Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833 -- (Post 1990:387 [ref. 15233], Gomon et al. 1994:275 [ref. 22532], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:235 [ref. 25968], Mundy 2005:210 [ref. 28379]). Current status: Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833. Alepisauridae. Habitat: marine.

brevirostris, Alepisaurus Gibbs [R. H., Jr.] 1960:2, Figs. 1 (top), 2 (left) [Breviora No. 123; ref. 11913] Western North Atlantic, 38°49'N, 64°02'W. Holotype: USNM 186197. Paratypes: ANSP 98566 (1), BMNH 1960.7.12.1 (1), CAS 79535 (1), CUMV, MMF, MCZ 40635 (1), MNHN 1960-0577 (1), SIO 60-164 (1), CAS-SU 54416 (1), TU 22990 (1), UF 206544 [ex UMML 6544] (1), UMMZ 177186 (1). Type catalog: Suttkus 1970:117 [ref. 20861], Böhlke 1984:18 [ref. 13621], Bart & Taylor 1993:31 [ref. 20906]. •Valid as Alepisaurus brevirostris Gibbs 1960 -- (Gibbs & Wilimovsky 1966:489 [ref. 24558], Nakaya in Amaoka et al. 1983:97, 188 [ref. 8379], Heemstra & Smith 1986:281 [ref. 5668], Paxton et al. 1989:251 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:34 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:113 [ref. 24556], Post 1990:387 [ref. 15233], McAllister 1990:102 [ref. 14674], Gon 1990:144 [ref. 21680], Cervigón 1992:253 [ref. 23827], Gomon et al. 1994:273 [ref. 22532], Santos et al. 1997:123 [ref. 23531], Porteiro et al. 1999:33 [ref. 24203], Paxton & Niem 1999:1953 [ref. 24746], Hutchins 2001:21 [ref. 25847], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:235 [ref. 25968], Menezes & Moura in Menezes et al. 2003:51 [ref. 27192], Moore et al. 2003:196 [ref. 27076], Thompson 2003:940 [ref. 27003], Nelson et al. 2004:88 [ref. 27807], Duhamel et al. 2005:160 [ref. 32059], Paxton et al. 2006:498 [ref. 29053], Bray 2008:265 [ref. 30620], Møller et al. 2010:33 [ref. 31169], Fricke et al. 2011:359 [ref. 31242], Page et al. 2013:89 [ref. 32708], Stewart 2015:603 [ref. 34254], Russell 2016:1841 [ref. 34572], Nión et al. 2016:37 [ref. 35565]). Current status: Valid as Alepisaurus brevirostris Gibbs 1960. Alepisauridae. Distribution: Nearly circumglobal, but not in eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

crozetensis, Alepisaurus brevirostris Hureau [J.-C.] 1968:835, Fig. 1 A [Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Série 2) v. 39 (no. 5) (for 1967); ref. 7896] Crozet Islands, southern Indian Ocean. Syntypes: MNHN 1967-0500 (1), 1967-0501 to 0502 (2). •Synonym of Alepisaurus brevirostris Gibbs 1960 -- (Gon 1990:144 [ref. 21680] dated 1967). Current status: Synonym of Alepisaurus brevirostris Gibbs 1960. Alepisauridae. Habitat: marine.

ferox, Alepisaurus Lowe [R. T.] 1833:104 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1833 (pt 1); ref. 2825] Madeira, eastern Atlantic. Holotype: BMNH 1852.9.13.98 [ex Zool. Soc. London]. Illustrated and described in Lowe 1834:124, Pl. 19 [ref. 33408]. •Valid as Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833 -- (Gibbs & Wilimovsky 1966:491 [ref. 24558], Maul 1973:201 [ref. 7171], Nakaya in Amaoka et al. 1983:97, 188 [ref. 8379], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:92 [ref. 9277], Post in Whitehead et al. 1984:494 [ref. 13675], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:77 [ref. 6441], Peden et al. 1985:5 [ref. 24081], Heemstra & Smith 1986:281 [ref. 5668], Robins & Ray 1986:82 [ref. 23100], Matarese et al. 1989:142 [ref. 26885], Paxton et al. 1989:251 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:34 [ref. 14125], McAllister 1990:102 [ref. 14674], Post 1990:387 [ref. 15233], Cervigón 1992:253 [ref. 23827], Gomon et al. 1994:274 [ref. 22532], Santos et al. 1997:43 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:51 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:583 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:96 [ref. 24106], Paxton & Niem 1999:1953 [ref. 24746], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:151 [ref. 25013], Nakabo 2000:365 [ref. 25086], Paxton in Randall & Lim 2000:592 [ref. 25122], Béarez et al. 2001:183 [ref. 25568], Sheiko & Fedorov 2000:22 [ref. 25650], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:235 [ref. 25968], Hutchins 2001:21 [ref. 25847], Shinohara et al. 2001:300 [ref. 25995], Chen 2002:256 [ref. 26587], Nakabo 2002:365 [ref. 26001], Tighe in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:196 [ref. 26158], Menezes & Moura in Menezes et al. 2003:51 [ref. 27192], Moore et al. 2003:196 [ref. 27076], Thompson 2003:940 [ref. 27003], Myers & Donaldson 2003:613 [ref. 27495], Fedorov et al. 2003:45 [ref. 27579], Nelson et al. 2004:88 [ref. 27807], Shinohara et al. 2005:410 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:210 [ref. 28379], Lasso-Alcalá et al. 2005:174 [ref. 28938], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:254 [ref. 28944], Paxton et al. 2006:498 [ref. 29053], Fricke et al. 2011:359 [ref. 31242], Page et al. 2013:89 [ref. 32708], Parin et al. 2014:152 [ref. 33547], Ghedotti et al. 2014:312 [ref. 34482], Stewart 2015:604 [ref. 34254], Pietsch & Orr 2015:24 [ref. 34694], Russell 2016:1841 [ref. 34572]). Current status: Valid as Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833. Alepisauridae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical through cold temperate seas (including Hawaiian Islands). Habitat: marine.

poeyi, Alepidosaurus (Caulopus) Gill [T. N.] 1862:131 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 14; ref. 1660] Caribbean Sea. No types known. Based on description by Poey in Conspectus Piscium Cubensium. •Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833 -- (Gibbs & Wilimovsky 1966:493 [ref. 24558], Post 1990:387 [ref. 15233]). Current status: Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833. Alepisauridae. Habitat: marine.

richardsonii, Alepisaurus Bleeker [P.] 1855:10 [Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen (Amsterdam) v. 2 (art. 7); ref. 346] Tasmania, Australia. Holotype: BMNH. Available as "Alepisaurus Richardsonii Blkr = Alepisaurus Richds. Zoöl. Ereb. Terr." •Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833 -- (Paxton et al. 1989:251 [ref. 12442], Post 1990:387 [ref. 15233], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:235 [ref. 25968], Paxton et al. 2006:498 [ref. 29053]). Current status: Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833. Alepisauridae. Habitat: marine.

serra, Alepidosaurus (Caulopus) Gill [T. N.] 1862:129 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 14; ref. 1660] "Monterey, Lower California." Holotype (unique): USNM 110141. •Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833 -- (Post 1990:387 [ref. 15233]). Current status: Synonym of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833. Alepisauridae. Habitat: marine.