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Species in the genus Herpetoichthys: [ 4 ] records


afuerae, Ophichthus Hildebrand [S. F.] 1946:139, Fig. 32 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 189; ref. 2161] Off Lobos de Afuera Island, Peru, 6°56'S, 80°43'W, depth 20 fathoms. Holotype (unique): USNM 127836. Type catalog: Smith 1994:33 [ref. 21917]. •Synonym of Pogonophis fossatus Myers & Wade 1941 -- (McCosker 1977:83 [ref. 6836]). •Synonym of Herpetoichthys fossatus (Myers & Wade 1941) -- (Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:120 [ref. 24555]). Current status: Synonym of Herpetoichthys fossatus (Myers & Wade 1941). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

fossatus, Pogonophis Myers [G. S.] & Wade [C. B.] 1941:79, Pl. 13 [Allan Hancock Pacific Expedition 1932-40, Los Angeles v. 9 (no. 4); ref. 3133] Chatham Bay, Cocos Island, eastern Pacific, 5°33'50"N, 86°58'46"W, depth 40-47 fathoms. Holotype: LACM 21563 [ex AHF 14]. Paratypes: LACM 21700 (1), CAS-SU 36548 (1). •Valid as Pogonophis fossatus Myers & Wade 1941 -- (McCosker 1977:83 [ref. 6836]). •Valid as Herpetoichthys fossatus (Myers & Wade 1941) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:365 [ref. 13288], McCosker & Rosenblatt in Fischer et al. 1995:1335 [ref. 22830], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:169 [ref. 24023], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:120 [ref. 24555], Nelson et al. 2004:62 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:20 [ref. 37547], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:188 [ref. 30957], Page et al. 2013:63 [ref. 32708], Love et al. 2021:36 [ref. 39279], Page et al. 2023:54 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Herpetoichthys fossatus (Myers & Wade 1941). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Pacific coast of southern Baja California Sur (Mexico) south to Peru, including Gulf of California (Mexico) and Galápagos Islands (Ecuador). Habitat: marine.

ornatissimus, Herpetoichthys Kaup [J. J.] 1856:44 [Archiv für Naturgeschichte v. 22 (pt. 1); ref. 2572] Coast of Malabar, India. Holotype (unique): MNHN B-2757. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:107 [ref. 20810]. Also in Kaup 1856:7, Pl. 1 (fig. 4) [ref. 2573]. •Synonym of Herpetoichthys regius (Richardson 1848) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:365 [ref. 13288], Bauchot et al. 1993:107 [ref. 20810]). •Synonym of Herpetoichthys regius (Richardson 1848) -- (J. E.cCosker, pers. comm. 24 Aug. 2011). Current status: Synonym of Herpetoichthys regius (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

regius, Ophisurus Richardson [J.] (ex Shaw) 1848:106 [Ichthyology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus & Terror v. 2 (2); ref. 3740] St. Helena Island, South Atlantic. Holotype: BMNH 1985.2.19.5. •Valid as Ophichthus regius (Richardson 1848) -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836], Leiby 1990:190 [ref. 13652], Trunov 2006:471 [ref. 28786]). •Valid as Herpetoichthys regius (Richardson 1848) -- (Edwards & Glass 1987:627 [ref. 9166], McCosker et al. 1989:365 [ref. 13288], Wirtz et al. 2014:[3] 785 [ref. 33516], McCosker 2016:1662 [ref. 34558], Luiz & McCosker 2018:11 [ref. 37927], Brown et al. 2019:157 [ref. 36444]). Current status: Valid as Herpetoichthys regius (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Southwestern Atlantic: Santa Catarina (Brazil), Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago; southern-central Atlantic: Saint Helena Island, Ascension Island; eastern Atlantic: Mauritania. Habitat: marine.


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