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Calamopteryx jeb
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Calamopteryx jeb

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Main identification features
  • snout - papillae and flaps
  • head and body scaly
  • c: separate from dorsal and anal finspointed
  • spines: operculum 1 flat, preopercle - 1 curves forward
  • belly: 1 row papillae


Front nostril tubular, rear nostril a circular hole; head with prominent papillae and raised flaps; rows of small papillae along side of belly; opercular spine flattened and flap-like; lower edge of preopercle with curved, forward- pointing spine; tail fin not joined to dorsal and anal fins; male with bilobed fleshy pad and penis immediately behind anus; pectoral fin at end of elongate stalk; each pelvic fin is one thread, inserted under throat; scales on body and much of head.

A neotropical genus with 3 species; a sole representative in and endemic to our region.

  • Cohen , D. M. and McCosker, J. E., 1998., A new species of Bythitid fish, genus Lucifuga, from the Galápagos Islands., Bull. Mar. Sci., 63:179-187.
  • Cohen , D.M. and Nielsen, J.G., 1978., Guide to the identification of genera of the fish order Ophidiiformes with a tentative classification of the order., NOAA Tech. Rept., \.
  • Cohen, D.M., 1973., Viviparous ophidioid fish genus Calamopteryx: New species from the western Atlantic and Galápagos., Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 86:339-350.


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