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Species in the genus Gempylus: [ 7 ] records


coluber, Gempylus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832:211, Pl. 221 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 8; ref. 1000] Tahiti, Society Islands. Holotype: MNHN A-5362. •Synonym of Gempylus serpens Cuvier 1829 -- (Parin & Bekker 1973:457 [ref. 7206], Parin 1990:966 [ref. 19382], Nakamura & Parin 1993:27 [ref. 21769]). Current status: Synonym of Gempylus serpens Cuvier 1829. Gempylidae. Habitat: marine.

compressa, Muraena Walbaum [J. J.] 1792:153 [Petri Artedi sueci genera piscium Part 3; ref. 4572] Jamaica. No types known. See Parenti 2002:267 [ref. 26474] for status and a translation of Walbaum's original description. •Senior (unused) synonym of Gempylus serpens Cuvier 1829 -- (Parenti 2002:267 [ref. 26474]). Current status: Synonym of Gempylus serpens Cuvier 1829. Gempylidae. Habitat: marine.

notha, Acinacea Bory de Saint-Vincent [J. B. G. M.] 1804:93, Pl. 4 (fig. 2) [Voyages dans les quatre principales îles des mers d'Afrique, fait par ordre du gouvernement, pendant les années neuf et dix de la République (1801 et 1802)...; ref. 6460] Open sea off Africa. No types known. Name and description appeared in a footnote on pp. 93-95 and in a list on p. 373 (plate not seen). Not available, on Official Index (Opinion 487). •In the synonymy of Gempylus serpens Cuvier 1829 -- (Parin & Bekker 1973:457 [ref. 7206], Parin 1990:966 [ref. 19382], Nakamura & Parin 1993:27 [ref. 21769], Nakamura in Fischer et al. 1995:1110 [ref. 22829]). Current status: Synonym of Gempylus serpens Cuvier 1829. Gempylidae.

ophidianus, Gempylus Poey [F.] 1860:246, Pl. 18 (fig. 1) [Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 3499] Cuba. Holotype (unique): MCZ 8586. Type catalog: Howell Rivero 1938:185 [ref. 22926]. •Synonym of Gempylus serpens Cuvier 1829 -- (Parin & Bekker 1973:457 [ref. 7206], Parin 1990:966 [ref. 19382], Nakamura & Parin 1993:27 [ref. 21769]). Current status: Synonym of Gempylus serpens Cuvier 1829. Gempylidae. Habitat: marine.

serpens, Gempylus Cuvier [G.] 1829:200 [Le Règne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Jamaica, western Atlantic. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-0808 (dry). Available from footnote as, "Gympylus serpens, N., ou Serpens marinus compressus lividus, Sloane, I, i, f. 2.". •Valid as Gempylus serpens Cuvier 1829 -- (Parin & Bekker 1973:457 [ref. 7206], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:268 [ref. 9277], Fujii in Uyeno et al. 1983:412 [ref. 14275], Nakamura in Masuda et al. 1984:227 [ref. 6441], Jones et al. 1985:116 [ref. 11577], Parin in Whitehead et al. 1986:969 [ref. 13676], Nakamura 1986:826 [ref. 5696], Robins & Ray 1986:257 [ref. 23100], Pequeño 1989:66 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:228 [ref. 24556], Parin 1990:966 [ref. 19382], Cervigón 1992:322 [ref. 23827], Nakamura & Parin 1993:27 [ref. 21769], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:168 [ref. 25472], Cervigón 1994:221 [ref. 24488], Nakamura in Fischer et al. 1995:1110 [ref. 22829], Santos et al. 1997:105 [ref. 23531], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:142 [ref. 24545], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:574 [ref. 24023], Arruda 1997:98 [ref. 24952], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:393 [ref. 24555], Fricke 1999:557 [ref. 24106], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:326 [ref. 25013], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:643 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1339 [ref. 25182], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:168 [ref. 27754], Hutchins 2001:45 [ref. 25847], Nakamura & Parin 2001:3705 [ref. 26304], Shinohara et al. 2001:331 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:1339 [ref. 26193], Parenti 2002:267 [ref. 26474], Moore et al. 2003:229 [ref. 27076], Parin & Nakamura 2003:1818 [ref. 27115], Myers & Donaldson 2003:648 [ref. 27495], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:101 [ref. 27192], Randall et al. 2004:31 [ref. 27624], Nelson et al. 2004:175 [ref. 27807], Mundy 2005:500 [ref. 28379], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:757 [ref. 28815], Vaske et al. 2005:77 [ref. 36155], Bray & Hoese 2006:1754 [ref. 29049], Fricke et al. 2009:110 [ref. 30213], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:194 [ref. 30957], Page et al. 2013:181 [ref. 32708], Larson et al. 2013:215 [ref. 32988], Shinohara et al. 2014:271 [ref. 33330], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:82 [ref. 33341], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:118 [ref. 36167], Pinheiro et al. 2015:32 [ref. 34324], Stewart 2015:1606 [ref. 34196], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:611 [ref. 34923], Fourriére et al. 2016:458 [ref. 34668], Kells et al. 2016:312 [ref. 35888], Nión et al. 2016:52 [ref. 35565], Parin & Nakamura in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2878 [ref. 34618], Motomura et al. 2017:209 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:360 [ref. 35805], Carneiro et al. 2019:162 [ref. 37250]). Current status: Valid as Gempylus serpens Cuvier 1829. Gempylidae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical in warm temperate seas. Habitat: marine.

serpens, Scomber Solander [D. C.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832:207 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 8; ref. 1000] Not available, name mentioned in passing under Gempylus serpens; from Near Canary Is., e. Atlantic. Gempylidae.

thyrsitoides, Lemnisoma Lesson [R. P.] 1831:160 [Voyage autour du monde Zool. v. 2 (pt 1); ref. 2776] South Sea, 17°S, 108°W. No types known. •Synonym of Gempylus serpens Cuvier 1829 -- (Parin & Bekker 1973:457 [ref. 7206], Parin 1990:966 [ref. 19382], Nakamura & Parin 1993:27 [ref. 21769], Mundy 2005:500 [ref. 28379]). Current status: Synonym of Gempylus serpens Cuvier 1829. Gempylidae. Habitat: marine.