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Species related to Heteroconger longissimus: [ 3 ] records


longissimus, Heteroconger Günther [A.] 1870:45 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 8; ref. 1995] Lanzarote Island, Canary Islands. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1931.3.5.3. See account of Heteroconger halis -- If the e. and w. Atlantic populations are considered separate species, H. longissimus applies to the e. Atlantic form and H. halis to the w. Atlantic form. •Valid as Taenioconger longissimus (Günther 1870) -- (Bauchot & Saldanha in Whitehead et al. 1986:573 [ref. 13676]). •Valid as Heteroconger longissimus Günther 1870 -- (Smith 1989:485 [ref. 13285], Smith 1990:162 [ref. 13454], Tyler & Luckhurst 1994:90 [ref. 22552], González-Lorenzo et al. 1995:554 [ref. 22877], Castle 1997:8 [ref. 22878], Castle & Randall 1999:7 [ref. 24042], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:142 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:149 [ref. 27754], Smith 2002:834 [ref. 26549], Menezes et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:37 [ref. 27192], Smith 2003:749 [ref. 26989], Smith et al. 2003:9 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:64 [ref. 27807], Lasso-Alcalá & Klein S. 2005:263 [ref. 28377], Wirtz et al. 2007:5, 26 [ref. 30263], Page et al. 2013:65 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:26 [ref. 33341], Smith 2016:1692 [ref. 34556], Carneiro et al. 2019:67 [ref. 37250]). Current status: Valid as Heteroconger longissimus Günther 1870. Congridae: Heterocongrinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic; eastern Atlantic: including Madeira. Habitat: marine.

discus, Leptocephalus Eigenmann [C. H.] & Kennedy [C. H.] 1902:91, Fig. 12 [Bulletin of the U. S. Fish Commission v. 21 (1901); ref. 11071] San Salvador, Bahamas, at surface (nightlight). Syntypes: USNM 49761 (2). Type catalog: Smith 1994:8-9 [ref. 21917]. Young of Heteroconger halis (Böhlke 1957) but name discus has proiority. •Valid as Leptocephalus discus Eigenmann & Kennedy 1902 -- (Smith 1994:9 [ref. 21917]). •Synonym of e. Pacific Heteroconger longissimus Günther 1870 -- (Tyler & Luckhurst 1994:90 [ref. 22552]). Current status: Synonym of Heteroconger longissimus Günther 1870. Congridae: Heterocongrinae. Habitat: marine.

halis, Nystactes Böhlke [J. E.] 1957:68, Pl. 4; Figs. 1A, 2-6 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 109; ref. 598] About 1/4 miles north of the east end of Green Cay, Bahamas, 25°07'00"N, 77°11'15"W, depth about 35 feet. Holotype: ANSP 75156. Paratypes: ANSP 75157 (now 7, orig. 10), 75158 (1, stained), 75159-60 (1, 3), 75161 (1, stained), 75162 (1), 119074 [ex 75157] (1, missing); SMF 4775 [ex ANSP 75157] (1); CAS-SU 52107 [ex ANSP 75157] (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:64 [ref. 13621]. If the e. and w. Atlantic populations are considered separate species, H. longissimus applies to the e. Atlantic form and H. halis to the w. Atlantic form. •Questionably a synonym of Taenioconger longissimus (Günther 1870) -- (Bauchot & Saldanha in Whitehead et al. 1986:572 [ref. 13676]). •Valid as Heteroconger halis (Böhlke 1957) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:59 [ref. 23100], Smith 1989:485 [ref. 13285], Smith 1989:737 [ref. 13285]). •Synonym of Heteroconger longissimus Günther 1870 -- (Tyler & Luckhurst 1994:90 [ref. 22552], González-Lorenzo et al. 1995:554 [ref. 22877], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:142 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:150 [ref. 27754], Smith 2002:834 [ref. 26549]). Current status: Synonym of Heteroconger longissimus Günther 1870. Congridae: Heterocongrinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic [if treated as valid]. Habitat: marine.