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Apterichtus equatorialis

(Myers & Wade 1941)

Apterichtus equatorialis was originally described as Caecula equatorialis by Myers & Wade in 1941. It belongs to the family Ophichthidae and subfamily Ophichthinae. It is commonly known as Finless eel and is known in USA (contiguous states) as equatorial eel, in France as Serpenton sans nageoires, in Spain as Tieso sin aletas, in United Kingdom as Finless eel. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Eastern Pacific.
Species   equatorialis
AuthorWI   Myers [G. S.] & Wade [C. B.]
AuthorNI   Myers & Wade
Qualification   ---
Year   1941
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Anguilliformes Anguilliformes
Family   Ophichthidae
Ophichthinae Ophichthinae
Genus   Apterichtus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Anguilliformes
Family   Ophichthidae
Subfamily   Ophichthinae
Genus   Apterichtus
Original Name   Caecula        
Taxon Name   equatorialis
Original Combination   Caecula equatorialis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Caecula equatorialis
OriginalSubGenus   Caecula
Original Author   Myers & Wade
Original AuthorWI   Myers [G. S.] & Wade [C. B.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1941
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Ophichthinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   North of Barrington Island, Galápagos Islands, 0°43'S, 90°01'W, depth 73 fathoms.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   LACM 21723 [ex AHF 12]
Page   75
Illustrations   Pl. 11

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Apterichtus equatorialis
Current Species   equatorialis
Current Genus   Apterichtus
Current AuthorWI   Myers [G. S.] & Wade [C. B.]
Current AuthorNI   Myers & Wade
Current Year   1941
Current Family   Ophichthidae
Current Subfamily  
Ophichthinae Ophichthinae

Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Depth Range   From 0 to 125 meters.
Distribution   Eastern Pacific.

Current Summary   Valid as Apterichtus equatorialis  (Myers & Wade 1941). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae.
Name History   • Valid as Apterichtus equatorialis  (Myers & Wade 1941) -- (McCosker 1977:66 [ref. 6836], Machida & Ohta 1994:3 [ref. 21444], Allen & Robertson 1994:51 [ref. 22193], McCosker & Rosenblatt in Fischer et al. 1995:1332 [ref. 22830], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:168 [ref. 24023], Nelson et al. 2004:62 [ref. 27807], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:188 [ref. 30957], Page et al. 2013:62 [ref. 32708]).

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anguiformis Apterichtus anguiformis (Peters [W. C. H.] 1877)Valid
ansp Apterichtus ansp (Böhlke [J. E.] 1968)Valid
apterygia Apterichtus apterygia (Vahl [M.] 1794)Synonym
australis Apterichtus australis McCosker [J. E.] & Randall [J. E.] 2005Valid
branderiana Apterichtus branderiana (Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1800)Synonym
caecus Apterichtus caecus (Linnaeus [C.] (ex Brander) 1758)Valid
dunalailai Apterichtus dunalailai McCosker [J. E.] & Hibino [Y.] 2015Valid
epinephili Apterichtus epinephili (Blache [J.] & Bauchot [M.-L.] 1972)Synonym
flavicaudus Apterichtus flavicaudus (Snyder [J. O.] 1904)Valid
foresti Apterichtus foresti (Cadenat [J.] & Roux [C.] 1964)Synonym
gracilis Apterichtus gracilis (Kaup [J. J.] 1856)Valid
gymnocelus Apterichtus gymnocelus (Böhlke [J. E.] 1953)Synonym
hatookai Apterichtus hatookai Hibino [Y.], Shibata [J.-Y.] & Kimura [S.] 2014Valid
jeffwilliamsi Apterichtus jeffwilliamsi McCosker [J. E.] & Hibino [Y.] 2015Valid
kendalli Apterichtus kendalli (Gilbert [C. H.] 1891)Valid
keramanus Apterichtus keramanus Machida [Y.], Hashimoto [H.] & Yamakawa [T.] 1997Synonym
keramanus Ichthyapus keramanus (Machida [Y.], Hashimoto [H.] & Yamakawa [T.] 1997)Valid
klazingai Apterichtus klazingai (Weber [M.] 1913)Valid
malabar Apterichtus malabar McCosker [J. E.] & Hibino [Y.] 2015Valid
monodi Apterichtus monodi (Roux [C.] 1966)Valid
moseri Apterichtus moseri (Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1901)Valid
mysi Apterichtus mysi McCosker [J. E.] & Hibino [Y.] 2015Valid
nariculus Apterichtus nariculus McCosker [J. E.] & Hibino [Y.] 2015Valid
orientalis Apterichtus orientalis Machida [Y.] & Ohta [S.] 1994Valid
succinus Apterichtus succinus Hibino [Y.], McCosker [J. E.] & Kimura [S.] 2016Valid
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