Apterichtus ansp ( Böhlke 1968 )

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: 54

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Apterichtus ansp ( Böhlke 1968 )
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Apterichtus ansp ( Böhlke 1968) 

Table 1

Verma ansp Böhlke 1968: 3  , Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 (type locality Nassau, Bahamas, holotype ANSP  98366). Apterichtus ansp: McCosker 1977: 66  .

Diagnosis. An elongate species with: tail 1.7–1.8, head 12–15, and body depth 43–53 in total length; 4 preopercular pores and 5 pores in supratemporal canal; teeth conical, uniserial on jaws and vomer; 3–4 vomerine teeth; body coloration nearly uniform pale to tan, fresh specimens have a fine sprinkling of melanophores over the dorsal surface of the head and body, with pale areas behind eye and along lower jaw; and MVF 54–128, total vertebrae 123–132 (n= 25).

Size. The largest specimen examined is 415 mm, sex unknown, from Cooper’s Island, Bermuda.

Distribution. Known from United States from the Carolinas to the Florida Keys, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Lesser Antilles, and off Brazil, from the shoreline to 38 m depth.

Remarks. This treatment is primarily taken from McCosker et al. (1989: 319–321). Leiby (1982) described and illustrated the leptocephalus of A. ansp  . This species is most similar to A. gracilis  from the eastern Atlantic, which differs in its posterior nostril condition ( Blache and Bauchot, 1972: 714–717).

Material examined. 41 specimens, 58–415 mm TL, including the holotype ( ANSP  98366, 222.5 mm TL). Those specimens are listed in McCosker et al. (1989: 320–321).

ANSP

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Anguilliformes

Family

Ophichthidae

Genus

Apterichtus

Loc

Apterichtus ansp ( Böhlke 1968 )

Hibino, Yusuke 2015
2015
Loc

Verma ansp Böhlke 1968 : 3

McCosker 1977: 66
Bohlke 1968: 3