Apterichtus monodi ( Roux 1966 )

Hibino, Yusuke, 2015, A review of the finless snake eels of the genus Apterichtus (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae), with the description of five new species, Zootaxa 3941 (1), pp. 49-78: 69-70

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scientific name

Apterichtus monodi ( Roux 1966 )
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Apterichtus monodi ( Roux 1966) 

Table 1

Caecula (Sphagebranchus) monodi Roux 1966: 593  , Figs. 1–2View FIGURE 1View FIGURE 2 (type locality off Cape Verde Islands, Senegal, holotype MNHN 1971 -0032).

Sphagebranchus monodi: Blache et al. 1970: 216  .

Verma monodi: Blache & Bauchot 1972: 697  .

Apterichtus monodi: McCosker 1977: 66  .

Diagnosis. An elongate species with: tail 1.6–1.7, head 16–20, and body depth 63–71 in total length; 3 preopercular pores and 7 pores in supratemporal canal; teeth conical, uniserial on jaws and vomer; 0–2 vomerine teeth; body coloration in alcohol pale ochre ventrally, slightly darker dorsally; and total vertebrae 147–151 (mean 148.6)(n= 5).

Size. The largest specimen reported is 50 cm, sex unknown.

Distribution. Known from between 80–150 m depth from Cape Verde Islands off Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Biafra. Leiby et al. (1990: 178) report that it is distributed from Senegal to Nigeria, however they do not provide a listing of their specimens.

Remarks. This entry is based on the treatment of Blache and Bauchot (1972: 692–702). Leiby (1981: 70) stated that the larvae identified as Verma monodi  by Blache (1977) are either a species of sphagebranchin which has fins as an adult or are an ophichthin.

Material examined. 5 specimens, 263–495 mm TL, including MNHN 1971 -0032, the holotype, 357 mm, off Cape Verde Islands, Sénégal, 150 m. Paratypes: MNHN 1971 -0033, 2: 321–338 mm, collected with the holotype. MNHN 1964-537, 263 mm, south of Dakar, Sénégal, 80 m. MNHN 1956-90, 495 mm, Bay of Biafra.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Anguilliformes

Family

Ophichthidae

Genus

Apterichtus

Loc

Apterichtus monodi ( Roux 1966 )

Hibino, Yusuke 2015
2015
Loc

Caecula (Sphagebranchus) monodi

Roux 1966: 593
Loc

Sphagebranchus monodi: Blache et al. 1970 : 216

Blache 1970: 216
Loc

Verma monodi:

Blache 1972: 697
Loc

Apterichtus monodi:

McCosker 1977: 66