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Bascanichthys cylindricus
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Bascanichthys cylindricus

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Bascanichthys cylindricus
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Bascanichthys cylindricus
Bascanichthys cylindricus
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Bascanichthys cylindricus

Bascanichthys bascanoides
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Bascanichthys bascanoides
Bascanichthys panamensis
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Bascanichthys panamensis

Bascanichthys panamensis
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Bascanichthys panamensis
Bascanichthys
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Bascanichthys
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Overview
Main identification features
  • nostrils: front tubular, rear in mouth
  • median fins low; dorsal fin origin on head
  • tail: less than 1/2 total length tip hard, blunt
  • very elongate
  • pectoral: tiny flap at top gill opening
BASCANICHTHYS

SAND-EELS

Tip of tail finless, hard, blunt; pectoral fin present as small, narrow-based skin flap opposite upper half of gill opening; snout short, blunt, grooved on underside; jaw teeth small, conical, in 1 row; gill opening crescent-like, at lower side; dorsal and anal fins low; dorsal origin before gill opening; front nostril tubular, rear nostril opens in mouth; head and trunk a little longer than tail.

A circumtropical genus except for eastern Indian Ocean and central Pacific, with ~12 species; represented here by 3 endemics.


References
  • Böhlke, E. B., 1989., Fishes of the Western North Atlantic., Sears Foundation for Marine Research1:655pp.
  • Findley, L.T., Hendrickx, M.E., Brusca, R.C., van der Heiden, A.M., Hastings, P.A., Torre, J., 2003., Diversidad de la Macrofauna Marina del Golfo de California, Mexico., CD-ROM versión 1.0. Projecto de la Macrofauna del Golfo .  Derechos reservados de los autores y Conservación Internacional.
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen III. Vertebrados - Parte 2., FAO3:1201-1813.