Neobythites malayanus Weber, 1913

Uiblein, Franz & Nielsen, Jørgen G., 2018, Review of the steatiticus - species group of the cuskeel genus Neobythites (Ophidiidae) from the Indo-Pacific, with description of two new species, Zootaxa 4387 (1), pp. 157-173: 163

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Neobythites malayanus Weber, 1913
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Neobythites malayanus Weber, 1913  

( Figures 1–2 View FIGURE 1 View FIGURE 2 , Tables 1, 3)

Neobythites malayanus: Nielsen 2002: 48   , fig. 39.

Lectotype. ZMA 110.841 View Materials (male, 137 mm SL), off Sumbawa , Indonesia, Western Pacific, 8°19' S 117°41' E, RV Siboga   , st. 312, trawl, 274 m depth, 14 Feb. 1900. GoogleMaps  

Paralectotypes. ZMA 110.841 (3 females and 1 male, 87–148 mm SL), same data as for the lectotype.

Non-types (n = 39, 76– 199 mm SL). CAS 33088 View Materials , male, 140 mm SL, Luzon Is., Philippines, 220–238 m depth, 19 Jul. 1966   ; CAS 56373 View Materials (male), 140 mm SL, southeast of Salomague Is. , Philippines, 287–313 m depth, 20 Oct. 1960   ; MNHN 1995-915 View Materials (3 females, 84–159 mm SL), Vanuatu, West Pacific, 15°7'1" S, 166°55'12" E, MUSORSTOM 8, st. CP 1123, trawl, 262–352 m depth, 9 Oct. 1994 GoogleMaps   ; MNHN 1995-918 View Materials (female, 119 mm SL), and MNHN 1995-921 View Materials (male, 88 mm SL), Vanuatu, West Pacific, 15°6'58" S, 166°53'25" E, MUSORSTOM 8, st. CP 1121, trawl, 315–360 m depth, 9 Oct. 1994 GoogleMaps   ; USNM 99054 View Materials (6 females and 1 male, 114–129 mm SL), and ZMUC P771288–90 (3 females, 95–112 mm SL), Uanivan Is., Philippines, 6°50'45" N, 126°14'38" E, RV Albatross , st. 5241, trawl, 393 m depth, 14 May 1908 GoogleMaps   ; USNM 99127 View Materials (male, 199 mm SL), Bongo Is., Philippines, 7°21'45" N, 124°7'15" E, RV Albatross , st. 5256, trawl, 289 m depth, 22 May 1908 GoogleMaps   ; USNM 99128 View Materials (female and male, 76–128 mm SL), between Leyte and Cebu, Philippines, 11°10' N, 124°17'15" E, RV Albatross , st. 5403, trawl, 333 m depth, 16 Mar. 1909 GoogleMaps   ; USNM 99129 View Materials (2 females, 133–143 mm SL), between Cebu and Leyte, Philippines, 10°40'15" N, 124°15' E, RV Albatross , st. 5408, trawl, 291 m depth, 18 Mar. 1909 GoogleMaps   ; USNM 99130 View Materials (2 females, 2 males and 1 unsexed, 85–161 mm SL), Uanivan Is., Philippines, 6°50'55" N, 126°14'35" E, RV Albatross , st. 5243, trawl, 399 m depth, 14 Mar. 1908 GoogleMaps   ; USNM 99131 View Materials (female and male, 141–153 mm SL), Verde Is., Philippines, 13°44'36" N, 120°59'15" E, RV Albatross , st. 5266, trawl, 183 m depth, 8 June 1908 GoogleMaps   ; USNM 99132 View Materials (female and male, 132–143 mm SL), Pescador Is., Philippines, 9°44' N, 123°14'20" E, RV Albatross , st. 5188, trawl, 549 m, 1 Apr. 1908 GoogleMaps   ; USNM 99133 View Materials (2 females and 3 males, 131–173 mm SL), Pescadore Is., Philippines, 9°56'30'' N, 123°15' E, RV Albatross , st. 5189, trawl, 549 m depth, 1 Apr. 1908 GoogleMaps   ; USNM 99138 View Materials (female, 154 mm SL), off Leyte, Philippines, 10°50' N, 124°26'18" E, RV Albatross , st. 5404, trawl, 348 m depth, 17 Mar. 1909 GoogleMaps   ; USNM 99150 View Materials (female and male, 119+– 129 mm SL), between Leyte and Cebu, Philippines, 11°11'45" N, 124°15'45" E, RV Albatross , st. 5402, trawl, 344 m depth, 16 Mar. 1909 GoogleMaps   ; ZMUC P77741 View Materials –42 (female and male, 138–171+ mm SL), Saleh Bay, SE of Lombok , 8°58’ S 116°34’ E, JETINDOFISH, st. TGT 1897, bottom trawl, 180–300 m depth, Jul. 1981. GoogleMaps  

Diagnosis. Indistinct or flat spine on hind margin of preopercle; dorsal fin-rays 90–96; anal-fin rays 74–79; pectoral fin-rays 26–28; precaudal vertebrae 12–13 (mostly 13); total vertebrae 54–57; pseudobranchial filaments 2–4; long gill rakers on anterior arch 8–11; head length 21.5–28.0 % SL; pelvic-fin length 13.5–20.0 % SL, pelvic fins not reaching anus; orbit length 4.2–5.6 % SL, 16.0–23.5 % head length, and 2.2–2.7 times in upper-jaw length; longest gill filament 1.3–3.8 % SL and 5.2–13.5 % head length; ocellus spot placed behind a vertical line through anus, the ocellus-spot distance being 42.5–52 % SL, and the spot covering 6–10 dorsal-fin rays; margins of posterior quarter of dorsal fin and posterior two thirds of anal fin dark pigmented; no vertical bars on body; otolith length 5.1–5.3 % SL, sulcus length 3.3–4.1 % SL, and ostium height 21.0–25.5 % sulcus length.

Distribution. Indonesia, Philippines, and Vanuatu, at 180–549 m depth.

ZMA

Universiteit van Amsterdam, Zoologisch Museum

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

ZMUC

Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Ophidiiformes

Family

Ophidiidae

Genus

Neobythites

Loc

Neobythites malayanus Weber, 1913

Uiblein, Franz & Nielsen, Jørgen G. 2018
2018
Loc

Neobythites malayanus: Nielsen 2002 : 48

Nielsen 2002 : 48