Kaupichthys japonicus Matsubara & Asano, 1959

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G., Mccosker, John E., Hibino, Yusuke, Loh, Kar-Hoe, Tighe, Kenneth A. & Shao, Kwang-Tsao, 2015, Annotated checklist of eels (orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes) from Taiwan, Zootaxa 4060 (1), pp. 140-189: 143

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.16

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scientific name

Kaupichthys japonicus Matsubara & Asano, 1959
status

 

+ Kaupichthys japonicus Matsubara & Asano, 1959 

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Kaupichthys diodontus japonicus Matsubara & Asano, 1959: 293  , figs. 1, 2 A –B (type locality: Near Kametsu, Tokunoshima, Amami Islands, Japan).

Kaupichthys hyoproroides  (not of Strömman, 1896): Shao et al., 2008: 237. Kaupichthys diodontus  (not of Schultz, 1943): Chen & Yu, 1986: 255.

Voucher specimens: ASIZPAbout ASIZP 54931 (Heng-chun, Pingtung). Also represented by ten catalog records (41 specimens total) in the USNMAbout USNM collection collected by rotenone off southern Taiwan.

Remarks. Previous Taiwanese records of K. hyoproroides  and K. diodontus  represent misidentifications of K. japonicus  and are not valid. The only voucher present in Taiwan is reidentified as the present species. It is notable that there are four rows (two on each side) of blunt teeth on the vomer, whereas the original description described only two, one on each side. However, one of us (KAT) has observed a number of specimens of Kaupichthys  that have two rows of teeth on each side of the vomer.

ASIZP

Academia Sinica Institute of Zoology, Ichthyology Collection

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Anguilliformes

Family

Chlopsidae

Genus

Kaupichthys

Loc

Kaupichthys japonicus Matsubara & Asano, 1959

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G., Mccosker, John E., Hibino, Yusuke, Loh, Kar-Hoe, Tighe, Kenneth A. & Shao, Kwang-Tsao 2015

2015
Loc

Kaupichthys hyoproroides

Chen 1986: 255

1986
Loc

Kaupichthys diodontus japonicus

Matsubara 1959: 293