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Species in the genus Porichthys: [ 15 ] records


analis, Porichthys Hubbs [C. L.] & Schultz [L. P.] 1939:485 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 86 (no. 3060); ref. 2263] Gulf of California, Mexico, 29°54'30"N, 113°01'00"W, Albatross station 3017, depth 58 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 46645. Paratypes: USNM 106503 (1). •Valid as Porichthys analis Hubbs & Schultz 1939 -- (Walker & Rosenblatt 1988:889 [ref. 9284], Allen & Robertson 1994:80 [ref. 22193], Collette in Fischer et al. 1995:916 [ref. 22829], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:228 [ref. 24023], Thomson et al. 2000:292 [ref. 25640], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:57 [ref. 37547], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], Page et al. 2013:96 [ref. 32708], Love et al. 2021:85 [ref. 39279], Page et al. 2023:112 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys analis Hubbs & Schultz 1939. Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Pacific coast of southern Baja California Sur (Mexico) south to Jalisco (Mexico), including Gulf of California (Mexico). Habitat: marine.

bathoiketes, Porichthys Gilbert [C. R.] 1968:710, Figs. 3a, 12c, 13a [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 18 (no. 3); ref. 7893] Caribbean, off Nicaragua, 12°26'N, 82°26'W, Oregon station 3579, depth 125 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 187846. Paratypes: ANSP 103653 (1); FMNH 66959 (1); LACM 6986-1 (1); MCZ 45396 [ex UF] (1); TU 18572-74 (9, 1, 3), 19928 (2); UF 11636 (1), 12965 (12), 14382 (1), 19231-36 [ex TABL] (2, 1, 3, 2, 1, 1), 221954 [ex UMML 21954] (1); UMMZ 186508 (1); USNM 159401 (3), 187844-46 (2, 4, 1), 200607 [ex 187846] (5). Type catalog: Suttkus 1970:128-129 [ref. 20861], Gilbert 1974:111 [ref. 21035], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:69 [ref. 12367], Böhlke 1984:26 [ref. 13621], Bart & Taylor 1993:67 [ref. 20906]. •Valid as Porichthys bathoiketes Gilbert 1968 -- (Shimizu in Uyeno et al. 1983:240 [ref. 14275], Cervigón 1992:268 [ref. 23827], Collette 2003:1039 [ref. 26981], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], Caires in Marceniuk et al. 2021:204 [ref. 38945], Carvalho-Filho 2023:82 [ref. 40480], Page et al. 2023:112 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys bathoiketes Gilbert 1968. Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Honduras and Venezuela south to northern Brazil. Habitat: marine.

ephippiatus, Porichthys Walker [H. J., Jr.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.] 1988:900, Fig. 12 [Copeia 1988 (no. 4); ref. 9284] Mexico, about 20°48'N, 105°27'W. Holotype: SIO 70-160. Paratypes: (540) BMNH 1987.5.26.58-62 (5); CAS 3601-02 (1, 1), 4784 (1), 4911-4913 (1 ea.), 5411-5416 (1 ea.), 36598 (14, now 13); CAS-SU 18465 (1), 46302-03 (18, 1), 46306 (6), 46739-40 (5, 2), 57006 (2); LACM 22103 (17), 30123-5 (7); SIO (many lots); UBC 59-247 (3); USNM 287708 (5). •Valid as Porichthys ephippiatus Walker & Rosenblatt 1988 -- (Collette in Fischer et al. 1995:916 [ref. 22829], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:57 [ref. 37547], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], Page et al. 2013:96 [ref. 32708], Galván-Villa et al. 2016:144 [ref. 34871], Love et al. 2021:85 [ref. 39279], Page et al. 2023:112 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys ephippiatus Walker & Rosenblatt 1988. Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: southern tip of Baja California Sur (Mexico) south to Guatemala. Habitat: marine.

greenei, Porichthys Gilbert [C. H.] & Starks [E. C.] 1904:184, Pl. 30 (fig. 56) [Memoirs of the California Academy of Sciences v. 4; ref. 1639] Panama Bay, Panama (Pacific). Holotype: CAS-SU 6485. Paratypes: CAS-SU 6512 (now 11). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:147 [ref. 12291]. Holotype established in caption to Pl. 30. •Valid as Porichthys greenei Gilbert & Starks 1904 -- (Walker & Rosenblatt 1988:898 [ref. 9284], Allen & Robertson 1994:80 [ref. 22193], Bussing & López S. 1994:66 [ref. 23101], Collette in Fischer et al. 1995:917 [ref. 22829], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], Page et al. 2013:97 [ref. 32708], González-Murcia et al. 2019:292 [ref. 36544], Page et al. 2023:112 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys greenei Gilbert & Starks 1904. Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

kymosemeum, Porichthys Gilbert [C. R.] 1968:724, Fig. 15c [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 18 (no. 3); ref. 7893] Western Atlantic near the mouth of the Amazon River, off Brazil, 4°02'N, 50°20'W, Oregon station 2054, depth 50 fathoms. Holotype (unique): FMNH 66688. Type catalog: Ibarra & Stewart 1987:69 [ref. 12367]. •Valid as Porichthys kymosemeum Gilbert 1968 -- (Cervigón 1992:268 [ref. 23827], Menezes & de Figueiredo 1998:344 [ref. 23682], Rocha & Rosa 2001:989 [ref. 25909], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:63 [ref. 27192], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], Caires in Marceniuk et al. 2021:205 [ref. 38945], Carvalho-Filho 2023:82 [ref. 40480]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys kymosemeum Gilbert 1968. Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Southwestern Atlantic: northern and northeastern Brazil endemic. Habitat: marine.

margaritatus, Batrachus Richardson [J.] 1844:67, Pl. 38 (figs. 2-4) [Ichthyology.--Part 1. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Sulphur; ref. 3739] Near entrance to Gulf of Nicoya, 9°27.5'N, 84°30.7'W, Costa Rica [original locality Gulf of Fonseca]. Neotype: SIO 73-298. Neotype designated by Walker & Rosenblatt 1988:899 [ref. 9284]. •Valid as Porichthys margaritatus (Richardson 1844) -- (Hiyama in Kumada 1937:57 [ref. 39147] as margitatus, Walker & Rosenblatt 1988:899 [ref. 9284], Allen & Robertson 1994:80 [ref. 22193], Bussing & López S. 1994:66 [ref. 23101], Collette in Fischer et al. 1995:917 [ref. 22829], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:226 [ref. 24023], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:244 [ref. 24555], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:57 [ref. 37547], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:190 [ref. 30957], Ibagón E. et al. 2011:48 [ref. 31492], Page et al. 2013:97 [ref. 32708], Jiménez-Prado et al. 2015:401 [ref. 34894], González-Murcia et al. 2019:292 [ref. 36544], Love et al. 2021:85 [ref. 39279], Siccha-Ramirez et al. 2023:155 [ref. 40816], Page et al. 2023:112 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys margaritatus (Richardson 1844). Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Pacific coast of Baja California Sur (Mexico) south to Peru, including Gulf of California (Mexico) and Galapagos Islands (Ecuador). Habitat: marine.

mimeticus, Porichthys Walker [H. J., Jr.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.] 1988:895, Fig. 8 [Copeia 1988 (no. 4); ref. 9284] Northeast of outer Gorda Bank, Gulf of California, Mexico, 23°03.6'N, 109°28.4'W. Holotype: SIO 68-55. Paratypes: BMNH 1987.5.26.68-72 (5); CAS-SU 46301 (5), 46304 (8), 46307 (9); LACM 22114-15 (5, 18), 22458 (1), 22458 [sic] (1), 22461 (1), 22464 (1), 33361-2 (9); SIO 68-55 (194), 60-119 (1), 65-250 (4), 65-293 (6), 68-93 (1), 70-257 (4), 75-402 (45) (ex UCLA W62-58); USNM 287709 (5). •Valid as Porichthys mimeticus Walker & Rosenblatt 1988 -- (Collette in Fischer et al. 1995:917 [ref. 22829], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:57 [ref. 37547], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], Page et al. 2013:97 [ref. 32708], Love et al. 2021:85 [ref. 39279], Page et al. 2023:112 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys mimeticus Walker & Rosenblatt 1988. Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: southern tip of Baja California Sur (Mexico), and Gulf of California (Mexico). Habitat: marine.

myriaster, Porichthys Hubbs [C. L.] & Schultz [L. P.] 1939:478, Fig. 57b [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 86 (no. 3060); ref. 2263] San Diego, California, U.S.A. Holotype: USNM 8483. Paratypes: FMNH 42041 (4); UMMZ 63610 (2), ?64146 (4), 64148-49 (?, 1), 80829 (1), 86050 (1), 105489 (1), 115795 (1), 115820-23 (1, 1, 2, 1); USNM 17046 (1), 24814 (1), 24863 (1), 24881 (9), 26805 (1), 31349 (1), 34757 (5), 34777 (1), 54738 (1), 54748-49 (2, 1), 54757 (2), 54760 (3), 54764 (1), 62409 (1), 103431 (1). Type catalog: Ibarra & Stewart 1987:69 [ref. 12367]. •Valid as Porichthys myriaster Hubbs & Schultz 1939 -- (Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:107 [ref. 9277], Walker & Rosenblatt 1988:891 [ref. 9284], Allen & Robertson 1994:80 [ref. 22193], Collette in Fischer et al. 1995:918 [ref. 22829], De la Cruz-Agüero & Cota-Gómez 1998:356 [ref. 23520], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:244 [ref. 24555], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:298 [ref. 25968], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:58 [ref. 37547], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], Page et al. 2013:97 [ref. 32708], Kells et al. 2016:114 [ref. 35888], Love et al. 2021:86 [ref. 39279], Page et al. 2023:112 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys myriaster Hubbs & Schultz 1939. Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: California (U.S.A.) south to Pacific coast of Baja California Sur (Mexico); northern Peru. Habitat: marine.

nautopaedium, Porichthys Jordan [D. S.] & Bollman [C. H.] 1890:171 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 12 (no. 770); ref. 2433] Panama Bay, 8°38'00"N, 79°31.30"W, Albatross station 2802, depth 16 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 41145. Paratypes: ?BMNH 1900.7.11.19 (1) Galápagos; CAS-SU 227 (now 5); USNM 41164 (1), ?41192 (6), 41491-92 (1, 2). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:147 [ref. 12291]. •Synonym of Porichthys margaritatus (Richardson 1844) -- (Walker & Rosenblatt 1988:899 [ref. 9284], Ibagón et al. 2011:48 [ref. 31492]). Current status: Synonym of Porichthys margaritatus (Richardson 1844). Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Habitat: marine.

notatus, Porichthys Girard [C. F.] 1854:141 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 7; ref. 1818] San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Holotype: USNM 520. •Valid as Porichthys notatus Girard 1854 -- (Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:108 [ref. 9277], Walker & Rosenblatt 1988:893 [ref. 9284], McAllister 1990:228 [ref. 14674], Collette in Fischer et al. 1995:918 [ref. 22829], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:299 [ref. 25968], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:58 [ref. 37547], Allen et al. 2006:632 [ref. 29004], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], Page et al. 2013:97 [ref. 32708], Pietsch & Orr 2015:27 [ref. 34694], Kells et al. 2016:114 [ref. 35888], Burton & Lea 2019:52 [ref. 37205], Love et al. 2021:86 [ref. 39279], Page et al. 2023:112 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys notatus Girard 1854. Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: southern British Columbia (Canada) south to Pacific coast of southern Baja California Sur (Mexico); absent from Gulf of California (Mexico). Introduced in Australia. Habitat: marine.

oculellus, Porichthys Walker [H. J., Jr.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.] 1988:898, Fig. 10 [Copeia 1988 (no. 4); ref. 9284] Bahia Cupica to Río Orpua, Colombia, 4°35'N, 77°19'W. Holotype: USNM 287706. Paratypes: SIO 87-88 (1), USNM 287707 (2). •Valid as Porichthys oculellus Walker & Rosenblatt 1988 -- (Collette in Fischer et al. 1995:918 [ref. 22829], Menezes & de Figueiredo 1998:343 [ref. 23682], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], Ibagón E. et al. 2011:48 [ref. 31492]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys oculellus Walker & Rosenblatt 1988. Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Colombia. Habitat: marine.

oculofrenum, Porichthys Gilbert [C. R.] 1968:719, Figs. 14c, 15a-b [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 18 (no. 3); ref. 7893] Caribbean Sea, off Venezuela, 11°07'N, 62°42'W, Oregon station 5034, depth 31-34 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 200606. Paratypes: UF 11624 (1). Type catalog: Gilbert 1974:113 [ref. 21035]. •Valid as Porichthys oculofrenum Gilbert 1968 -- (Cervigón 1992:268 [ref. 23827], Collette 2003:1039 [ref. 26981], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:63 [ref. 27192], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], Caires in Marceniuk et al. 2021:206 [ref. 38945], Carvalho-Filho 2023:82 [ref. 40480]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys oculofrenum Gilbert 1968. Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Venezuela to northern Brazil. Habitat: marine.

pauciradiatus, Porichthys Caldwell [D. K.] & Caldwell [M. C.] 1963:3, Figs. 1-3 [Contributions in Science (Los Angeles) No. 66; ref. 4350] Caledonia Bay, Panama, 8°53'03"N, 77°41'20"W, depth 1-5 fathoms. Holotype: LACM 20637 [ex AHF 3037]. Paratypes: LACM 20638 [ex AHF 2766] (6). •Valid as Porichthys pauciradiatus Caldwell & Caldwell 1963 -- (Gilbert 1968:715 [ref. 7893], Cervigón 1991:185 [ref. 24472], Cervigón 1992:268 [ref. 23827], Menezes & de Figueiredo 1998:343 [ref. 23682], Collette 2003:1039 [ref. 26981], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:63 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:12 [ref. 27621], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], Ibagón et al. 2011:48 [ref. 31492], Caires in Marceniuk et al. 2021:207 [ref. 38945], Carvalho-Filho 2023:82 [ref. 40480]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys pauciradiatus Caldwell & Caldwell 1963. Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Costa Rica south to northern Brazil, including southern Caribbean Sea; eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

plectrodon, Porichthys Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1882:291 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 5 (no. 282); ref. 2472] Galveston, Texas, U.S.A. Syntypes: USNM 30894 (now 1), 103164 (5). •Valid as Porichthys plectrodon Jordan & Gilbert 1882 -- (Menni & Miquelarena 1976:217 [ref. 31498], Shimizu in Uyeno et al. 1983:241 [ref. 14275], Robins & Ray 1986:85 [ref. 23100], Cervigón 1991:184 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:78 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:268 [ref. 23827], Menezes & de Figueiredo 1998:344 [ref. 23682], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:812 [ref. 23897], Aguilera 1998:47 [ref. 24221], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:168 [ref. 24550], Collette 2001:14 [ref. 25398], Collette 2003:1040 [ref. 26981], Camargo & Isaac 2001:139 [ref. 27639], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:63 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], Ibagón E. et al. 2011:48 [ref. 31492], Page et al. 2013:97 [ref. 32708], Lins Oliveira et al. 2015:118 [ref. 37485], Marceniuk et al. 2017:39 [ref. 35324], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:345 [ref. 36407], Caires in Marceniuk et al. 2021:208 [ref. 38945], Carvalho-Filho 2023:82 [ref. 40480], Page et al. 2023:112 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys plectrodon Jordan & Gilbert 1882. Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Virginia (U.S.A.) south to Cururupu (Brazil), including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. IUCN (2015): Least Concern. Habitat: marine.

porosissimus, Batrachus Cuvier [G.] 1829:254 [Le Règne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Coast of South America. No types known. Available from footnote as, "Batr. porosissimus, N., Nigui, Margr., 178, ou deuxième niqui de Pison, 295." See also Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:501 [ref. 1006] for which there are MNHN specimens available; Gilbert 1966:697 [ref. 7893] designated one of these as lectotype for that description. •Valid as Porichthys porosissimus (Cuvier 1829) -- (Herrera 1896:66 [ref. 39336], Gilbert 1968:687 [ref. 7893], Menni & Miquelarena 1976:214 [ref. 31498], Inada in Nakamura et al. 1986:156 [ref. 14235], Andreata & Séret 1996:584 [ref. 16204] with author and date as Valenciennes 1837, Menezes & de Figueiredo 1998:344 [ref. 23682], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:152 [ref. 27754], Camargo & Isaac 2001:139 [ref. 27639] as Valenciennes 1837, López et al. 2002:64 [ref. 26808], Collette 2003:1040 [ref. 26981], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:63 [ref. 27192] as Valenciennes 1837, Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046] with author as Valenciennes 1837, Mabragaña et al. 2011:table S2 [ref. 31800], Catelani et al. 2014:932 [ref. 37496], Fabiano et al. 2014:8 [ref. 33530], Pinheiro et al. 2015:9 [ref. 34324], Nión et al. 2016:41 [ref. 35565], Spier et al. 2018:8 [ref. 36103], Ribeiro et al. 2019:4 [ref. 36717], Carvalho-Filho 2023:81 [ref. 40480], Hoff et al. 2023:5 [ref. 40463]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys porosissimus (Cuvier 1829). Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Southwestern Atlantic: northeastern Brazil south to Argentina. Habitat: brackish, marine.


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