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Neobythites stelliferoides
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Neobythites stelliferoides

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Neobythites
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Neobythites
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Overview
Main identification features
  • ll: absent rear of body
  • tail fin rectangular, joins dorsal and anal fins
  • operculum: large spine; preoperculum: 1-2 small spines
  • pelvics: pair long threads under operculum
NEOBYTHITES

CUSK-EELS

Head and body compressed, tapering strongly at rear; head large (at least half of length before anal fin); eye large (~equal to snout length); mouth large (extends behind eye), oblique, at front; teeth on front (a V shaped patch) and sides of roof of mouth, two tooth patches on base of gill arches behind tongue; upper rear of operculum with a large, straight round spine; preoperculum with 1-2 small hidden spines at its lower angle; head and body entirely covered with smooth scales; tail fin joined to dorsal and anal fins but extends well behind them; pelvics close together and inserted under preoperculum, each fin consisting of a pair of rays that are united by a membrane near their bases; lateral line incomplete (restricted to front 85% of body and tail).

A circumglobal tropical to subtropical genus with about 35 species; one species found in and endemic to our region.


References
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  • 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.
  • García-Rodríguez , F. J. and Aurioles-Gamboa, D., 1997., Contribución al conocimiento de la diversidad íctica en la Bahía de La Paz por … lobo marino de California, Zalophus californianus californianus. En Urbán Ramírez, J. y M. Ramírez Rodríguez (Eds.). La Bahía de La Paz investigación y conservación., Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur:151-162.
  • Gilbert, C.H., 1890., A preliminary report on the fishes collected by the steamer "Albatross" on the Pacific coast of North America during the year 1889, with descriptions of twelve new genera and ninety-two new species., Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 13:49-126.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.
  • Jordan , D.S. and Evermann, B.W., 1898., The fishes of North and Middle America: a descriptive catalogue of the species of fish-like vertebrates found in the waters of North America, north of the Isthmus of Panama. Part III., Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus., 47:2183-3136.
  • Lopez , M. I. and Bussing, W. A., 1982., Lista provisional de los peces marinos de la Costa Rica., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 30(1):5-26.

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