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Ichthyapus vulturis

(Weber & de Beaufort 1916)
  

Ichthyapus vulturis was originally described as Sphagebranchus vulturis by Weber & de Beaufort in 1916. It belongs to the family Ophichthidae and subfamily Ophichthinae. It is commonly known as Vulture eel. It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles east to Hawaiian Islands and Easter Island, north to Izu Peninsula (southern Japan), south to Western Australia and Chesterfield Islands (New Caledonia).
Species   vulturis
AuthorWI   Weber [M.] & de Beaufort [L. F.]
AuthorNI   Weber & de Beaufort
Qualification   ---
Year   1916
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Anguilliformes Anguilliformes
Family   Ophichthidae
Subfamily  
Ophichthinae Ophichthinae
Genus   Ichthyapus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Anguilliformes
Family   Ophichthidae
Subfamily   Ophichthinae
Genus   Ichthyapus
Original Name   Sphagebranchus        
Taxon Name   vulturis
Original Combination   Sphagebranchus vulturis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Sphagebranchus vulturis
OriginalSubGenus   Sphagebranchus
Original Author   Weber & de Beaufort
Original AuthorWI   Weber [M.] & de Beaufort [L. F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1916
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Ophichthinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Nasi Besar Island, western Sumatra [Sumatera Barat, Indonesia, Eastern Indian Ocean].
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:10 [ref. 19236].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   ZMA 104153
Page   319

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---


Current Genus Species Ichthyapus vulturis
Current Species   vulturis
Current Genus Ichthyapus
Current AuthorWI Weber [M.] & de Beaufort [L. F.]
Current AuthorNI   Weber & de Beaufort
Current Year   1916
Current Family Ophichthidae
Current Subfamily
Ophichthinae Ophichthinae

       
Water Salt water
   
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles east to Hawaiian Islands and Easter Island, north to Izu Peninsula (southern Japan), south to Western Australia and Chesterfield Islands (New Caledonia).

Current Summary   Valid as Ichthyapus vulturis  (Weber & de Beaufort 1916). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Ichthyapus vulturus  [sic] (Weber & de Beaufort 1916) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:34 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:117 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:25 [ref. 14125], Allen 1997:56 [ref. 23977], Myers 1999:56 [ref. 23965], Allen & Adrim 2003:24 [ref. 26830]). • Valid as Ichthyapus vulturis  (Weber & de Beaufort 1916) -- (McCosker 1977:68 [ref. 6836], Smith & McCosker 1999:1668 [ref. 24715], Randall 1999:6 [ref. 25829], Nakabo 2000:218 [ref. 25086], Randall & Earle 2000:8 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], McCosker 2002:25 [ref. 25848], Nakabo 2002:218 [ref. 26001], McCosker 2004:172 [ref. 27619], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624], McCosker & Randall 2005:7 [ref. 28054], Mundy 2005:133 [ref. 28379], McCosker et al. 2006:268 [ref. 29006], Randall 2007:66 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2011:352 [ref. 31342], Allen & Erdmann 2012:105 [ref. 31980], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288]).

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acuticeps Ichthyapus acuticeps (Barnard [K. H.] 1923)Valid
acutirostris Ichthyapus acutirostris Brisout de Barneville [C. N. F.] 1847Valid
conklini Ichthyapus conklini (Eigenmann [C. H.] 1916)Synonym
insularis Ichthyapus insularis McCosker [J. E.] 2004Valid
omanensis Ichthyapus omanensis (Norman [J. R.] 1939)Synonym
ophioneus Ichthyapus ophioneus (Evermann [B. W.] & Marsh [M. C.] 1900)Valid
platyrhyncha Ichthyapus platyrhyncha (Gosline [W. A.] 1951)Spelling
platyrhynchus Ichthyapus platyrhynchus (Gosline [W. A.] 1951)Valid
selachops Ichthyapus selachops (Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1882)Valid
vulturus Ichthyapus vulturus (Weber [M.] & de Beaufort [L. F.] 1916)Spelling
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