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Species in the genus Muraenichthys: [ 10 ] records


gymnopterus, Muraena Bleeker [P.] 1852:52 [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 25 (art. 5); ref. 339] Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH.PISC.7165 (not BMNH 1867.11.28.301). Described on p. 52 from a single specimen, but on p. 71 Bleeker provided an emended diagnosis under the name Muraenichthijs gijmnopterus [= Muraenichthys gymnopterus] and included a second specimen -- but emendation was in 1874. Holotype changed on 5 Jan. 2016 on Hibino & Kimura 2015:63 [ref. 34120]. •Valid as Muraenichthys gymnopterus (Bleeker 1852) (often seen as 1853) -- (McCosker 1970:508 [ref. 29351], McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Kuang & Yu in Kuang et al. 1986:31 [ref. 26639], Kuang in Pan et al. 1991:57 [ref. 23876], Kottelat et al. 1993:12 [ref. 23448], Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075], Smith & McCosker 1999:1667 [ref. 24715], Allen & Adrim 2003:24 [ref. 26830], Tang & Zhang 2004:20 [ref. 27889], Zhang et al. 2010:318 [ref. 31511], Ji & Kim 2011:66 [ref. 31152], Hibino et al. 2013:[4] [ref. 32505], Kottelat 2013:45 [ref. 32989], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], Hibino et al. 2015:47 [ref. 34119], Hibino & Kimura 2015:69 [ref. 34120], Ho et al. 2015:168 [ref. 34130], Miesen et al. 2016:81 [ref. 34492], Motomura et al. 2017:31 [ref. 35490], Mohapatra et al. 2019:284 [ref. 36637], Hibino et al. 2019:48 [ref. 37149]). Current status: Valid as Muraenichthys gymnopterus (Bleeker 1852). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

hattae, Muraenichthys Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1901:862, Fig. 12 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 23 (no. 1239); ref. 2508] Rock pool at Wakanoura, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, Inland Sea. Holotype (unique): CAS-SU 6473. Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:49 [ref. 12291]. •Synonym of Muraenichthys gymnopterus (Bleeker 1853) -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075], Kottelat 2013:45 [ref. 32989]). •Valid as Muraenichthys hattae Jordan & Snyder 1901 -- (McCosker 1970:508 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:30 [ref. 6441], Nakabo 2000:217 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:217 [ref. 26001], Hibino et al. 2015:47 [ref. 34119], Ho et al. 2015:168 [ref. 34130], Hibino & Kimura 2016:135 [ref. 35048]). Current status: Valid as Muraenichthys hattae Jordan & Snyder 1901. Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Western Pacific. Habitat: marine.

longirostris, Muraenichthys Hibino [Y.], Ho [H.-C.] & McCosker [J. E.] 2019:42, Figs. 1-2 [Zootaxa 4702 (no. 1); ref. 37149] Off Dong-gang, Pingtung, southwestern Taiwan, Holotype (unique): NMMB-P24388. •Valid as Muraenichthys longirostris Hibino, Ho & McCosker 2019. Current status: Valid as Muraenichthys longirostris Hibino, Ho & McCosker 2019. Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Southwestern Taiwan. Habitat: marine.

malabonensis, Muraenichthys Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1923:157, Pl. 2 (fig. 1) [Philippine Journal of Science v. 23 (no. 2); ref. 2117] Bañgos pond at Malabon, Rizal Province, Manila Bay, Philippines. Syntypes: BSMP 839-842 (4) presumed destroyed. •Probably a synonym of Muraenichthys thompsoni Jordan & Richardson 1908 -- (McCosker 1970:508 [ref. 2931] as malabonensis, Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075]). •Valid as Muraenichthys malabonensis Herre 1923 -- (Kuang & Yu in Kuang et al. 1986:32 [ref. 26639], Tang & Zhang 2004:20 [ref. 27889], Zhang et al. 2010:320 [ref. 31511], Kottelat 2013:45 [ref. 32989], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288] with ?). •Synonym of Muraenichthys thompsoni Jordan & Richardson 1908 -- (Hibino et al. 2019:47 [ref. 37149]). Current status: Synonym of Muraenichthys thompsoni Jordan & Richardson 1908. Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

microstomus, Muraenichthys Bleeker [P.] 1864:39 [Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde v. 2; ref. 408] No types known. Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1867.11.28.311 (1) Makassar. •Synonym of Muraenichthys gymnopterus (Bleeker 1852) -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075], Kottelat 2013:45 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Muraenichthys gymnopterus (Bleeker 1852). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

philippinensis, Muraenichthys Schultz [L. P.] & Woods [L. P.] 1949:173, Fig. 2 [Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 39 (no. 5); ref. 10179] Badian Island, off western samar, Philippines, 11°31'40"N, 124°42'40"E, Albatross station 5206, depth 32 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 134951. Paratypes: USNM 134952 (1). Type catalog: Smith 1994:32 [ref. 21917]. •Probable synonym of Muraenichthys thompsoni Jordan & Richardson 1908 -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075]). •Valid as Muraenichthys philippinensis Schultz & Woods 1949 -- (McCosker 1970:507 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Smith & McCosker 1999:1667 [ref. 24715], Allen & Erdmann 2012:106 [ref. 31980], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], Hibino & Kimura 2015:69 [ref. 34120]). Current status: Valid as Muraenichthys philippinensis Schultz & Woods 1949. Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Philippines. Habitat: marine.

schultzei, Muraenichthys Bleeker [P.] 1857:366 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 13 (no. 2); ref. 16868] Karangbollong [Karang-Bollong Bay, on northeastern tip of Nusa Kambangan Island, 4.5 kilometers southeast to Cilacap, Jawa Tengah Province, Java, Indonesia, eastern Indian Ocean, ca. 7°45'34''S, 109°02'32''E]. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1867.11.28.331. •Valid as Muraenichthys schultzei Bleeker 1857 -- (McCosker 1970:508 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Dor 1984:37 [ref. 29757], Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:30 [ref. 6441], Winterbottom et al. 1989:12 [ref. 13251], Goren & Dor 1994:8 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:61 [ref. 22896], Carpenter et al. 1997:108 [ref. 23922], Myers 1999:54 [ref. 23965], Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075], Fricke 1999:64 [ref. 24106], Smith & McCosker 1999:1667 [ref. 24715], Nakabo 2000:217 [ref. 25086], McCosker 2002:24 [ref. 25848], Nakabo 2002:217 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624], Mundy 2005:133 [ref. 28379], Fricke et al. 2011:352 [ref. 31342], Allen & Erdmann 2012:106 [ref. 31980], Hibino et al. 2013:[4] [ref. 32505], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], Hibino et al. 2015:47 [ref. 34119], Hibino & Kimura 2015:69 [ref. 34120], Ho et al. 2015:169 [ref. 34130], Hibino & Kimura 2016:135 [ref. 35048], Koeda et al. 2016:9 [ref. 35333], Golani & Fricke 2018:27 [ref. 36273], Arndt & Fricke 2019:24 [ref. 36883], Eagderi et al. 2019:19 [ref. 37020]). Current status: Valid as Muraenichthys schultzei Bleeker 1857. Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Persian Gulf and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Johnston Atoll and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.

sibogae, Muraenichthys Weber [M.] & de Beaufort [L. F.] 1916:276 [Fishes Indo-Australian Archipelago v. 3; ref. 4604] Obi Major, southern Timor Island, southern Malay Archipelago. Holotype: ZMA. Paratypes (incl. holotype): ZMA 112667-69 (2, 1, 1). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:9 [ref. 19236]. •Valid as Muraenichthys sibogae Weber & de Beaufort 1916 -- (McCosker 1970:509 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Myers 1999:54 [ref. 23965], Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075], Smith & McCosker 1999:1667 [ref. 24715], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Hibino & Kimura 2015:69 [ref. 34120], Hibino & Kimura 2016:135 [ref. 35048]). Current status: Valid as Muraenichthys sibogae Weber & de Beaufort 1916. Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Western Pacific. Habitat: marine.

thompsoni, Muraenichthys Jordan [D. S.] & Richardson [R. E.] 1908:237, Fig. 1 [Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries v. 27(Doc. 640) (for 1907); ref. 2492] Manila Bay, Luzon, Philippines. Holotype (unique): CAS-SU 20201. Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:50 [ref. 12291]. •Valid as Muraenichthys thompsoni Jordan & Richardson 1908 -- (McCosker 1970:508 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075], Smith & McCosker 1999:1667 [ref. 24715], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], McCosker et al. 2006:269 [ref. 29006], Allen & Erdmann 2012:106 [ref. 31980], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], Hibino et al. 2015:47 [ref. 34119], Hibino & Kimura 2015:69 [ref. 34120], Ho et al. 2015:169 [ref. 34130], Motomura et al. 2017:31 [ref. 35490], Hibino in Kimura et al. 2018:22 [ref. 36460], Hibino et al. 2019:44 [ref. 37149]). Current status: Valid as Muraenichthys thompsoni Jordan & Richardson 1908. Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Madagascar, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Flores Sea east to Fiji, north to Taiwan and Japan. Habitat: marine.

velinasalis, Muraenichthys Hibino [Y.] & Kimura [S.] 2015:65, Figs. 2b, 3f, 4, 5a-c [Zootaxa 4060 (no. 1); ref. 34120] Bay between Ken-Ting and Ta-Yuan Shan, Taiwan, 21°55'30"N, 120°48'00"E, depth 5-8 meters. Holotype: USNM 313976. Paratypes: AMS, ANSP, USNM. •Valid as Muraenichthys velinasalis Hibino & Kimura 2015 -- (Ho et al. 2015:169 [ref. 34130]). Current status: Valid as Muraenichthys velinasalis Hibino & Kimura 2015. Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Western Pacific. Habitat: marine.