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Species in the family or subfamily Veliferidae: [ 4 ] records


africanus, Velifer Smith [J. L. B.] 1953:7, Pl. 1 (fig. 2) [Memorias do Museu Dr. Alvaro de Castro No. 2; ref. 4087] Mozambique Channel, western Indian Ocean. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 53. Paratypes: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 8513 (1). •Synonym of Velifer hypselopterus Bleeker 1879 -- (Heemstra 1986:399 [ref. 5660]). Current status: Synonym of Velifer hypselopterus Bleeker 1879. Veliferidae. Habitat: marine.

hypselopterus, Velifer Bleeker [P.] 1879:16 [Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeeling Natuurkunde (Amsterdam) v. 18; ref. 460] Japanese seas. Based on Velifer of Temminck & Schlegel. •Valid as Velifer hypselopterus Bleeker 1879 -- (Walters 1960:246 [ref. 4577], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:116 [ref. 6441], Heemstra 1986:399 [ref. 5660], Allen & Swainston 1988:44 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:397 [ref. 12442], Randall 1995:80 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:70 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:33 [ref. 26476], Olney 1999:1967 [ref. 24751], Nakabo 2000:401 [ref. 25086], Olney in Randall & Lim 2000:594 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:26 [ref. 25847], Shinohara et al. 2001:302 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:401 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:205, 536 [ref. 26218], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S98 [ref. 27377], Paxton et al. 2006:535 [ref. 28994], Shinohara et al. 2011:40 [ref. 31715], Roberts 2012:54 [ref. 32187], Larson et al. 2013:48 [ref. 32988], Shinohara et al. 2014:239 [ref. 33330], Fricke et al. 2018:79 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Velifer hypselopterus Bleeker 1879. Veliferidae. Distribution: Madagascar east to Vietnam, north to southern Japan. Habitat: marine.

multiradiatus, Velifer Regan [C. T.] 1907:633 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1907 (pt 3) (art. 4) (for 18 June 1907); ref. 15172] Northwestern coast of Australia. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1887.5.16.6. •Valid as Velifer multiradiatus Regan 1907 -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:44 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:397 [ref. 12442]). •Valid as Metavelifer multiradiatus (Regan 1907) -- (Walters 1960:247 [ref. 4577], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:116 [ref. 6441], Okamura in Okamura et al. 1985:443, 655 [ref. 8056], Heemstra 1986:399 [ref. 5660], Paulin et al. 1989:148 [ref. 24556], Gomon et al. 1994:429 [ref. 22532], Olney 1999:1967 [ref. 24751], Nakabo 2000:401 [ref. 25086], Hutchins 2001:26 [ref. 25847], Shinohara et al. 2001:302 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:401 [ref. 26001], Shinohara et al. 2005:412 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:235 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:534 [ref. 28994], Randall 2007:115 [ref. 30952], Bray 2008:296 [ref. 30620], Fricke et al. 2011:362 [ref. 31242], Roberts 2012:54 [ref. 32187], Stewart 2015:683 [ref. 34254], Fricke et al. 2018:79 [ref. 35805], Hoschke et al. 2019:154 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Metavelifer multiradiatus (Regan 1907). Veliferidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa and Madagascar east to Hawaiian Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Rottnest Island (Western Australia), New Caledonia and New Zealand. Habitat: marine.

multispinosus, Velifer Smith [J. L. B.] 1951:504, Fig. 2; Pls. 11-12 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 12) v. 4 (no. 41) (art. 49); ref. 12917] Off the coast near Lourenço Marques, Mozambique, western Indian Ocean, depth about 50 fathoms. Holotype (unique): SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 33. •Synonym of Metavelifer multiradiatus (Regan 1907) -- (Walters 1960:247 [ref. 4577], Heemstra 1986:399 [ref. 5660], Randall 2007:115 [ref. 30952]). Current status: Synonym of Metavelifer multiradiatus (Regan 1907). Veliferidae. Habitat: marine.