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Species related to Myrichthys breviceps: [ 7 ] records


longus, Ophisurus Poey [F.] 1867:254 [Repertorio Fisico-Natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 14079] Cuba. Holotype (unique): MCZ 9155. Type catalog: Howell Rivero 1938:174 [ref. 22926]. •Synonym of Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:374 [ref. 13288], McCosker & Rosenblatt 1993:157 [ref. 21180], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:139 [ref. 25013]). Current status: Synonym of Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

pisavarius, Ophichthys Poey [F.] 1876:196? [Anales de la Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, Madrid v. 5 (for 5 Apr. 1876); ref. 3510] Cuba. No types known. Original not seen; may date to Poey 1880. •Synonym of Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:374 [ref. 13288], McCosker & Rosenblatt 1993:157 [ref. 21180]). Current status: Synonym of Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

breviceps, Ophisurus Richardson [J.] 1848:99 [Ichthyology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus & Terror v. 2 (2); ref. 3740] Unknown locality. Holotype (unique): BMNH 2015.1.8.1[ex Royal Coll. Surgeons]. •Valid as Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:374 [ref. 13288], Leiby in Smith 1989:827 [ref. 13285], Paulin et al. 1989:73 [ref. 24556], McCosker & Rosenblatt 1993:156 [ref. 21180], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:271 [ref. 23897], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:139 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:149 [ref. 27754], Gasparini & Floeter 2001:1643 [ref. 25634], McCosker 2003:732 [ref. 26993], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:35 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:7 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:63 [ref. 27807], McCosker & Allen 2012:39 [ref. 31763], Page et al. 2013:63 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:25 [ref. 33341], Pinheiro et al. 2015:6 [ref. 34324], Spier et al. 2018:6 [ref. 36103]). Current status: Valid as Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.

coronata, Pisoodonophis Kaup [J. J.] 1859:14, Pl. 2 (fig. 1) [Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften herausgegeben von dem Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein in Hamburg v. 4 (no. 2); ref. 2586] St. Thomas. Holotype (unique): ZMH H391. Type catalog: Ladiges et al. 1958:160 [ref. 19181], Wilkens & Dohse 1993:404 [ref. 21161]. Original genus should have been Pisodonophis. •Synonym of Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:374 [ref. 13288], McCosker & Rosenblatt 1993:156 [ref. 21180]). Current status: Synonym of Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

guttulatus, Pisodonophis Kaup [J. J.] 1856:49 [Archiv für Naturgeschichte v. 22 (pt. 1); ref. 2572] Martinique Island, West Indies. Syntypes: MNHN B-2693 (1), B-2694 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:111 [ref. 20810]. Also in Kaup 1856:21, Pl. 2 (fig. 10) [ref. 2573]. •Synonym of Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:374 [ref. 13288], Bauchot et al. 1993:111 [ref. 20810], McCosker & Rosenblatt 1993:156 [ref. 21180]). Current status: Synonym of Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

undulatus, Leptocephalus Strömman [P. H.] 1896:27, Pl. 2 (figs. 4-6) [Leptocephalids in the University Zoological Museum at Upsala; ref. 4294] Coast of Georgia, U.S.A., 29°N, 72°W. Holotype (unique): ZMUU 695. Type catalog: Wallin 1996:62 [ref. 32133] •Synonym of Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:374 [ref. 13288], Leiby in Smith 1989:827 [ref. 13285], McCosker & Rosenblatt 1993:157 [ref. 21180]). Current status: Synonym of Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

acuminata, Muraena Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854:21 [Catalogue of fish collected and described by Laurence Theodore Gronow; ref. 1911] America. No types known. •Valid as Myrichthys acuminatus (Gronow 1854) -- (McCosker 1977:78 [ref. 6836], Robins & Ray 1986:63 [ref. 23100], McAllister 1990:48 [ref. 14674], Cervigón 1991:56 [ref. 24472], Cervigón 1992:373 [ref. 23827]). •Synonym of Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:374 [ref. 13288], McCosker & Rosenblatt 1993:156 [ref. 21180], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:139 [ref. 25013]). Current status: Synonym of Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.