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Species related to Ophichthus cruentifer: [ 4 ] records


cruentifer, Pisoodonophis Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1896:147, Pl. 44 (fig. 166) [Special Bulletin U. S. National Museum No. 2; ref. 1848] Off north-eastern U.S.A., 39°57'N, 69°28'W, Fish Hawk station 1035, depth 120 fathoms. Lectotype: USNM 28938. Paralectotypes: USNM 278183 [ex USNM 28398] (1). Additional non-type material: USNM 30233 (1), 31711 (3). Type catalog: Smith 1994:35 [ref. 21917]. Lectotype established in Jordan & Evermann 1900:3245 in caption to figure. Original genus should have been Pisodonophis. •Valid as Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode & Bean 1896) -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836], Robins & Ray 1986:65 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:86 [ref. 25518], McCosker et al. 1989:384 [ref. 13288], Leiby in Smith 1989:809 [ref. 13285], Boschung 1992:35 [ref. 23239], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:273 [ref. 23897], McCosker & Chen 2000:355 [ref. 25028], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:149 [ref. 27754], Smith & Tighe in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:97 [ref. 26158], McCosker 2003:733 [ref. 26993], Moore et al. 2003:174 [ref. 27076], Nelson et al. 2004:63 [ref. 27807], McCosker 2005:672 [ref. 28646]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode & Bean 1896). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.

mucronatus, Leptocephalus Eigenmann [C. H.] & Kennedy [C. H.] 1902:90, Figs. 11, 11a-b [Bulletin of the U. S. Fish Commission v. 21 (1901); ref. 11071] Atlantic off eastern U.S.A., 38°25'N, 72°40'W and 41°07'00"N, 65°26'30"W, Albatross. Syntypes: USNM 49746-47 (2, 1). Type catalog: Smith 1994:30-31 [ref. 21917] with remarks on locality. •Young of Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode & Bean 1896) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:384 [ref. 13288], Leiby in Smith 1989:809 [ref. 13285]). Current status: Synonym of Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode & Bean 1896). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

marginatus, Omochelys Fowler [H. W.] 1948:1, Figs. 1-5 [Notulae Naturae (Philadelphia) No. 210; ref. 13051] "The gulley" off Barnegat, Ocean County, New Jersey, U.S.A., depth 50 fathoms. Holotype (unique): ANSP 72103. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:133 [ref. 13621]. •Synonym of Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode & Bean 1896) -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836] with question, McCosker et al. 1989:384 [ref. 13288]). Current status: Synonym of Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode & Bean 1896). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

conger, Leptocephalus Eigenmann [C. H.] 1902:37, Figs. 1-14 [Bulletin of the U. S. Fish Commission v. 21 [1901]; ref. 11102] Apparently not intended as a new species but as the doubtful name for the young of the conger eel, Conger conger (Linnaeus 1758) -- "The evidence that the eggs here described are those of Leptocephalus conger is circumstantial rather than positive." [Eddy Derijst email 11/8/08.]. This record can be deleted from further consideration. •In the synonymy of Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode & Bean 1896) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:384 [ref. 13288] who treated as an original description). Current status: Synonym of Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode & Bean 1896). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae.


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