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Species in the family or subfamily Creediidae: [ 22 ] records


alleni, Creedia Nelson [J. S.] 1983:29, Fig. 1 [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 96 (no. 1); ref. 5272] Off Garden Island, near Fremantle, Western Australia, 32°15.7'S, 115°39'E, depth 20 meters. Holotype: WAM P.25808-005. Paratypes: WAM P.25346-028 (1), P.25347-001 (1). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:35 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:38 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Creedia alleni Nelson 1983 -- (Shimada & Yoshino 1987:125 [ref. 6703], Hutchins 2001:40 [ref. 25847], Hoese & Bray 2006:1497 [ref. 29000]). Current status: Valid as Creedia alleni Nelson 1983. Creediidae. Distribution: Australia: Western Australia. Habitat: marine.

bilineatus, Creedia Shimada [K.] & Yoshino [T.] 1987:123, Figs. 1-5 [Japanese Journal of Ichthyology v. 34 (no. 2); ref. 6703] Kabira Bay, Ishigaki Island, Yaeyama Islands, southern Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, 24°09.0'N, 124°27.5'E, depth 3 meters. Holotype: URM-P6462. Paratypes: URM-P6460 (1), 6463 (1, c&s). •Valid as Creedia bilineatus Shimada & Yoshino 1987 -- (Nakabo 2000:1070 [ref. 25182], Nakabo 2002:1070 [ref. 26193]). •Valid as Creedia bilineata Shimada & Yoshino 1987 -- (Shibukawa 2010:64 [ref. 30806]). Current status: Valid as Creedia bilineata Shimada & Yoshino 1987. Creediidae. Distribution: Western North Pacific: Japan. Habitat: marine.

chameleontoculis, Chalixodytes Smith [J. L. B.] 1957:890, Fig. 1 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 12) v. 9 (no. 108) (art. 114); ref. 4111] Denis Island, 3°40'S, 55°40'E, Seychelles, western Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 172. Additional material: (lost). •Possibly the same as Chalixodytes tauensis Schultz 1943 -- (Myers 1999:214 [ref. 23965]). •Valid as Chalixodytes chameleontoculis Smith 1957 -- (Nelson 1985:283 [ref. 5154], Nelson 1986:737 [ref. 5698], Winterbottom et al. 1989:59 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:359 [ref. 15987], Fricke 1999:463 [ref. 24106], Randall et al. 2004:24 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:468 [ref. 28239] with tauensis incorrectly as a synonym, Shibukawa 2010:64 [ref. 30806]). •Synonym of Chalixodytes tauensis Schultz 1943 -- (Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:345 [ref. 28867]). Current status: Synonym of Chalixodytes tauensis Schultz 1943. Creediidae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean [if valid]. Habitat: marine.

clathrisquamis, Creedia Ogilby [J. D.] 1898:299 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 23 (pt 3); ref. 3276] Maroubra Beach, New South Wales, Australia. Holotype (unique): AMS I.4259. •Synonym of Creedia haswelli (Ramsay 1881) -- (Hoese & Bray 2006:1498 [ref. 29000]). Current status: Synonym of Creedia haswelli (Ramsay 1881). Creediidae. Habitat: marine.

cookei, Crystallodytes Fowler [H. W.] 1923:391 [Occasional Papers of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History v. 8 (no. 7); ref. 1398] Laie Beach, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands. Holotype: BPBM 3400. Paratypes: BPBM 3422 (1); MCZ 37276 [ex USNM 116087] (1); USNM 116. •Valid as Crystallodytes cookei Fowler 1923 -- (Nelson 1985:283 [ref. 5154], Nelson 2001:3514 [ref. 26284], Randall 2005:468 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:457 [ref. 28379] with subspecies, Randall 2007:368 [ref. 30952]). Current status: Valid as Crystallodytes cookei Fowler 1923. Creediidae. Distribution: Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: marine.

cranwelli, Tewara Griffin [L. T.] 1933:174, Pl. 25 (top) [Transactions of the New Zealand Institute v. 63 (pt 2); ref. 1906] Smugglers' Bay, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand. Holotype: AIM MA 457. Paratypes: (2). Named for a woman, so name is most desirably cranwellae. If cranwellae is regarded as established on prevailing usage, then that spelling should be maintained. Trnski personal communication (12/1/2017) on type status. •Valid as Tewara cranwellae Griffin 1933 -- (Nelson 1985:283 [ref. 5154], Paulin et al. 1989:215 [ref. 24556], Paulin & Roberts 1992:147 [ref. 24625], Stewart 2015:1470 [ref. 34196]). Current status: Valid as Tewara cranwellae Griffin 1933. Creediidae. Distribution: Southwest Pacific: New Zealand. Habitat: marine.

donaldsoni, Limnichthys Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1960:278, Fig. 107 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 202, v. 2; ref. 3972] Lagoon reef halfway between Bikini and Amen Islands, Bikini Atoll, western Pacific. Holotype: USNM 140906. Paratypes: USNM 140907-09 (2, 1, 1), 164422-23 (1, 1). •Valid as Limnichthys donaldsoni Schultz 1960 -- (Nelson 1985:283 [ref. 5154], Randall et al. 1990:359 [ref. 15987], Myers 1999:214 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:24 [ref. 25829], Hutchins 2001:40 [ref. 25847], Fricke & Golani 2012:288 [ref. 31951]). •Synonym of Limnichthys nitidus Smith 1958 -- (Yoshino et al. 1999:79 [ref. 23739], Nelson 2001:3514 [ref. 26284], Randall 2005:469 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:457 [ref. 28379], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:345 [ref. 28867], Hoese & Bray 2006:1499 [ref. 29000], Randall 2007:368 [ref. 30952]). Current status: Synonym of Limnichthys nitidus Smith 1958. Creediidae. Habitat: marine.

enderburyensis, Crystallodytes cookei Schultz [L. P.] 1943:264, Fig. 25 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 180; ref. 3957] Reef of Enderbury Island, Phoenix Islands [Kiribati Islands], western Pacific. Holotype: USNM 116086. Paratypes: BMNH 1952.5.8.9 [ex USNM 116087] (1); MCZ [ex USNM 116087] (1); USNM 116087 (orig. 44, now 40), 116088 (9); ZMA 110014 [ex USNM 116087] (2). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:93 [ref. 19236]. •Synonym of Crystallodytes cookei Fowler 1923, but a valid subspecies as described -- (Randall 1999:24 [ref. 25829], Mundy 2005:457 [ref. 28379]). •Valid as Crystallodytes enderburyensis Schultz 1943 -- (Randall 2005:468 [ref. 28239], Randall 2007:368 [ref. 30952], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988]). Current status: Valid as Crystallodytes enderburyensis Schultz 1943. Creediidae. Distribution: Western Pacific. Habitat: marine.

fasciatus, Limnichthys Waite [E. R.] 1904:178, Pl. 23 (fig. 4) [Records of the Australian Museum v. 5 (no. 3); ref. 4561] Lord Howe Island. Syntypes: (several) AMS I.5854-56 (1, 1, 1), I.5858 (1). •Valid as Limnichthys fasciatus Waite 1904 -- (Yoshino & Shimada in Masuda et al. 1984:292 [ref. 6441], Nelson 1985:283 [ref. 5154], Allen & Swainston 1988:108 [ref. 25477], Allen & Swainston 1988:108 [ref. 25477], Paulin et al. 1989:215 [ref. 24556], Randall et al. 1990:359 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:318 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:166 [ref. 25479], Gomon et al. 1994:716 [ref. 22532], Allen 1997:174 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:359 [ref. 25919], Yoshino et al. 1999:77 [ref. 23739], Nelson in Randall & Lim 2000:631 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1070 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:40 [ref. 25847], Nelson 2001:3514 [ref. 26284], Nakabo 2002:1070 [ref. 26193], Randall et al. 2004:24 [ref. 27624], Hoese & Bray 2006:1498 [ref. 29000], Johnson 2008:675 [ref. 30656], Shibukawa 2010:64 [ref. 30806], Motomura et al. 2010:181 [ref. 31256], Fricke & Golani 2012:288 [ref. 31951], Fricke et al. 2014:144 [ref. 33932], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:117 [ref. 36167], Stewart 2015:1467 [ref. 34196], Motomura et al. 2015:27 [ref. 34709], Hoschke et al. 2019:159 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Limnichthys fasciatus Waite 1904. Creediidae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Philippines and New Guinea east to Gilbert Islands and Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to Rottnest Island (Western Australia), New South Wales (Australia), Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and Kermadec Islands. Habitat: marine.

haswelli, Hemerocoetes Ramsay [E. P.] 1881:575 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 6 (pt 3); ref. 18593] North Head, Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia, depth 16 fathoms. Syntypes: AMS B.9210-13 (1, 1, 1, 1). •Valid as Creedia haswelli (Ramsay 1881) -- (Nelson 1985:283 [ref. 5154], Shimada & Yoshino 1987:125 [ref. 6703], Kuiter 1993:317 [ref. 23929], Gomon et al. 1994:715 [ref. 22532], Hutchins 2001:40 [ref. 25847], Nelson 2001:3514 [ref. 26284], Hoese & Bray 2006:1498 [ref. 29000], Johnson 2008:674 [ref. 30656], Shibukawa 2010:64 [ref. 30806]). Current status: Valid as Creedia haswelli (Ramsay 1881). Creediidae. Distribution: Australia: New South Wales to Western Australia. Habitat: marine.

insolens, Schizochirus Waite [E. R.] 1904:242, Pl. 26 (fig. 3); Figs. 33-34 [Records of the Australian Museum v. 5 (no. 4); ref. 13443] Maroubra Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Syntypes: AMS I.6758-59 (1, 1). •Valid as Schizochirus insolens Waite 1904 -- (Nelson 1985:283 [ref. 5154], Johnson 1999:746 [ref. 25471], Nelson 2001:3514 [ref. 26284], Hoese & Bray 2006:1499 [ref. 29000]). Current status: Valid as Schizochirus insolens Waite 1904. Creediidae. Distribution: Eastern Australia. Habitat: marine.

major, Limnichthys fasciatus Whitley [G. P.] 1945:31 [Australian Zoologist v. 11 (pt 1); ref. 4707] Garden Island, Western Australia. Holotype (unique): WAM P.121-001. Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:35 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:38 [ref. 30117]. •Synonym of Limnichthys fasciatus Waite 1904 -- (Yoshino et al. 1999:77 [ref. 23739], Hoese & Bray 2006:1498 [ref. 29000], Fricke & Golani 2012:291 [ref. 31951]). Current status: Synonym of Limnichthys fasciatus Waite 1904. Creediidae. Habitat: marine.

marisrubri, Limnichthys Fricke [R.] & Golani [D.] 2012:288, Figs. 1-3 [Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde A, Neue Serie. v. 5; ref. 31951] Eilat, north beach, Israel, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, 29°32'41"N, 34°58'22"E, depth 0-1.2 meters. Holotype: HUJ F 19903. Paratypes: BMNH 2011.6.26.1 (21); HUJ F18609 (1), 20060 (5), 20066 (5); MNHN 2011-0210 (1); USNM 400922 (1)., •Valid as Limnichthys marisrubri Fricke & Golani 2012 -- (DiBattista et al. 2015:20 [ref. 35706], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[6] 244 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:135 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Limnichthys marisrubri Fricke & Golani 2012. Creediidae. Distribution: Northern Red Sea endemic: Gulf of Aqaba. Habitat: marine.

nelsoni, Myopsaron Shibukawa [K.] 2010:51, Figs. 1-4, 5C, 6-9, 10A, 11-20 [Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science (Ser. A) Supplement No. 4; ref. 30806] Off southern Chichi-jima Island, Ogasawara Islands, Japan (27°1.80'N, 142°12.22E to 27°1.87'N, 142°12.38'E), depth 51-68 meters. Holotype: NSMT-P 94886. Paratypes: at AMS, NSMT, OMNH, YCM. Plus non-type material. Type catalog: Shibata et al. 2011:17 [ref. 31469]. •Valid as Myopsaron nelsoni Shibukawa 2010 -- (Shibata et al. 2011:17 [ref. 31469]). Current status: Valid as Myopsaron nelsoni Shibukawa 2010. Creediidae. Distribution: Ogasawara Islands, Japan. Habitat: marine.

nitidus, Limnichthys Smith [J. L. B.] 1958:247, Fig. 1 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 13) v. 1 (no. 4); ref. 12115] Pinda, Mozambique, western Indian Ocean. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 171. Paratypes: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 3733 (1), 3736 (1). •Valid as Limnichthys nitidus Smith 1958 -- (Nelson 1985:283 [ref. 5154], Nelson 1986:737 [ref. 5698], Winterbottom et al. 1989:59 [ref. 13251], Goren & Dor 1994:57 [ref. 25356], Yoshino et al. 1999:79 [ref. 23739], Fricke 1999:464 [ref. 24106], Nakabo 2000:1070 [ref. 25182], Nakabo 2002:1070 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:52 [ref. 26830], Lobel & Lobel 2004:75 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:24 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3327 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:468 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:457 [ref. 28379], Hoese & Bray 2006:1499 [ref. 29000], Randall 2007:368 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:92 [ref. 30213], Fricke & Golani 2012:288 [ref. 31951], Allen & Erdmann 2012:761 [ref. 31980], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988], Fricke et al. 2018:303 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:14 [ref. 36883], Wada et al. 2021:46 [ref. 38521]). Current status: Valid as Limnichthys nitidus Smith 1958. Creediidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes, east to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn, north to Amami Islands (southern Japan), south to northern Australia. Replaced in Red Sea by L. marisrubri. Habitat: marine.

orientalis, Limnichthys Yoshino [T.], Kon [T.] & Okabe [S.] 1999:82, Figs. 2c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 7c [Ichthyological Research v. 46 (no. 1); ref. 23739] Tsuki-gahama, Iriomote Island, Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa, Japan. Holotype: URM-P 11590. Paratypes: AMS I.38816-001 (1); NSMT-P 55182 (1); URM-P 20346 (1 c&s), 2162 (1), 2306 (1), 6467 (1). •Valid as Limnichthys orientalis Yoshino, Kon & Okabe 1999 -- (Nelson in Randall & Lim 2000:631 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1070 [ref. 25182], Nakabo 2002:1070 [ref. 26193], Motomura et al. 2010:182 [ref. 31256], Fricke & Golani 2012:288 [ref. 31951]). Current status: Valid as Limnichthys orientalis Yoshino, Kon & Okabe 1999. Creediidae. Distribution: Western North Pacific: Ryukyu Islands (Japan). Habitat: marine.

partimsquamigera, Creedia Nelson [J. S.] 1983:33, Fig. 4 [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 96 (no. 1); ref. 5272] Off Coogee Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 33°56'S, 151°16'E, depth 10-15 meters. Holotype: AMS I.21420-001. Paratypes: AMS I.21420-005 (2), I.21420-006 (2), I.22868-001 (2); NMV A2229 (2). •Valid as Creedia partimsquamigera Nelson 1983 -- (Nelson 1985:283 [ref. 5154], Shimada & Yoshino 1987:125 [ref. 6703], Kuiter 1993:317 [ref. 23929], Hoese & Bray 2006:1498 [ref. 29000], Shibukawa 2010:64 [ref. 30806]). Current status: Valid as Creedia partimsquamigera Nelson 1983. Creediidae. Distribution: Southeastern Australia. Habitat: marine.

pauciradiatus, Crystallodytes Nelson [J. S.] & Randall [J. E.] 1985:403, Fig. 1-2 [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 98 (no. 2); ref. 5271] Off Ahu Akapu, Easter Island, southeastern Pacific, depth 10.7 meters. Holotype: BPBM 6734. Paratypes: AMNH 49554 (2); AMS I.24606-001 [ex BPBM 6733] (2); BPBM 6733 (3), 29656 (1); CAS 54946 (2); USNM 266462 (5). •Valid as Crystallodytes pauciradiatus Nelson & Randall 1985 -- (Pequeño 1989:64 [ref. 14125] as paucirradiatus, Shibukawa 2010:64 [ref. 30806]). Current status: Valid as Crystallodytes pauciradiatus Nelson & Randall 1985. Creediidae. Distribution: Southeastern Pacific: Easter Island. Habitat: marine.

polyactis, Limnichthys Nelson [J. S.] 1978:353, Fig. 1a [New Zealand Journal of Zoology v. 5 (no. 2); ref. 8902] West end Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, 41°21'S, 174°47'E, depth 0.65 meters. Holotype: NMNZ P.6243. Paratypes: AMS I.19646-001 (1), I.19647-001 (2); ANSP 122755 (2), 122797 (4), 122805 (3); NMNZ P.3140 (6), P.3411 (1), P.3422 (10, 2 c&s), P.4095 (2), P.6244 (1), UAMZ 3758 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:121 [ref. 13621], Hardy 1990:11 [ref. 18942]. •Valid as Limnichthys polyactis Nelson 1978 -- (Paulin et al. 1989:215 [ref. 24556], Paulin & Roberts 1992:148 [ref. 24625], Fricke & Golani 2012:288 [ref. 31951], Stewart 2015:1468 [ref. 34196]). Current status: Valid as Limnichthys polyactis Nelson 1978. Creediidae. Distribution: New Zealand waters. Habitat: marine.

rendahli, Limnichthys Parrott [A. W.] 1958:116 [Records of the Dominion Museum (Wellington) v. 3 (pt 2); ref. 12101] Auckland Islands, New Zealand (washed up on beach). Holotype (unique): CMC F601. Type catalog: Freeman & Tunnicliffe 1997:9 [ref. 22860]. •Valid as Limnichthys rendahli Parrott 1958 -- (Paulin et al. 1989:215 [ref. 24556], Fricke & Golani 2012:288 [ref. 31951], Stewart 2015:1469 [ref. 34196]). Current status: Valid as Limnichthys rendahli Parrott 1958. Creediidae. Distribution: New Zealand waters. Habitat: marine.

tauensis, Chalixodytes Schultz [L. P.] 1943:263, Fig. 24 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 180; ref. 3957] Reef of Tau Island at Siulagi Point, American Samoa. Holotype: USNM 116083. Paratypes: BMNH 1952.5.8.10-11 [ex USNM 116084] (2); MCZ 37273 [ex USNM 116084] (1); USNM 116084 (orig. 32, now 26 + 1 c&s), 116085 (1); ZMA 112978 [ex USNM 116084] (2). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:92 [ref. 19236]. •Wrongly as a synonym of the later Chalixodytes chameleontoculis Smith 1957 -- (Randall 2005:468 [ref. 28239]). •If chameleontoculis Smith 1957 is the same as tauensis Schultz 1943, then the correct name to use is tauensis. •Valid as Chalixodytes tauensis Schultz 1943 -- (Nelson 1985:283 [ref. 5154], Myers 1999:214 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:24 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:92 [ref. 37268], Nelson 2001:3514 [ref. 26284], Myers & Donaldson 2003:638 [ref. 27495], Fricke et al. 2009:92 [ref. 30213], Shibukawa 2010:64 [ref. 30806], Allen & Erdmann 2012:761 [ref. 31980], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988], Arndt & Fricke 2019:14 [ref. 36883]). Current status: Valid as Chalixodytes tauensis Schultz 1943. Creediidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Seychelles and western Mascarenes east to Marshall Islands and Marquesas Islands and Pitcairn Group, south to New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.

vanderhorsti, Apodocreedia de Beaufort [L. F.] 1948:476, Fig. 1 [Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa v. 31 (pt 5); ref. 240] Inhaca Island, Delagoa Bay, Mozambique. Syntypes: (3) RMNH 17401 (1), ?USNM 144489 (3), ZMA 112581 (2). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:92 [ref. 19236]. •Valid as Apodocreedia vanderhorsti de Beaufort 1948 -- (Nelson 1985:283 [ref. 5154], Nelson 1986:736 [ref. 5698]). Current status: Valid as Apodocreedia vanderhorsti de Beaufort 1948. Creediidae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean. Habitat: marine.