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Species in the genus Benthodesmus: [ 14 ] records


aomori, Lepidopus Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1901:303 [Journal of the College of Science. Imperial University, Tokyo v. 15 (pt 2); ref. 2506] Aomori Bay, Aomori, Japan. Holotype (unique): APM (dry). •Synonym of Benthodesmus tenuis (Günther 1877) -- (Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:253 [ref. 7348], Parin 1990:974 [ref. 19382], Nakamura & Parin 1993:82 [ref. 21769]). Current status: Synonym of Benthodesmus tenuis (Günther 1877). Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Habitat: marine.

atlanticus, Benthodesmus Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1896:205, Pl. 58 (fig. 215) [Special Bulletin U. S. National Museum No. 2; ref. 1848] Western edge of Grand Bank, Newfoundland, Canada, depth 80 fathoms (stomach content). Holotype: USNM 29116. Paratypes: USNM 53059 (1). •Synonym of Benthodesmus elongatus (Clarke 1879), subspecies simonyi (Steindachner 1891) -- (Parin & Bekker 1973:463 [ref. 7206]). •Synonym of Benthodesmus simonyi (Steindachner 1891) -- (Nakamura & Parin 1993:80 [ref. 21769], Parin & Nakamura 2003:1831 [ref. 27115], Parin & Nakamura in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2891 [ref. 34618]). Current status: Synonym of Benthodesmus simonyi (Steindachner 1891). Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Habitat: marine.

benjamini, Benthodesmus Fowler [H. W.] 1938:45, Fig. 16 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 85 (no. 3032); ref. 1426] Off Atalaya Point, Batag Island, eastern coast of Luzon Island, Philippines, 12°44'42"N, 124°59'50"E, Albatross station D.5445, depth 383 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 98821. Paratypes: (4) USNM 98823 (1), 98825 (1). •Synonym of Benthodesmus tenuis (Günther 1877) -- (Parin 1990:975 [ref. 19382], Nakamura & Parin 1993:82 [ref. 21769]). Current status: Synonym of Benthodesmus tenuis (Günther 1877). Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Habitat: marine.

elongatus, Lepidopus Clarke [F. E.] 1879:294, Pl. 14 [Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute v. 11 (art. 25) (for 1878); ref. 18006] Hokitika Beach, South Island, New Zealand. Holotype: NMNZ (missing). •Valid as Benthodesmus elongatus (Clarke 1879) -- (Parin & Bekker 1973:463 [ref. 7206], Nakamura in Okamura et al. 1982:267, 390 [ref. 8256], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:266 [ref. 9277], Parin in Whitehead et al. 1986:978 [ref. 13676], Nakamura 1986:830 [ref. 5696], Nakamura in Nakamura et al. 1986:280 [ref. 14235], Scott & Scott 1988:447 [ref. 25518], Pequeño 1989:67 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:229 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:178 [ref. 14674], Nakamura & Parin 1993:74 [ref. 21769], Gomon et al. 1994:817 [ref. 22532], Nakamura in Fischer et al. 1995:1642 [ref. 22830], Nakabo 2000:1342 [ref. 25182], Nakabo 2002:1342 [ref. 26193], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:102 [ref. 27192], Bray et al. 2006:1763 [ref. 29091], Gomon 2008:780 [ref. 30616], Fricke et al. 2009:111 [ref. 30213], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:118 [ref. 36167], Stewart 2015:1619 [ref. 34196], Nión et al. 2016:53 [ref. 35565], Fricke et al. 2018:361 [ref. 35805], Carneiro et al. 2019:164 [ref. 37250], Holleman 2022:262 [ref. 40163], Carvalho-Filho 2023:247 [ref. 40480]). Current status: Valid as Benthodesmus elongatus (Clarke 1879). Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in the Southern Hemisphere. Habitat: marine.

macrophthalmus, Benthodesmus Parin [N. V.] & Becker [V. E.] 1970:356, Fig. 2 (second from top) [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 83 (no. 33); ref. 7772] Arafura Sea, 9°01'S, 130°39'[or 59'] E, depth 540 meters. Holotype: ZIN 39125. Paratypes: (10) ZIN 39125a (1). •Valid as Benthodesmus macrophthalmus Parin & Becker 1970 -- (Nakamura & Parin 1993:75 [ref. 21769], Nakamura & Parin 2001:3716 [ref. 26304], Bray et al. 2006:1763 [ref. 29091], Larson et al. 2013:216 [ref. 32988], Kawai et al. 2020:51 [ref. 37785]). Current status: Valid as Benthodesmus macrophthalmus Parin & Becker 1970. Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman Sea off Thailand, Java (Indonesia), Arafura Sea and northern Western Australia. Habitat: marine.

neglectus, Benthodesmus Parin [N. V.] 1976:192 [Trudy Instituta Okeanologii Imeni P.P. Shirshova v. 104; ref. 8565] Halmahera Sea, north of New Guinea, 0°00'N/S, 135°09'E, depth 500-0 meters. Holotype: ZIN 42637. Paratypes: (4). •Valid as Benthodesmus neglectus Parin 1976 -- (Nakamura & Parin 1993:76 [ref. 21769], Nakamura & Parin 2001:3717 [ref. 26304]). Current status: Valid as Benthodesmus neglectus Parin 1976. Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Habitat: marine.

oligoradiatus, Benthodesmus Parin [N. V.] & Becker [V. E.] 1970:355, Fig. 2 (top) [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 83 (no. 33); ref. 7772] Arabian Sea [northeast of Socotra (Yemen)] 13°35'N, 54°31'E, depth 0-1000 meters. Holotype: ZIN 39124. Paratypes: (3). •Valid as Benthodesmus oligoradiatus Parin & Becker 1970 -- (Nakamura & Parin 1993:77 [ref. 21769], Adam et al. 1998:14 [ref. 23610], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S121 [ref. 27377], Holleman 2022:263 [ref. 40163]). Current status: Valid as Benthodesmus oligoradiatus Parin & Becker 1970. Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Distribution: Northern Indian Ocean: Socotra (Yemen), Maldives, India and Sri Lanka. Habitat: marine.

pacificus, Benthodesmus elongatus Parin [N. V.] & Becker [V. E.] 1970:362 [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 83 (no. 33); ref. 7772] Northwestern Pacific, off northern Honshu, Japan, 38°35'N, 142°53'E, surface. Holotype: ZIN 39127. Paratypes: (4). •Synonym of Benthodesmus elongatus (Clarke 1879), but a valid subspecies as described -- (Nakamura in Okamura et al. 1982:267, 390 [ref. 8256], Nakamura in Masuda et al. 1984:227 [ref. 6441], Parin in Whitehead et al. 1986:978 [ref. 13676], McAllister 1990:178 [ref. 14674]). •Valid as Benthodesmus pacificus Parin & Becker 1970 -- (Parin & Becker 1973:463 [ref. 7206], Nakamura & Parin 1993:78 [ref. 21769], Nelson et al. 2004:175 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:166 [ref. 37547], Mundy 2005:502 [ref. 28379], Page et al. 2013:181 [ref. 32708], Pietsch & Orr 2015:67 [ref. 34694], Burton & Lea 2019:92 [ref. 37205], Love et al. 2021:210 [ref. 39279], Page et al. 2023:113 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Benthodesmus pacificus Parin & Becker 1970. Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Distribution: North Pacific: Kyushu-Palau Ridge and Ryukyu Islands (Japan); British Columbia (Canada) south to central California (U.S.A.). Habitat: marine.

papua, Benthodesmus Parin [N. V.] 1978:164, Fig. [Trudy Instituta Okeanologii Imeni P.P. Shirshova v. 111; ref. 8898] Coral Sea, 12°02'S, 148°57'E. Holotype: ZIN 43779. •Valid as Benthodesmus papua Parin 1978 -- (Nakamura & Parin 1993:79 [ref. 21769], Nakamura & Parin 2001:3717 [ref. 26304]). Current status: Valid as Benthodesmus papua Parin 1978. Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Distribution: Western Pacific. Habitat: marine.

simonyi, Aphanopus Steindachner [F.] 1891:173 [Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 28 (18); ref. 12571] St. Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. Holotype (unique): NMW. Species described in more detail in Steindachner 1891:356 [ref. 4236]. •Synonym of Benthodesmus elongatus (Clarke 1879), but a valid subspecies -- (Parin & Bekker 1973:463 [ref. 7206], Parin in Whitehead et al. 1986:978 [ref. 13676], Scott & Scott 1988:447 [ref. 25518], Matarese et al. 1989:553 [ref. 26885], McAllister 1990:178 [ref. 14674]). •Valid as Benthodesmus simonyi (Steindachner 1891) -- (Nakamura & Parin 1993:80 [ref. 21769], Santos et al. 1997:106 [ref. 23531], Uiblein et al. 1999:66 [ref. 24045], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:328 [ref. 25013], Moore et al. 2003:230 [ref. 27076], Parin & Nakamura 2003:1831 [ref. 27115], Roa-Varón et al. 2003:20 [ref. 27814], Nelson et al. 2004:175 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:181 [ref. 32708], Bañón et al. 2016:324 [ref. 34397], Parin & Nakamura in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2891 [ref. 34618], Nión et al. 2016:53 [ref. 35565], Martins & Carneiro 2018:56 [ref. 36550], Carneiro et al. 2019:165 [ref. 37250], Bañón & Maño 2021:93 [ref. 38887], Page et al. 2023:113 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Benthodesmus simonyi (Steindachner 1891). Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Distribution: North Atlantic; ?Uruguay [ref. 35565]. Habitat: marine.

suluensis, Benthodesmus Parin [N. V.] 1976:191 [Trudy Instituta Okeanologii Imeni P.P. Shirshova v. 104; ref. 8565] Sulu Sea, western tropical Pacific, 8°37'N, 119°46'E, depth estimated at 200 meters, 660 meters wire out. Holotype: ZIN 42638. Paratypes: (8) not at ZIN. •Valid as Benthodesmus suluensis Parin 1976 -- (Nakamura & Parin 1993:81 [ref. 21769], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:643 [ref. 25122], Nakamura & Parin 2001:3717 [ref. 26304]). Current status: Valid as Benthodesmus suluensis Parin 1976. Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Distribution: Western Pacific. Habitat: marine.

tenuis, Lepidopus Günther [A.] 1877:437 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 20 (no. 119) (art. 56); ref. 2009] Off Inoshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, Inland Sea, Challenger station 232, depth 345 fathoms. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1879.5.14.297. Also appeared in Günther 1887: 37, Pl. 7 (fig. B). May represent a group of closely related species -- (Parin & Nakamura 2003:1832 [ref. 27115]). •Valid as Benthodesmus tenuis (Günther 1877) -- (Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:253 [ref. 7348], Fujii in Uyeno et al. 1983:415 [ref. 14275], Machida in Okamura et al. 1985:541, 704 [ref. 8056], Peden & Hughes 1986:4 [ref. 9714], Scott & Scott 1988:447 [ref. 25518], Paulin et al. 1989:229 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:178 [ref. 14674], Parin 1990:974 [ref. 19382], Boschung 1992:167 [ref. 23239], Nakamura & Parin 1993:82 [ref. 21769], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:171 [ref. 25472], Nakamura in Masuda et al. 1984:227 [ref. 6441], Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:xiii [ref. 21953], Shinohara et al. 1996:184 [ref. 26605], Adam et al. 1998:14 [ref. 23610], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:643 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1342 [ref. 25182], Claro et al. 2000:23 [ref. 26458], Nakamura & Parin 2001:3718 [ref. 26304], Shinohara et al. 2001:332 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:1342 [ref. 26193], Moore et al. 2003:230 [ref. 27076], Parin & Nakamura 2003:1832 [ref. 27115], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:102 [ref. 27192], Parin 2003:S26 [ref. 28536], Shinohara et al. 2005:439 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:503 [ref. 28379], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:767 [ref. 28815], Shao et al. 2008:263 [ref. 29952], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:194 [ref. 30957], Shinohara et al. 2014:272 [ref. 33330], Parin et al. 2014:509 [ref. 33547], Stewart 2015:1620 [ref. 34196], Parin & Nakamura in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2892 [ref. 34618], Carneiro et al. 2019:165 [ref. 37250], Fricke et al. 2019:310 [ref. 36673], Reiner 2019:275 [ref. 38139], Fermon et al. 2022:216 [ref. 39448], Holleman 2022:263 [ref. 40163], Carvalho-Filho 2023:247 [ref. 40480], Page et al. 2023:113 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Benthodesmus tenuis (Günther 1877). Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical through warm temperate seas (including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea). Habitat: marine.

tuckeri, Benthodesmus Parin [N. V.] & Becker [V. E.] 1970:359, Fig. 2 (second from bottom) [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 83 (no. 33); ref. 7772] Near the Philippines, Albatross station 5444, 13°45'N, 120°46'E, depth 544 meters. Holotype: USNM 98822. Paratypes: USNM 98822 (1), 98824 (1); ZIN 39126 (1). •Valid as Benthodesmus tuckeri Parin & Becker 1970 -- (Nakamura & Parin 1993:83 [ref. 21769], Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:xiii [ref. 21953], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:643 [ref. 25122], Nakamura & Parin 2001:3718 [ref. 26304], Bray et al. 2006:1763 [ref. 29091], Stewart 2015:1621 [ref. 34196], Fricke et al. 2018:361 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Benthodesmus tuckeri Parin & Becker 1970. Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Distribution: South and East Africa and Madagascar east to New Guinea, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.

vityazi, Benthodesmus Parin [N. V.] & Becker [V. E.] 1970:360, Fig. 2 (bottom) [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 83 (no. 33); ref. 7772] Equatorial central Pacific, 0°04'N, 154°05'W, depth 0-440 meters. Holotype: ZIN 39123. Paratypes: (1) not at ZIN. •Valid as Benthodesmus vityazi Parin & Becker 1970 -- (Nakamura & Parin 1993:84 [ref. 21769], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:643 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:45 [ref. 25847], Nakamura & Parin 2001:3718 [ref. 26304], Bray et al. 2006:1763 [ref. 29091], Holleman 2022:263 [ref. 40163]). Current status: Valid as Benthodesmus vityazi Parin & Becker 1970. Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Socotra (Yemen) east to eastern central Pacific. Habitat: marine.


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