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Species in the genus Neobythites: [ 61 ] records


alcocki, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:15, Fig. 4 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Andaman Sea, Investigator Survey, depth 344-403 meters. Holotype: USNM 44422. Paratypes: USNM 365708 (1), 340892 (2). •Valid as Neobythites alcocki Nielsen 2002 -- (Kannan et al. 2013:1 [ref. 34750], Reethas et al. 2016:1 [ref. 34746], Psomadakis et al. 2020:325 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites alcocki Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Northeastern Indian Ocean: Myanmar and Andaman Sea. Habitat: marine.

analis, Neobythites Barnard [K. H.] 1927:75 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 9) v. 20 (no. 115) (art. 8); ref. 193] 22 miles north of Tugela River mouth, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean, depth 115 meters. Lectotype: SAM 12487. Paralectotypes: ?BMNH 1902.5.28.16 (1), 1927.12.6.67 [ex SAM 12487] (1), 1927.12.6.68 [ex SAM 12087] (1); SAM 12084 (1), 12087-88 (now 13, 1), 33644 [ex SAM 12487] (2); USNM 188420 (5, now 4); ZMUC [ex USNM and SAM 12487] P77716 (1). Also appeared as new in Barnard 1927:879 [ref. 194]. Lectotype selected by Nielsen 1995:2 [ref. 21625]. •Valid as Neobythites analis Barnard 1927 -- (Nielsen & Cohen 1986:349 [ref. 5700], Nielsen 1995:2 [ref. 21625], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 2002:17 [ref. 26394], Nielsen & Uiblein 2022:249 [ref. 39706]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites analis Barnard 1927. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic, southwestern Indian Ocean: Western Cape (South Africa) to southern Mozambique. Habitat: marine.

andamanensis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:19, Fig. 8 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Andaman Sea, 8°25'N, 96°30'E, depth 465 meters. Holotype: ZMUC P771294. Paratypes: ZMMGU P-12399 (1). Plus nontype lot USNM 326147 (1). •Valid as Neobythites andamanensis Nielsen 2002 -- (Kannan et al. 2013:1 [ref. 34751], Reethas et al. 2016:1 [ref. 34746], Psomadakis et al. 2020:325 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites andamanensis Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Northeastern Indian Ocean: Myanmar and Andaman Sea. Habitat: marine.

australiensis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:20, Fig. 10 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Southwest of Rowley Shoals, 18°4.6'S, 118°22'E, Western Australia, depth 327-328 meters. Holotype: WAM P.28107-001. Paratypes: LACM 43621-1 (1); WAM P.25395-008 (1), P.25401-009 (1), P.28107-002 (1), P.30585-004 (1); ZMUC P771325 (1). Type catalog: Moore et al. 2008:10 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Neobythites australiensis Nielsen 2002 -- (Hoese et al. 2006:562 [ref. 29051], Okamoto et al. 2011:69 [ref. 31712], Ohashi et al. 2012:27 [ref. 31981], Su et al. 2023:244 [ref. 40661], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:187 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites australiensis Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: northwestern Australia; Taiwan. Habitat: freshwater, marine.

bimaculatus, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1997:62, Figs. 11a, b [Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (N. S.) (Série A) Zoologie v. 174; ref. 23255] New Caledonia, 22°09'S, 167°12.2' E, depth 470-480. Holotype: MNHN 1994-0730. Paratypes: MNHN 1994-0731 to 0732 (2, 1), ZMUC P771153 (1). •Valid as Neobythites bimaculatus Nielsen 1997 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1981 [ref. 24753], Hutchins 2001:23 [ref. 25847], Nielsen 2002:22 [ref. 26394], Hoese et al. 2006:563 [ref. 29051], Fricke et al. 2011:366 [ref. 31242], Ohashi et al. 2015:59 [ref. 35054], Su et al. 2023:251 [ref. 40661]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites bimaculatus Nielsen 1997. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: South China Sea, Taiwan, southern Japan, northwestern Australia, New Caledonia and Fiji. Habitat: marine.

bimarginatus, Neobythites Fourmanoir [P.] & Rivaton [J.] 1979:416, Fig. 9 [Cahiers de l'Indo-Pacifique v. 1 (no. 4); ref. 8833] West of Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, southwest Pacific. Holotype: MNHN 1978-0472. Paratypes: MNHN 1978-0473 (1). •Valid as Neobythites bimarginatus Fourmanoir & Rivaton 1979 -- (Nielsen 1997:63 [ref. 23255], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1981 [ref. 24753], Nielsen 2002:25 [ref. 26394], Fricke et al. 2011:366 [ref. 31242], Ohashi et al. 2012:27 [ref. 31981], Nielsen & Uiblein 2015:309 [ref. 36552], Nielsen & Uiblein 2022:249 [ref. 39706]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites bimarginatus Fourmanoir & Rivaton 1979. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Madagascar; New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.

braziliensis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1999:367, Figs. 21-22 [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 64 (no. 2); ref. 24424] Off Brazil, 1°49'N, 46°48'W, Oregon station 2083, depth 412 meters. Holotype: USNM 185111. Paratypes: UF 204180 (3), USNM 308990-91 (1, 1), ZMUC P771179 (1). •Valid as Neobythites braziliensis Nielsen 1999 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:59 [ref. 27192], Nielsen & Robins 2003:969 [ref. 27008], Garrido-Linares & Acero P. 2006:295 [ref. 28946], Lins Oliveira et al. 2015:114 [ref. 37485], Klautau et al. 2020:8 [ref. 37903]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites braziliensis Nielsen 1999. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: mouth of Amazonas to Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil). Habitat: marine.

crosnieri, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1995:4, Fig. 3 [Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 62; ref. 21625] Off southwestern Madagascar, 22°19.1'S, 43°06.1'E, depth 330-335 meters. Holotype: ZMMU P-18904. Paratypes: MNHN 1992-0532 to 0534 (1, 1, 1); ZMUC P77823 (1). Type catalog: Vasil'eva et al. 2001:69 [ref. 25714]. •Valid as Neobythites crosnieri Nielsen 1995 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 2002:27 [ref. 26394], Fricke et al. 2018:84 [ref. 35805], Nielsen & Uiblein 2022:249 [ref. 39706]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites crosnieri Nielsen 1995. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar endemic. Habitat: marine.

elongatus, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] & Retzer [M. E.] 1994:993, Fig. 2B [Copeia 1994 (no. 4); ref. 21652] East Caribbean Sea, Oregon station 2652, 18°19'00"N, 67°17'30"W, depth 549 meters. Holotype: FMNH 69355. Paratypes: FMNH 69339 (2), 69347 (1), 104424 [ex FMNH 69355] (3); ZMNH P77941 (1). •Valid as Neobythites elongatus Nielsen & Retzer 1994 -- (McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:724 [ref. 23897], Nielsen 1999:363 [ref. 24424], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen & Robins 2003:969 [ref. 27008], Garrido-Linares & Acero P. 2006:295 [ref. 28946], Robertson et al. 2020:159 [ref. 38098], Page et al. 2023:109 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites elongatus Nielsen & Retzer 1994. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.

fasciatus, Neobythites (Watasea) Smith [H. M.] & Radcliffe [L.] in Radcliffe 1913:142, Pl. 7 (fig. 4) [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 44 (no. 1948); ref. 3579] Batangas Bay, Luzon Island, 13°40'09"N, 120°59'30"E, Philippines, Albatross station 5290, depth 214 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 74129. Paratypes: ?BMNH 1939.4.1.9 [ex USNM] (1); USNM 99052 (1), 99055-56 (2, 1), 99064-65 (2, 1), 99240 (1), 99259 (1). •Valid as Neobythites fasciatus Smith & Radcliffe 1913 -- (Okamura in Okamura et al. 1982:183, 354 [ref. 8256], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1981 [ref. 24753], Nielsen in Randall & Lim 2000:596 [ref. 25122], Nielsen 2002:28 [ref. 26394], Su et al. 2023:251 [ref. 40661]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites fasciatus Smith & Radcliffe 1913. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines north to Taiwan. Habitat: marine.

fijiensis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:31, Fig. 20 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Natewa Bay, Fiji Islands, 16°39'S, 179°37'W, depth depth 360-380 meters. Holotype: MNHN 2000-0685. Paratypes: MNHN 2000-0686 (2), 2000-1561 (3); ZMUC P771320 (1). Plus non-types (2). •Valid as Neobythites fijiensis Nielsen 2002. Current status: Valid as Neobythites fijiensis Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Off Fiji and tentatively off Bali. Habitat: marine.

franzi, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:33, Fig. 22 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Off Dunk Island, Queensland, 18°01'S, 147°07'E, Australia, depth 298-300 meters. Holotype: NTM S-11782-004. Paratypes: AMS I-15528-004 (1), I-15534-011 (1), I-25826-008 (1), I-25827-004 (1); NMV A6907 (2); NTM S-11779-004 (1), S-1782-004 (1); ZMUC P771332 (1). •Valid as Neobythites franzi Nielsen 2002 -- (Hoese et al. 2006:563 [ref. 29051]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites franzi Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Eastern Australia. Habitat: marine.

gilli, Neobythites Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1885:601 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 8 (no. 543); ref. 1842] Gulf of Mexico, 28°36'N, 85°33'W, Albatross station 2402, depth 111 fathoms. Holotype (unique): USNM 37340. •Valid as Neobythites gilli Goode & Bean 1885 -- (Arai in Uyeno et al. 1983:234 [ref. 14275] as gillii, Cervigón 1991:173 [ref. 24472] as gillii, Boschung 1992:76 [ref. 23239], Nielsen & Retzer 1994:992 [ref. 21652], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:725 [ref. 23897], Nielsen 1999:337 [ref. 24424], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:59 [ref. 27192], Nielsen & Robins 2003:969 [ref. 27008], Nelson et al. 2004:91 [ref. 27807], Garrido-Linares & Acero P. 2006:295 [ref. 28946], Nielsen et al. 2009:59 [ref. 30411], Page et al. 2013:94 [ref. 32708], Page et al. 2023:109 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites gilli Goode & Bean 1885. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico. Habitat: marine.

gloriae, Neobythites Uiblein [F.] & Nielsen [J. G.] 2018:158, Figs. 1A [Zootaxa 4387 (no. 1); ref. 35819] Gulf of Oman, NW Indian Ocean, 25°02' N, 56°52' E, depth 272-291 meters. Holotype: USNM 309008. Paratypes: BMNH 1904.5.25.1 (1), 1910.1.31.7-10 (4), 1910.1.31.23 (1), USNM 440378 (1), ZMUC P771754 (1). •Valid as Neobythites gloriae Uiblein & Neiesen 2018 -- (Eagderi et al. 2019:34 [ref. 37020], Nielsen & Uiblein 2022:249 [ref. 39706], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:202 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites gloriae Uiblein & Nielsen 2018. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Oman and Arabian Gulf. Habitat: marine.

japonicus, Neobythites Uiblein [F.] & Nielsen [J. G.] 2023:188, Figs. 3B, 4A [Zootaxa 5336 (no. 2); ref. 40427] West of Okinawa Island, Japan, depth circa 100 meters. Holotype (unique): KAUM-I 37071. •Valid as Neobythites japonicus Uiblein & Nielsen 2023 -- (Su et al. 2023:247 [ref. 40661]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites japonicus Uiblein & Nielsen 2023. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: northern Taiwan to Ryukyu Islands (Japan). Habitat: marine.

javaensis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:35, Fig. 25 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Off Java, 8°30'S, 114°38'E, Indonesia, depth about 450 meters. Holotype: ZMUC P771295. Paratypes: ZMUC P771296-1298 (3). •Valid as Neobythites javaensis Nielsen 2002. Current status: Valid as Neobythites javaensis Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Off Java. Habitat: marine.

jonathan, Neobythites Uiblein [F.] & Nielsen [J. G.] 2023:191, Figs. 3C, 5A-B [Zootaxa 5336 (no. 2); ref. 40427] Solomon Sea, 9°31'S, 160°35'E, depth 245 - 269 meters. Holotype: MNHN 2002-3883. Paratype: MNHN 2023-0262 (1). •Valid as Neobythites jonathan Uiblein & Nielsen 2023. Current status: Valid as Neobythites jonathan Uiblein & Nielsen 2023. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Solomon Sea. Habitat: marine.

kenyaensis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1995:5, Fig. 4 [Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 62; ref. 21625] Off Ras Ngomeni, Kenya, western Indian Ocean, 2°50'S, 40°31'E, depth 275 meters. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 13952. Paratypes: BMNH 1939.5.24.1439 (1). •Valid as Neobythites kenyaensis Nielsen 1995 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 2002:37 [ref. 26394], Uiblein & Nielsen 2019:111 [ref. 36595], Nielsen & Uiblein 2022:250 [ref. 39706], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:190 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites kenyaensis Nielsen 1995. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Southwestern Indian Ocean: KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) north to Kenya. Habitat: marine.

lombokensis, Neobythites Uiblein [F.] & Nielsen [J. G.] 2018:160, Figs. 1B [Zootaxa 4387 (no. 1); ref. 35819] Southeast of Lombok Island, Indonesia, Eastern Indian Ocean, 8°58’S, 116°34’E, depth 150-280 meters. Holotype (unique): ZMUC P77744. •Valid as Neobythites lombokensis Uiblein & Neilsen 2018 -- (Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:202 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites lombokensis Uiblein & Nielsen 2018. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean: Lombok Island, Indonesia. Habitat: marine.

longipes, Neobythites Smith [H. M.] & Radcliffe [L.] in Radcliffe 1913:139, Pl. 7 (fig. 1) [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 44 (no. 1948); ref. 3579] Off Jolo Island, 6°02'00"N, 120°44'40"E, Philippines, Albatross station 5550, depth 258 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 74126. Paratypes: BMNH 1939.4.1.10 [ex USNM] (1); USNM 99069-70 (1, 2), 99073 (1), 99089 (1), 99091-92 (1, 2), 99204 (1), 99229 (1), 99236 (1). •Valid as Neobythites longipes Smith & Radcliffe 1913 -- (Paxton et al. 1989:313 [ref. 12442], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1981 [ref. 24753] as longiceps, Hutchins 2001:23 [ref. 25847], Nielsen 2002:38 [ref. 26394], Hoese et al. 2006:563 [ref. 29051], Uiblein & Nielsen 2018:162 [ref. 35819], Su et al. 2023:250 [ref. 40661], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:196 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites longipes Smith & Radcliffe 1913. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Western Australia to Philippines, north to Taiwan. Habitat: marine.

longispinis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:41, Fig. 31 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Macclesfield Bank, South China Sea, 16°10'06"N, 114°29'12"E, depth 307-311 meters. Holotype: USNM 309001. Paratypes: USNM 365705 (1). •Valid as Neobythites longispinis Nielsen 2002. Current status: Valid as Neobythites longispinis Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: South China Sea. Habitat: marine.

longiventralis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1997:66, Fig. 13 [Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (N. S.) (Série A) Zoologie v. 174; ref. 23255] New Caledonia, 18°59.3'S, 163°25'E, depth 320 meters. Holotype: MNHN 1994-0739. Paratypes: MNHN 1994-0740 (1). •Valid as Neobythites longiventralis Nielsen 1997 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1981 [ref. 24753], Nielsen 2002:42 [ref. 26394], Fricke et al. 2011:366 [ref. 31242], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:195 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites longiventralis Nielsen 1997. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines to New Caledonia and Fiji. Habitat: marine.

machidai, Neobythites Ohashi [S.], Nielsen [J. G.] & Yabe [M.] 2012:28, Figs. 1-3Y [Bulletin of the National Museum of Natural Science, Ser. A., Supplement No. 6; ref. 31981] 33°5.95'N, 133°7.59'E - 33°4.46'N - 133°5.95'E, Tosa Bay, Kochi Prefecture, Japan, depth 154-158 meters. Holotype: NSMT-P 106558 [ex BSKU 96032]. Paratypes: BSKU 64445 (1), 66949 (1), 74521 (1), 77927 (1), 102732 (1); ZMUC P771708 (1). •Valid as Neobythites machidai Ohashi, Nielsen & Yabe 2012. Current status: Valid as Neobythites machidai Ohashi, Nielsen & Yabe 2012. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Tosa Bay, Japan [types]. Habitat: marine.

macrocelli, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:44, Fig. 35 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Off Kiritimati [formerly Christmas Island], 1°50'42"N, 157°30'36"E, Line Islands, depth 285 meters. Holotype: USNM 309004. Paratypes: USNM 365706 (1). •Valid as Neobythites macrocelli Nielsen 2002. Current status: Valid as Neobythites macrocelli Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Kiritimati, Line Islands, Pacific. Habitat: marine.

macrops, Neobythites Günther [A.] 1887:102, Pl. 20 (fig. A) [Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H. M. S. Challenger v. 22 (pt 57); ref. 2013] Off Philippines, Challenger station 210, depth 375 fathoms. Lectotype: BMNH 1887.12.7.41. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1887.12.7.42 (1) Fiji. Additional non-type material: USNM 188820 (4), ZMUC [ex USNM] (1). Lectotype selected by Nelson 2002 [ref. 26934]. •In part a synonym of Neobythites pallidus Nielsen 1997 -- (Nielsen 2002:69 [ref. 26394]). •Valid as Neobythites macrops Günther 1887 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1981 [ref. 24753], Hutchins 2001:23 [ref. 25847], Nielsen 2002:46 [ref. 26394], Hoese et al. 2006:563 [ref. 29051], Fricke et al. 2014:33 [ref. 33932]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites macrops Günther 1887. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Andaman Sea east to Philippines and Papua New Guinea, south to northwestern Australia. Habitat: marine.

malayanus, Neobythites Weber [M.] 1913:554, Pl. 1 (fig. 2) [Die Fische der Siboga-Expedition; ref. 4602] Saleh Bay, Sumbawa Island, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, 8°19'S, 117°41'E, Siboga station 312, depth 274 meters. Lectotype: ZMA 110841 (SL 137). Paralectotypes: ZMA 110841 (4). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:65 [ref. 19236]. Lectotype selected by Nielsen 2002:48 [ref. 26394] [although not complying with the 1999 code]. See also Uiblein & Nielsen 2018:163 [ref. 35819]. •Valid as Neobythites malayanus Weber 1913 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1981 [ref. 24753], Nielsen 2002:48 [ref. 26394], Uiblein & Nielsen 2018:163 [ref. 35819], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:202 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites malayanus Weber 1913. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines, and Vanuatu. Habitat: marine.

malhaensis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1995:6, Fig. 5 [Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 62; ref. 21625] Saya de Malha Bank, 11°02'S, 62°15'E, depth 250 meters. Holotype: ZMMU P-18915. Paratypes: ZMMU P-18916-17 (1, 1), ZMUC P77840 (1). Type catalog: Vasil'eva et al. 2001:69 [ref. 25714]. •Valid as Neobythites malhaensis Nielsen 1995 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 2002:51 [ref. 26394], Uiblein & Nielsen 2018:164 [ref. 35819], Nielsen & Uiblein 2022:250 [ref. 39706], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:202 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites malhaensis Nielsen 1995. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Saya de Malha Bank endemic. Habitat: marine.

marginatus, Neobythites Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1886:162 [Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology v. 12 (no. 5); ref. 1844] Off Barbados, West Indies, 13°00.5'N, 59°36.2'W, Blake station 274, depth 209 fathoms. Holotype (unique): MCZ 27953. •Valid as Neobythites marginatus Goode & Bean 1886 -- (Cervigón 1991:173 [ref. 24472], Nielsen & Retzer 1994:992 [ref. 21652], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:726 [ref. 23897], Nielsen 1999:358 [ref. 24424], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:152 [ref. 27754], Nielsen & Robins 2003:969 [ref. 27008], Nelson et al. 2004:91 [ref. 27807], Garrido-Linares & Acero P. 2006:295, 298 [ref. 28946], Page et al. 2013:95 [ref. 32708], Page et al. 2023:109 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites marginatus Goode & Bean 1886. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.

marianaensis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:53, Fig. 43 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Off Saipan-Tinian, Mariana Islands, 15°10'06"N, 145°39'54"E, depth 302 meters. Holotype: USNM 309006. Paratypes: USNM 365707 (6); ZMUC P1771327 (1). •Valid as Neobythites marianaensis Nielsen 2002. Current status: Valid as Neobythites marianaensis Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Pacific. Habitat: marine.

marquesaensis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:55, Fig. 45 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Off Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, 9°51.3'S, 139°09.3'W, depth 420-450 meters. Holotype: MNHN 2000-0689. Paratypes: MNHN 2000-0688 (3), 2001-1203 (1); ZMUC P771322 (1). •Valid as Neobythites marquesaensis Nielsen 2002. Current status: Valid as Neobythites marquesaensis Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: South Pacific: Marquesas Islands. Habitat: marine.

meteori, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1995:7, Fig. 6 [Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 62; ref. 21625] Off Socotra Island, northern Indian Ocean, 11°33.9'N, 52°54'E, depth 175-337 meters. Holotype (unique): ZMH 5621. •Valid as Neobythites meteori Nielsen 1995 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 2002:57 [ref. 26394], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S99 [ref. 27377], Uiblein & Nielsen 2018:165 [ref. 35819], Nielsen & Uiblein 2022:251 [ref. 39706], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:202 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites meteori Nielsen 1995. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Northwestern Indian Ocean: Socotra (Yemen). Habitat: marine.

monocellatus, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1999:351, Figs. 8-9 [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 64 (no. 2); ref. 24424] Off Venezuela, 9°53'N, 59°53'W, Oregon station 1983, depth 229 meters. Holotype: USNM 309234. Paratypes: UF 101518 (4), 204794 (1), 222153 (2), 222168 (1), 229530 (1), 230439 (2), 230418 (7), 230449 (2); USNM 185391 (8), 185417 (11), 309234 [same catalog number as the holotype] (10), 309235 (1), 309238 (1), 309241 (3), 309244 (6), 340897 (1); ZMUC P771180 (1), 771181-82 (1, 1), 771183 (1), 771184-86 (3), 771187 (1). •Valid as Neobythites monocellatus Nielsen 1999 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen & Robins 2003:969 [ref. 27008], Garrido-Linares & Acero P. 2006:295, 298 [ref. 28946], Mincarone et al. 2008:53 [ref. 29626], Nielsen et al. 2009:62 [ref. 30411], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:201 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites monocellatus Nielsen 1999. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Honduras to east Brazil. Habitat: marine.

multidigitatus, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1999:369, Figs. 23-24 [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 64 (no. 2); ref. 24424] Bahamas, 26°12'N, 79°31'W, Gerda station 299, depth 641 meters. Holotype (unique): UF 214853. •Valid as Neobythites multidigitatus Nielsen 1999 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen & Robins 2003:969 [ref. 27008], Garrido-Linares & Acero P. 2006:295 [ref. 28946], Ohashi et al. 2012:31 [ref. 31981]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites multidigitatus Nielsen 1999. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.

multiocellatus, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.], Uiblein [F.] & Mincarone [M. M.] 2009:66, Figs. 1, 8-9 [Zootaxa No. 2228; ref. 30411] Off Caribbean Panama, 9°04'N, 81°25'W, Oregon sta. 3597, depth 282-301 meters. Holotype: ZMUC P771207. Paratypes: many at MOVI, UF, USNM, ZMUC. Plus non-type specimens. •Valid as Neobythites multiocellatus Nielsen, Uiblein & Mincarone 2009 -- (Page et al. 2023:109 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites multiocellatus Nielsen, Uiblein & Mincarone 2009. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Florida (U.S.A.) and most of the Caribbean Sea. Habitat: marine.

multistriatus, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] & Quéro [J.-C.] 1991:194, Figs. 1-4 [Cybium v. 15 (no. 3); ref. 20072] Off Réunion, western Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean, 20°57.9'S, 55°14.5'E, depth 450-580 meters. Holotype: MNHN 1988-1945. Paratypes: MNHN 1988-1946 (2), ZMUC P77809 (1). •Valid as Neobythites multistriatus Nielsen & Quéro 1991 -- (Nielsen 1995:8 [ref. 21625], Fricke 1999:101 [ref. 24106], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 2002:59 [ref. 26394], Fricke et al. 2009:27 [ref. 30213], Kurup et al. 2010:2 [ref. 39550], Kannan et al. 2013:1 [ref. 34750], Kannan et al. 2013:1 [ref. 34751], Reethas et al. 2016:1 [ref. 34746]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites multistriatus Nielsen & Quéro 1991. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Indian Ocean: Réunion, Rodrigues, India and Andaman Sea. Habitat: marine.

musorstomi, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:61, Fig. 51 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Northeast of Fiji, 11°47.8'S, 178°19.1'W, depth 547-552 meters. Holotype: MNHN 1995-0712. Paratypes: MNHN 2001-0034 (1), ZMUC P771312 (1). Plus 1 non-type. •Valid as Neobythites musorstomi Nielsen 2002. Current status: Valid as Neobythites musorstomi Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific, off Fiji. Habitat: marine.

natalensis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1995:9, Fig. 8 [Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 62; ref. 21625] Off KwaZuku-Natal, South Africa, 25°20'S, 35°17'E, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype: ZMUC P77824. Paratypes: MNHN 1992-0535 (3). •Valid as Neobythites natalensis Nielsen 1995 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 2002:63 [ref. 26394], Ohashi et al. 2012:31 [ref. 31981], Fricke et al. 2018:84 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites natalensis Nielsen 1995. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: South Africa to Madagascar. Habitat: marine.

neocaledoniensis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1997:67, Fig. 14 [Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (N. S.) (Série A) Zoologie v. 174; ref. 23255] New Caledonia, 18°52.8'S, 163°21.7'E, depth 550 meters. Holotype: MNHN 1994-0741. Paratypes: MNHN 1994-0742 to 0744 (2, 1, 1), NMNZ-P.29201 (2), ZMUC-P.771156 (1). •Valid as Neobythites neocaledoniensis Nielsen 1997 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1981 [ref. 24753], Nielsen 2002:65 [ref. 26394], Fricke et al. 2011:366 [ref. 31242]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites neocaledoniensis Nielsen 1997. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

nigriventris, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:66, Fig. 57 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Marion Plateau, Queensland, 22°53.3'S, 152°59.3'E, Australia, depth 325-338 meters. Holotype: CSIRO H 2310-03. Paratypes: Many at AMS, CSIRO, NMV, NTM, and ZMUC. •Valid as Neobythites nigriventris Nielsen 2002 -- (Hoese et al. 2006:563 [ref. 29051], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:187 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites nigriventris Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Southwest Pacific: Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Habitat: marine.

nigromaculatus, Neobythites Kamohara [T.] 1938:67, Fig. 37 [On the offshore bottom-fishes of Prov. Tosa; ref. 2551] Mimase market, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. Kamohara "neotype": BSKU 3573. Type catalog: Kamohara 1961:9 [ref. 19282]. "Neotype" designation: Kamohara 1961:9 [ref. 19282], but neotype designation was not made in a revisory work and is invalid. •Valid as Neobythites nigromaculatus Kamohara 1938 -- (Machida in Masuda et al. 1984:100 [ref. 6441], Chen & Shao 1991:13 [ref. 16679] as nigromaculata, Nakabo 2000:443 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:443 [ref. 26001]). •Synonym of Neobythites unimaculatus Smith & Radcliffe 1913 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen in Randall & Lim 2000:596 [ref. 25122], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:187 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Synonym of Neobythites unimaculatus Smith & Radcliffe 1913. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Habitat: marine.

ocellatus, Neobythites Günther [A.] 1887:103, Pl. 21 (fig. B) [Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H. M. S. Challenger v. 22 (pt 57); ref. 2013] Off Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil, 9°05'S, 34°50'W, Challenger station 122, depth 350 fathoms. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1887.12.7.43. •Valid as Neobythites ocellatus Günther 1887 -- (Nielsen & Retzer 1994:992 [ref. 21652], Nielsen 1999:346 [ref. 24424], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:152 [ref. 27754], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:59 [ref. 27192], Nielsen & Robins 2003:969 [ref. 27008], Garrido-Linares & Acero P. 2006:295, 298 [ref. 28946], Mincarone et al. 2008:54 [ref. 29626], Nielsen et al. 2009:63 [ref. 30411], Lins Oliveira et al. 2015:115 [ref. 37485], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:191 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites ocellatus Günther 1887. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Southwestern Atlantic: Bahamas; Venezuela south to Bahia (Brazil). Habitat: marine.

pako, Neobythites Uiblein [F.] & Nielsen [J. G.] 2023:197, Figs. 3E, 6A [Zootaxa 5336 (no. 2); ref. 40427] Solomon Sea, 8°6'25.2"S, 157°23'2.4"E, depth 248 - 253 meters. Holotype (unique): MNHN 2006-0337. •Valid as Neobythites pako Uiblein & Nielsen 2023. Current status: Valid as Neobythites pako Uiblein & Nielsen 2023. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: eastern Solomon Sea. Habitat: marine.

pallidus, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1997:68, Fig. 15a, b [Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (N. S.) (Série A) Zoologie v. 174; ref. 23255] New Caledonia, 18°49.4'S, 163°18.8'E, depth 590 meters. Holotype: MNHN 1994-0745. MNHN 1994-0746 to 0749 (1, 2, 1, 10), ZMUC-P.771157-58 (1, 1). •Valid as Neobythites pallidus Nielsen 1997 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1981 [ref. 24753], Nielsen 2002:69 [ref. 26394], Hoese et al. 2006:563 [ref. 29051], Gomon 2008:352 [ref. 30616], Fricke et al. 2011:366 [ref. 31242], Psomadakis et al. 2020:325 [ref. 37272] as aff. pallidus). Current status: Valid as Neobythites pallidus Nielsen 1997. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific: eastern Australia to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. Habitat: marine.

purus, Neobythites (Watasea) Smith [H. M.] & Radcliffe [L.] in Radcliffe 1913:141, Pl. 7 (fig. 3) [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 44 (no. 1948); ref. 3579] Near Destacado Island between Samar and Masbate, 12°12'35"N, 124°02'48"E, Philippines, Albatross station 5392, depth 135 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 74128. Paratypes: USNM 308953 (1). •Valid as Neobythites purus Smith & Radcliffe 1913 -- (Paxton et al. 1989:313 [ref. 12442], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1981 [ref. 24753], Nielsen 2002:72 [ref. 26394], Hoese et al. 2006:564 [ref. 29051], Larson et al. 2013:49 [ref. 32988]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites purus Smith & Radcliffe 1913. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Pacific. Habitat: marine.

sereti, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:74, Fig. 63 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Northeast of Fiji, 12°13.8'S, 177°28'W, depth 795-820 fathoms. Holotype: MNHN 1995-0713. Paratypes: MNHN 1995-0716 (1), 2001-0042 (6); ZMUC P771319 (1). •Valid as Neobythites sereti Nielsen 2002. Current status: Valid as Neobythites sereti Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Northeast of Fiji Islands. Habitat: marine.

sinensis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:76, Fig. 65 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] South China Sea, 16°20'N, 114°39'E, depth 392-395 meters. Holotype (unique): USNM 309002. •Valid as Neobythites sinensis Nielsen 2002. Current status: Valid as Neobythites sinensis Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: South China Sea. Habitat: marine.

sivicola, Watasea Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1901:765, Pl. 37 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 23 (no. 1235); ref. 2504] Misaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Sagami Sea, Japan. Holotype: CAS-SU 6375. Paratypes: USNM 49707 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:102 [ref. 12291]. •Valid as Neobythites sivicola (Jordan & Snyder 1901) -- (Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:191 [ref. 7348], Machida in Masuda et al. 1984:100 [ref. 6441], Machida in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:255, 371 [ref. 8057], Chen & Shao 1991:13 [ref. 16679], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:83 [ref. 24448], Nakabo 2000:443 [ref. 25086] as sivicolus, Nielsen in Randall & Lim 2000:596 [ref. 25122], Shinohara et al. 2001:308 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:443 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:206, 537 [ref. 26218], Nielsen 2002:77 [ref. 26394], Okamoto et al. 2011:71 [ref. 31712], Shinohara et al. 2011:40 [ref. 31715], Ohashi et al. 2012:27 [ref. 31981], Shinohara et al. 2014:241 [ref. 33330], Kim et al. 2020:73 [ref. 39118], Sonoyama et al. 2020:30 [ref. 37637], Su et al. 2023:250 [ref. 40661]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites sivicola (Jordan & Snyder 1901). Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Northwestern Pacific: Taiwan to Korea and Japan. Habitat: marine.

soelae, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 2002:80, Fig. 69 [Galathea Report v. 19; ref. 26394] Off Port Headland, 17°35'S, 118°37'E, Western Australia. Holotype: CSIRO CA 3573. Paratypes: CSIRO B 3303 (1), B 4010 (1). •Valid as Neobythites soelae Nielsen 2002 -- (Hoese et al. 2006:564 [ref. 29051]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites soelae Nielsen 2002. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Northwestern Australia. Habitat: marine.

solomonensis, Neobythites Uiblein [F.] & Nielsen [J. G.] 2021:84, Figs. 1-2 [Cybium v. 45 (no. 2) (for 31 May 2021); ref. 38338] Eastern Solomon Sea, southwest Pacific, 8°57'S, 157°48'E, depth 732 - 839 meters. Holotype: MNHN 2006-0322. Paratypes: (4) MNHN. •Valid as Neobythites solomonensis Uiblein & Nielsen 2021. Current status: Valid as Neobythites solomonensis Uiblein & Nielsen 2021. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Southwest Pacific: eastern Solomon Sea. Habitat: marine.

somaliaensis, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1995:10, Fig. 9 [Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 62; ref. 21625] Brothers Islands, southwest of Socotra, 12°16.6'N, 53°08.2'E, depth 380 meters. Holotype: ZMMU P-18905. Paratypes: ZMMU P-18906-12 (1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 2, 1), ZMUC P77836-39 (1, 1, 1, 1). Type catalog: Vasil'eva et al. 2001:70 [ref. 25714]. •Valid as Neobythites somaliaensis Nielsen 1995 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 2002:82, 101 [ref. 26394], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S99 [ref. 27377], Uiblein & Nielsen 2021:86 [ref. 38338]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites somaliaensis Nielsen 1995. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean. Habitat: marine.

steatiticus, Neobythites Alcock [A. W.] 1894:181 [13], Pl. 9 (fig. 3) [Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal v. 62 (pt 2, No. 4); ref. 89] Bay of Bengal, 15°04'07"N, 80°25'07"E, Investigator station 137, depth 128 fathoms. Holotype (unique): ZSI F13435. Non-types: BMNH [ex ZSI F13473-74] (2?), USNM [ex ZSI F13475] (1). Type catalog: Menon & Yazdani 1968:149-150 [ref. 20743], Menon and Rama-Rao 1970:377 [ref. 27516] as steaticus, Menon & Rama-Rao 1975:41 [ref. 22148], Talwar 1977:637 [ref. 26599]. On p. 13 of separate. Figured in Alcock 1898: Pl. 21 (fig. 2) [ref. 20534]. •Valid as Neobythites steatiticus Alcock 1894 -- (Nielsen 1995:11 [ref. 21625], Carpenter et al. 1997:125 [ref. 23922], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:82 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 2002:84 [ref. 26394], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S99 [ref. 27377], Kannan et al. 2013:1 [ref. 34750], Kannan et al. 2013:1 [ref. 34751], Reethas et al. 2016:1 [ref. 34746], Ali et al. 2018:313 [ref. 36183], Uiblein & Nielsen 2018:165 [ref. 35819], Psomadakis et al. 2020:326 [ref. 37272], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:202 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites steatiticus Alcock 1894. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Northeastern Indian Ocean: Bay of Bengal (India) to Myanmar. Habitat: marine.

stefanovi, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] & Uiblein [F.] 1993:110, Figs. 1-2 [Senckenbergiana Maritima v. 23 (nos 4/6); ref. 20990] Gulf of Aden, 14°48.8'N, 51°16.1'E, depth 335-345 meters. Holotype: ZMMU P-18923. Paratypes: BMNH 1939.5.14.1437 (1); SMF 26427-29 (1, 1, 6); USNM 302930 (1), 309008 (3); ZMMU P-18924-31 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3); ZMUC P77843-44 (2). Type catalog: Vasil'eva et al. 2001:70-71 [ref. 25714]. •Valid as Neobythites stefanovi Nielsen & Uiblein 1993 -- (Uiblein et al. 1994:18 [ref. 21798], Klausewitz 1994:465 [ref. 23564], Nielsen 1995:12 [ref. 21625], Carpenter et al. 1997:125 [ref. 23922], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:83 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 2002:86 [ref. 26394], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:9S99 [ref. 27377], Kannan et al. 2013:1 [ref. 34750], Kannan et al. 2013:1 [ref. 34751], Uiblein & Nielsen 2018:169 [ref. 35819], Golani & Fricke 2018:39 [ref. 36273], Nielsen & Uiblein 2022:251 [ref. 39706], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:202 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites stefanovi Nielsen & Uiblein 1993. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Northwestern Indian Ocean: Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Habitat: marine.

stelliferoides, Neobythites Gilbert [C. H.] 1890:112 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 13 (no. 797); ref. 1623] Off Baja California, Mexico, 24°30'15"N, 110°29'00"W, Albatross station 2996, depth 112 fathoms. Lectotype: USNM 44383 (154 mm SL). Paralectotypes: UMMZ 162264 (2), USNM 125557 (4). Lectotype not established by Jordan & Evermann 1898:2516 [ref. 2445]. Lectotype designation by Nielsen 2002:88 [ref. 26394] does not conform to the 1999 code but is accepted. •Valid as Neobythites stelliferoides Gilbert 1890 -- (Bussing & López S. 1994:76 [ref. 23101], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:83 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 2002:7 [ref. 26394], Nelson et al. 2004:91 [ref. 27807], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:198 [ref. 28944], Nielsen & Møller 2011:785 [ref. 31447], Page et al. 2013:95 [ref. 32708], Robertson et al. 2017:62 [ref. 35676], Love et al. 2021:83 [ref. 39279], Page et al. 2023:109 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites stelliferoides Gilbert 1890. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: southern Baja California Sur (Mexico) south to Peru, including Gulf of California (Mexico). Habitat: marine.

stigmosus, Neobythites Machida [Y.] in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:251, Pl. 174 [Fishes of the Okinawa Trough and the adjacent waters; ref. 8057] Off Owase, Kumano-Nada, Mie Prefecture, Japan, depth 180-200 meters. Holotype: BSKU 38777. Paratypes: BSKU 27496 (1), 27939 (1), 28440-41 (2), 28328 (1), 38376 (1), 38608-09 (2), 38640 (1), 38752 (1), 38757-59 (3), 38763 (1), 38765 (1), 38775-76 (2), 38778 (1), 38786 (1), 38788 (1), 39474 (1). •Valid as Neobythites stigmosus Machida 1984 -- (Machida in Masuda et al. 1984:100 [ref. 6441], Shen et al. 1986:65 [ref. 13818], Chen & Shao 1991:14 [ref. 16679], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:83 [ref. 24448], Nakabo 2000:443 [ref. 25086], Nielsen in Randall & Lim 2000:596 [ref. 25122], Shinohara et al. 2001:308 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:443 [ref. 26001], Nielsen 2002:91 [ref. 26394], Shinohara et al. 2005:414 [ref. 28370], Okamoto et al. 2011:71 [ref. 31712], Ohashi et al. 2012:27 [ref. 31981], Motomura et al. 2015:16 [ref. 34709], Su et al. 2023:251 [ref. 40661]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites stigmosus Machida 1984. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Northwestern Pacific: Taiwan north to Japan. Habitat: marine.

superocellatus, Neobythites Uiblein [F.] & Nielsen [J. G.] 2023:182, Figs. 1A, 2, 3A [Zootaxa 5336 (no. 2); ref. 40427] Solomon Sea, 9°48'6"S, 160°50'8"E, depth 298 - 318 meters. Holotype: MNHN 2021-0457. Paratypes: MNHN 2002-3758 (2), 2002-3654 (1). •Valid as Neobythites superocellatus Uiblein & Nielsen 2023. Current status: Valid as Neobythites superocellatus Uiblein & Nielsen 2023. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Central and southeast Solomon Sea. Habitat: marine.

trifilis, Neobythites Kotthaus [A.] 1979:11, Fig. 461 [Meteor Forschungsergebnisse. Reihe D, Biologie No. 28; ref. 8818] Southwestern Socotra, 11°33.9'N, 52°54'E, Meteor station 102, depth 337-175 meters. Holotype (unique): ZMH 5620. Type catalog: Wilkens & Dohse 1993:419 [ref. 21161]. •Valid as Neobythites trifilis Kotthaus 1979 -- (Nielsen 1995:13 [ref. 21625], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:83 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 2002:93 [ref. 26394], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S99 [ref. 27377], Nielsen & Uiblein 2022:251 [ref. 39706]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites trifilis Kotthaus 1979. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Northwestern Indian Ocean: Socotra (Yemen) endemic. Habitat: marine.

unicolor, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] & Retzer [M. E.] 1994:993, Fig. 2A [Copeia 1994 (no. 4); ref. 21652] Eastern Caribbean Sea, 17°38'30"N, 63°27'00"W, Oregon station 2633, depth 348 meters. Holotype: FMNH 69349. Paratypes: FMNH 69348 (1), 69352 (1), 69354 (1); INHS 32130 (1); TCWC 6207.2 (2), 4469.3 (2); ZMUC P7794 (1). Type catalog: Sabaj et al. 1997:274 [ref. 23225]. •Valid as Neobythites unicolor Nielsen & Retzer 1994 -- (McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:727 [ref. 23897], Nielsen 1999:354 [ref. 24424], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:83 [ref. 24448], Claro et al. 2000:21 [ref. 26458], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:152 [ref. 27754], Nielsen & Robins 2003:969 [ref. 27008], Garrido-Linares & Acero P. 2006:295 [ref. 28946], Uiblein et al. 2019:278 [ref. 36734], Page et al. 2023:109 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites unicolor Nielsen & Retzer 1994. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: southern Florida (U. S. A.) south to southern Caribbean Sea, including Gulf of Mexico. Habitat: marine.

unimaculatus, Neobythites (Watasea) Smith [H. M.] & Radcliffe [L.] in Radcliffe 1913:140, Pl. 7 (fig. 2) [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 44 (no. 1948); ref. 3579] Near Mabul Island, 4°10'50"N, 118°39'35"E, Borneo, Albatross station 5590, depth 310 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 74127. Paratypes: USNM 76678 (1). •Valid as Neobythites unimaculatus Smith & Radcliffe 1913 -- (Nielsen 1997:71 [ref. 23255], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:83 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1981 [ref. 24753], Nielsen in Randall & Lim 2000:596 [ref. 25122], Shinohara et al. 2001:308 [ref. 25995], Nielsen 2002:95 [ref. 26394], Hoese et al. 2006:564 [ref. 29051], Fricke et al. 2011:367 [ref. 31242], Okamoto et al. 2011:71 [ref. 31712], Ohashi et al. 2012:27 [ref. 31981], Larson et al. 2013:49 [ref. 32988], Su et al. 2023:251 [ref. 40661], Uiblein & Nielsen 2023:187 [ref. 40427]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites unimaculatus Smith & Radcliffe 1913. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Western Australia; Coral Sea east to Fiji, north to Taiwan and Japan. Habitat: marine.

vityazi, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1995:14, Fig. 13 [Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 62; ref. 21625] Off southeastern Madagascar, 22°19.1'S, 43°06.1'E, depth 300-335 meters. Holotype: ZMMU P-18918. Paratypes: MNHN 1992-0526 to 0531 (2, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1), 1992-934 (1); ZMMU P-18919-22 (1, 1, 4, 1); ZMUC P77833-835 (3). Type catalog: Vasil'eva et al. 2001:71-72 [ref. 25714]. •Valid as Neobythites vityazi Nielsen 1995 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:83 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 2002:98 [ref. 26394], Fricke et al. 2018:85 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites vityazi Nielsen 1995. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Mozambique to Madagascar. Habitat: marine.

zonatus, Neobythites Nielsen [J. G.] 1997:72, Fig. 17 [Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (N. S.) (Série A) Zoologie v. 174; ref. 23255] Norfolk Ridge, 24°55.48'S, 168°21.29'E, depth 500-610 meters. Holotype: MNHN 1994-0752. Paratypes: MNHN 1994-0753 to 0758 (1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1); NMNZ-P.29200 (1), P.29019 (1), P.29329 (1); ZMUC-P.771160 (1). •Valid as Neobythites zonatus Nielsen 1997 -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:83 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1981 [ref. 24753], Nielsen 2002:99 [ref. 26394], Fricke et al. 2011:367 [ref. 31242], Fricke et al. 2019:71 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Neobythites zonatus Nielsen 1997. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: New Ireland (Papua New Guinea); New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.

zora, Neobythites Uiblein [F.] & Nielsen [J. G.] 2023:195, Figs. 3D, 5C [Zootaxa 5336 (no. 2); ref. 40427] Off Lakeba, Fiji Island, 18°12'S, 178°36'W, depth 417 - 427 meters. Holotype (unique): ZMUC P771324. •Valid as Neobythites zora Uiblein & Nielsen 2023. Current status: Valid as Neobythites zora Uiblein & Nielsen 2023. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Fiji. Habitat: marine.


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