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Avocettina acuticeps

(Regan 1916)

Avocettina acuticeps was originally described as Leptocephalus acuticeps by Regan in 1916. It belongs to the family Nemichthyidae. It is commonly known as Southern snipe eel and is known in Australia as Southern snipe eel , in South Africa as Southern Snipe Eel. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Southern Hemisphere, except eastern Pacific.
Species   acuticeps
AuthorWI   Regan [C. T.]
AuthorNI   Regan
Qualification   ---
Year   1916
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Anguilliformes Anguilliformes
Family   Nemichthyidae
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Genus   Avocettina
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Anguilliformes
Family   Nemichthyidae
Genus   Avocettina
Original Name   Leptocephalus        
Taxon Name   acuticeps
Original Combination   Leptocephalus acuticeps
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Leptocephalus acuticeps
OriginalSubGenus   Leptocephalus
Original Author   Regan
Original AuthorWI   Regan [C. T.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1916
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   South Atlantic off Brazil, 21°00'S, 37°50'W at surface.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 1916.3.20.106 [or 100]
Page   140
Illustrations   Fig. 5

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Avocettina acuticeps
Current Species   acuticeps
Current Genus   Avocettina
Current AuthorWI   Regan [C. T.]
Current AuthorNI   Regan
Current Year   1916
Current Family   Nemichthyidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   bathypelagic        
Water   Salt water
Depth Range   From 0 to 2000 meters.
Distribution   Southern Hemisphere, except eastern Pacific.

Current Summary   Valid as Avocettina acuticeps  (Regan 1916). Nemichthyidae.
Name History   • Valid as Avocettina acuticeps  (Regan 1916) -- (Castle 1986:193 [ref. 5644], Paxton et al. 1989:134 [ref. 12442], Smith & Nielsen 1989:448 [ref. 13290], Smith 1990:199 [ref. 13759], Trunov 1999:461 [ref. 24579] as cf. acuticeps, Smith 1999:1679 [ref. 24661], Menezes et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:36 [ref. 27192], Paxton et al. 2006:285 [ref. 28995], Smith 2008:170 [ref. 30621], Melo et al. 2009:8 [ref. 30460]).

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acuticeps Leptocephalus acuticeps Regan [C. T.] 1916Synonym
bowersi Avocettina bowersi (Garman [S.] 1899)Spelling
bowersii Avocettina bowersii (Garman [S.] 1899)Valid
elongata Avocettina elongata (Gill [T. N.] & Ryder [J. A.] 1883)Synonym
elongatus Avocettina elongatus (Gill [T. N.] & Ryder [J. A.] 1883)Synonym
exophthalma Avocettina exophthalma Parr [A. E.] 1932Synonym
gilli Avocettina gilli (Bean [T. H.] 1890)Synonym
infans Avocettina infans (Günther [A.] 1878)Valid
major Avocettina major (Karmovskaya [E. S.] 1977)Synonym
normani Avocettina normani (Bertin [L.] 1947)Synonym
oxycephalus Avocettina oxycephalus (Pappenheim [P.] 1914)Synonym
paucipora Avocettina paucipora Nielsen [J. G.] & Smith [D. G.] 1978Valid
scapularostris Avocettina scapularostris Borodin [N. A.] 1929Synonym
schmidti Avocettina schmidti (Roule [L.] & Bertin [L.] 1924)Synonym
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