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Ophichthus megalops


Ophichthus megalops was originally described as Ophichthus megalops by Asano in 1987. It belongs to the family Ophichthidae and subfamily Ophichthinae. It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Japan [holotype].
Species   megalops
AuthorWI   Asano [H.]
AuthorNI   Asano
Qualification   ---
Year   1987
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Anguilliformes Anguilliformes
Family   Ophichthidae
Ophichthinae Ophichthinae
Genus   Ophichthus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Anguilliformes
Family   Ophichthidae
Subfamily   Ophichthinae
Genus   Ophichthus
Original Name   Ophichthus        
Taxon Name   megalops
Original Combination   Ophichthus megalops
Original Genus   Ophichthus
Original Genus Species   Ophichthus megalops
OriginalSubGenus   Ophichthus
Original Author   Asano
Original AuthorWI   Asano [H.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1987
Original Family   Ophichthidae
Original SubFamily   Ophichthinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Off Owase, Mie Prefecture, Japan, depth about 360 meters.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   FAKU 19057 (not seen in 1997)
Journal   Jpn. J. Ichthyol.
Citation   v. 34 (no. 2)
Page   135
Illustrations   Figs. 1-2

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Ophichthus megalops
Current Species   megalops
Current Genus   Ophichthus
Current AuthorWI   Asano [H.]
Current AuthorNI   Asano
Current Year   1987
Current Family   Ophichthidae
Current Subfamily   Ophichthinae Ophichthinae

Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Distribution   Japan [holotype].

Current Summary   Valid as Ophichthus megalops  Asano 1987. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae.
Name History   • Valid as Ophichthus megalops  Asano 1987 -- (Nakabo 2000:223 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:223 [ref. 26001], McCosker 2010:28 [ref. 30840], McCosker et al. 2012:7 [ref. 31982]).

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afuerae Ophichthus afuerae Hildebrand [S. F.] 1946Synonym
algoensis Ophichthus algoensis Barnard [K. H.] 1925Synonym
alleni Ophichthus alleni McCosker [J. E.] 2010Valid
altipennis Ophichthus altipennis (Kaup [J. J.] 1856)Valid
altipinnis Ophichthus altipinnis (Kaup [J. J.] 1856)Synonym
aniptocheilos Ophichthus aniptocheilos McCosker [J. E.] 2010Valid
apachus Ophichthus apachus McCosker [J. E.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.] 1998Valid
aphotistos Ophichthus aphotistos McCosker [J. E.] & Chen [Y.-Y.] 2000Valid
apicalis Ophichthus apicalis (Anonymous [Bennett [E. T.]] 1830)Valid
arneutes Ophichthus arneutes McCosker [J. E.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.] 1998Valid
asakusae Ophichthus asakusae Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1901Valid
ater Ophichthus ater Peters [W. C. H.] 1866Synonym
bangko Ophichthus bangko (Bleeker [P.] 1853)Synonym
bennettai Ophichthus bennettai McCosker [J. E.] 1986Synonym
bicolor Ophichthus bicolor McCosker [J. E.] & Ho [H.-C.] 2015Valid
bonaparti Ophichthus bonaparti (Kaup [J. J.] 1856)Valid
brachycephalus Ophichthus brachycephalus (Poey [F.] 1867)Synonym
brachynotopterus Ophichthus brachynotopterus Karrer [C.] 1983Valid
brachyurus Ophichthus brachyurus Poey [F.] 1868Synonym
brasiliensis Ophichthus brasiliensis (Kaup [J. J.] 1856)Valid
brevicaudatus Ophichthus brevicaudatus Chu [Y.-T.], Wu [H.-L.] & Jin [X.-B.] 1981Valid
brevirostris Ophichthus brevirostris McCosker [J. E.] & Ross [S. W.] 2007Valid
callaensis Ophichthus callaensis Günther [A.] 1873Synonym
callisoma Ophichthus callisoma (Abbott [C. C.] 1860)Synonym
caribbaeus Ophichthus caribbaeus (Fowler [H. W.] 1944)Uncertain
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