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Species in the family or subfamily Heterenchelyidae: [ 10 ] records


asodes, Pythonichthys Rosenblatt [R. H.] & Rubinoff [I.] 1972:356, Figs. 1-3 [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 22 (no. 2); ref. 7124] Fort Amador Causeway, entrance to Panama Canal, Panama, depth 17 meters. Holotype: USNM 206183. Paratypes: ANSP 127416-17 (6, 1); ?SIO [ex UMML] (17), ?SIO [ex UMML 23481] (10), SIO 15-98 (1) (ex UCLA W58-278), 15-245 (1) (ex UCLA W58-305), 67-26 (1), 67-27 (1); ?UF 228629 [ex UMML 28629] (3, 1 c&s); USNM 207028 [ex SIO 67-25] (1). Additional material: SIO 73-319 (4, c&s). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:112 [ref. 13621], Smith 1994:13 [ref. 21917]. •Valid as Pythonichthys asodes Rosenblatt & Rubinoff 1972 -- (Smith 1989:52 [ref. 13285], Bussing & López S. 1994:44 [ref. 23101], Nelson et al. 2004:60 [ref. 27807], Smith et al. 2012:491 [ref. 32196], Page et al. 2013:60 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Pythonichthys asodes Rosenblatt & Rubinoff 1972. Heterenchelyidae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

biaggii, Heterenchelys Böhlke [J. E.] 1956:8, Fig. 2A [Notulae Naturae (Philadelphia) No. 289; ref. 596] Mayagüez pier, Puerto Rico. Holotype: FMNH 61774. Paratypes: ANSP 73872 [ex FMNH 61776] (1), FMNH 61775 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:112 [ref. 13621], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:46 [ref. 12367]. •Synonym of Pythonichthys sanguineus Poey 1868 -- (Smith 1989:52 [ref. 13285], Smith et al. 2012:492 [ref. 32196], Rotundo et al. 2019:133 [ref. 36705]). Current status: Synonym of Pythonichthys sanguineus Poey 1868. Heterenchelyidae. Habitat: marine.

dubius, Ophisichthys Osório [B.] 1917:130, Pl. 8 (figs. 1-2) [= Pl. 36 (figs. 1-2)] [Arquivo da Universidade de Lisboa v. 4; ref. 3318] Coast of Morocco, eastern Atlantic. Holotype (unique): MB T125 (1796) (lost in fire 1978). •Synonym of Panturichthys mauritanicus Pellegrin 1913 -- (Blache et al. 1973:228 [ref. 7185], Smith 1990:154 [ref. 13454], Smith et al. 2012:491 [ref. 32196]). Current status: Synonym of Panturichthys mauritanicus Pellegrin 1913. Heterenchelyidae. Habitat: marine.

fowleri, Lophenchelys Ben-Tuvia [A.] 1953:9, Fig. 3 [Bulletin, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries, Sea Fisheries Research Station Haifa No. 8; ref. 257] Israel, Mediterranean Sea coast, depth 15-30 fathoms. Holotype: SFRS M/168. Paratypes: ANSP 72172 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:112 [ref. 13621]. •Valid as Panturichthys fowleri (Ben-Tuvia 1953) -- (Saldanha in Whitehead et al. 1986:545 [ref. 13676], Klausewitz 1989:258 [ref. 13650], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:174 [ref. 26753], Golani 2005:16 [ref. 37112], Smith et al. 2012:484 ,491 [ref. 32196], Goren & Galil 2015:512 [ref. 33910], Bariche & Fricke 2020:32 [ref. 37515], Golani 2021:13 [ref. 38303]). Current status: Valid as Panturichthys fowleri (Ben-Tuvia 1953). Heterenchelyidae. Distribution: Eastern Mediterranean Sea: Turkey, Lebanon, Israel. Habitat: marine.

isognathus, Pantaurichthys Poll [M.] 1953:123, Fig. 48 [Résultats Scientifiques. Expédition Océanographique Belge dans les Eaux Côtières Africaines de l'Atlantique Sud (1948-1949). Bruxelles. v. 4 (no. 2); ref. 12713] Atlantic, 23 miles west of Cape Morro, 10°45'S, 13°31'E, depth 100 meters. Holotype (unique): IRSNB 171. Type catalog: Walschaerts 1987:21-22 [ref. 20755], Derijst 1991:59 [ref. 21528]. Original genus should have been Panturichthys. •Valid as Panturichthys isognathus Poll 1953 -- (Smith 1990:153 [ref. 13454], Smith et al. 2012:491 [ref. 32196], Smith 2016:1609 [ref. 34556], Reiner 2019:56 [ref. 38139]). Current status: Valid as Panturichthys isognathus Poll 1953. Heterenchelyidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: including São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: marine.

longus, Heterenchelys Ehrenbaum [E.] 1915:77 [Über Küstenfische von Westafrika, besonders von Kamerun.; ref. 15784] Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo. Neotype: MNHN 1964-0564. Neotype suggested by Blache 1968, confirmed by Bauchot et al. 1993:97 [ref. 20810]. •Valid as Panturichthys longus (Ehrenbaum 1915) -- (Smith 1990:153 [ref. 13454], Smith et al. 2012:491 [ref. 32196], Smith 2016:1609 [ref. 34556]). Current status: Valid as Panturichthys longus (Ehrenbaum 1915). Heterenchelyidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic. Habitat: marine.

macrurus, Heterenchelys Regan [C. T.] 1912:323 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 10 (no. 57); ref. 3647] Elobey Grande Island, Equatorial Guinea, western Africa. Syntypes: BMNH 1872.10.17.1 (1) Lagos, 1872.10.17.2 (1, skeleton) Lagos, 1882.2.13.8 (1) Elobi. •Valid as Pythonichthys macrurus (Regan 1912) -- (Smith 1989:52 [ref. 13285], Smith 1990:154 [ref. 13454], Smith et al. 2012:491 [ref. 32196], Smith 2016:1610 [ref. 34556], Reiner 2019:57 [ref. 38139]). Current status: Valid as Pythonichthys macrurus (Regan 1912). Heterenchelyidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: including São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: marine.

mauritanicus, Panturichthys Pellegrin [J.] 1913:118 [Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France v. 38; ref. 3427] Baie du Lévrier, Mauritania. Holotype (unique): MNHN 1913-0008. •Valid as Panturichthys mauritanicus Pellegrin 1913 -- (Blache et al. 1973:228 [ref. 7185], Saldanha in Whitehead et al. 1986:546 [ref. 13676], Smith 1990:153 [ref. 13454], Smith et al. 2012:491 [ref. 32196], Smith 2016:1609 [ref. 34556]). Current status: Valid as Panturichthys mauritanicus Pellegrin 1913. Heterenchelyidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic. Habitat: marine.

microphthalmus, Heterenchelys Regan [C. T.] 1912:323 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 10 (no. 57); ref. 3647] Congo River estuary. Syntypes: BMNH 1893.4.28.10 (1), 1893.4.28.11 (1). •Valid as Pythonichthys microphthalmus (Regan 1912) -- (Smith 1989:52 [ref. 13285], Smith 1990:154 [ref. 13454], Smith et al. 2012:492 [ref. 32196], Smith 2016:1610 [ref. 34556], Reiner 2019:57 [ref. 38139]). Current status: Valid as Pythonichthys microphthalmus (Regan 1912). Heterenchelyidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: including São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: marine.

sanguineus, Pythonichthys Poey [F.] 1868:265 [Repertorio Fisico-Natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 14079] Matanzas, Cuba. No types known. Type catalog: Faloh-Gandarilla et al. 2016:28 [ref. 35195]. Misspelled sangnineus but sanguineus apparently intended; spelled sanguineus in Poey's synopsis (1868:428 [ref. 3505]) and volume index (p. 428), but both were published later in the year. •Valid as Pythonichthys sanguineus Poey 1868 -- (Uyeno & Sasaki in Uyeno et al. 1983:101 [ref. 14275], Smith 1989:52 [ref. 13285], Cervigón 1991:29 [ref. 24472], Aguilera 1998:46 [ref. 24221] as Pytonichthys, Smith 2003:694 [ref. 26989], Smith et al. 2012:492 [ref. 32196], Faloh-Gandarilla et al. 2016:28 [ref. 35195], Rotundo et al. 2019:133 [ref. 36705]). Current status: Valid as Pythonichthys sanguineus Poey 1868. Heterenchelyidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Cuba south to Amazonas Reef (Brazil), including Caribbean Sea. Habitat: marine.