FAO species catalogue. Volume 18. Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date

FAO SPECIES CATALOGUE

Volume 18. Ophidiiform fishes of the world
(Order Ophidiiformes)

An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date


prepared by
Jørgen G. Nielsen
Zoological Museum
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Daniel M. Cohen
Los Angeles County Museum and
California Academy of Sciences
California, USA
Douglas F. Markle
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Oregon State University
Oregon, USA
and
C. Richard Robins
Natural History Museum
University of Kansas
Kansas, USA


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Rome, 1999

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Nielsen, J.G.; Cohen, D.M.; Markle, D.F.; Robins, C.R.
FAO species catalogue. Volume 18. Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date.
FAO Fisheries Synopsis. No. 125, Vol. 18. Rome, FAO. 1999. 178p., 136 figs.

ABSTRACT

This is the eighteenth issue in the FAO series of worldwide annotated and illustrated catalogues of the groups of marine organisms that enter marine fisheries. This volume covers all 93 genera currently recognized in the order Ophidiiformes (pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and allies). It includes a glossary of technical terms, general remarks on the order, identification keys from the suborder to the species level, detailed genera accounts, and a table of species by major fishing areas. In addition, 10 species of interest to fisheries are treated in illustrated accounts. The work is fully indexed and there is a comprehensive list of references to pertinent literature.


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FAO Fisheries Synopsis No.125, Volume 18pdf

PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT
CONTENTS

INTRODUCTIONpdf

Illustrated Glossary of Technical Terms

SYSTEMATIC CATALOGUEpdf

Order Ophidiiformes
Suborder Ophidioidei
CARAPIDAE
Carapus
Carapus mourlani
Echiodon
Echiodon cryomargarites
Encheliophis
Encheliophis vermicularis
Eurypleuron
Eurypleuron owasianum
Onuxodon
Onuxodon parvibrachium
Pyramodon
Pyramodon ventralis
Snyderidia
Snyderidia canina
OPHIDIIDAE
Subfamily Brotulinae
Brotula
Brotula barbata
Brotula multibarbata
Subfamily Brotulotaeniinae
Brotulotaenia
Brotulotaenia nigra
Subfamily Ophidiinae
Tribe Lepophidiini
Cherublemma
Cherublemma emmelas
Genypterus
Genypterus blacodes
Genypterus capensis
Genypterus chilensis
Genypterus maculatus

Genypterus tigerinus
Lepophidium
Lepophidium brevibarbe
Lepophidium negropinna
Tribe Ophidiini
Chilara
Chilara taylori
Ophidion
Ophidion holbrooki
Otophidium
Otophidium omostigma
Parophidion
Parophidion schmidti
Raneya
Raneya brasiliensis
Subfamily Neobythitinae
Abyssobrotula
Abyssobrotula galatheae
Acanthonus
Acanthonus armatus
Alcockia
Alcockia rostrata
Apagesoma
Apagesoma edentatum
Barathrites
Barathrites parri
Barathrodemus
Barathrodemus nasutus
Bassogigas
Bassogigas gilli
Bassozetus
Bassozetus robustus
Bassozetus elongatus
Bathyonus
Bathyonus caudalis
Benthocometes
Benthocometes robustus
Dannevigia
Dannevigia tusca
Dicrolene
Dicrolene pallidus
Enchelybrotula
Enchelybrotula gomoni
Epetriodus
Epetriodus freddyi
Eretmichthys
Eretmichthys pinnatus
Glyptophidium
Glyptophidium argenteum
Holcomycteronus
Holcomycteronus aequatoris
Homostolus
Homostolus acer
Hoplobrotula
Hoplobrotula armata
Hypopleuron
Hypopleuron caninum
Lamprogrammus
Lamprogrammus niger
Leptobrotula
Leptobrotula breviventralis
Leucicorus
Leucicorus atlanticus
Luciobrotula
Luciobrotula bartschi
Mastigopterus
Mastigopterus imperator
Monomitopus
Monomitopus vityazi
Monomitopus americanus
Monomitopus microlepis
Neobythites
Neobythites analis
Neobythites gilli
Neobythites multistriatus
Penopus
Penopus microcephalus
Petrotyx
Petrotyx sanguineus
Porogadus
Porogadus miles
Pycnocraspedum
Pycnocraspedum squamipinne
Selachophidium
Selachophidium guentheri
Sirembo
Sirembo jerdoni
Spectrunculus
Spectrunculus grandis
Spottobrotula
Spottobrotula mahodadi
Tauredophidium
Tauredophidium hextii
Typhlonus
Typhlonus nasus
Xyelacyba
Xyelacyba myersi
Suborder Bythitoidei
BYTHITIDAE
Subfamily Bythitinae
Bellottia
Bellottia apoda
Bythites
Bythites islandicusv
Calamopteryx
Calamopteryx goslinei
Cataetyx
Cataetyx chthamalorhynchus
Diplacanthopoma
Diplacanthopoma brachysoma
Grammonus
Grammonus ater
Grammonus opisthodon
Hastatobythites
Hastatobythites arafurensis
Hephthocara Microbrotula
Microbrotula rubra
Pseudonus
Pseudonus acutus
Saccogaster
Saccogaster maculata
Stygnobrotula
Stygnobrotula latebricola
Thalassobathia
Thalassobathia pelagica
Subfamily Brosmophycinae
Key to tribes
Keys to genera
Tribe Brosmophycini
Beaglichthys
Beaglichthys macrophthalmus
Bidenichthys
Bidenichthys capensis
Brosmodorsalis
Brosmodorsalis persicinus
Brosmolus
Brosmolus longicaudis
Brosmophyciops
Brosmophyciops pautzkei
Brosmophycis
Brosmophycis marginata
Lucifuga
Lucifuga spelaeotes
Melodichthys
Melodichthys hadrocephalus
Parabrosmolus
Parabrosmolus novaeguineae
Tribe Dinematichthyini
Beaglichthys
Brotulina
Brotulina erythrea
Dermatopsis
Dermatopsis macrodon
Dermatopsoides
Dermatopsoides talboti
Diancistrus
Diancistrus longifilis
Dinematichthys
Dinematichthys riukiuensis
Dipulus
Dipulus norfolkanus
Fiordichthys
Fiordichthys slartibartfasti
Gunterichthys
Gunterichthys longipenis
Melodichthys
Monothrix
Monothrix polylepis
Ogilbia
Ogilbia galapagosensis
APHYONIDAE
Aphyonus
Aphyonus gelatinosus
Barathronus
Barathronus bicolor
Meteoria
Meteoria erythrops
Nybelinella
Nybelinella erikssoni
Parasciadonus
Parasciadonus brevibrachium
Sciadonus
Sciadonus galatheae

LIST OF SPECIES BY MAJOR FISHING AREASpdf

BIBLIOGRAPHY pdf

INDEX TO SCIENTIFIC AND VERNACULAR NAMESpdf