A Key to the Genera of the Ophichthid Eels, with Descriptions of Two New Genera and Three New Species from the Eastern Pacific

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1970-10
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Rosenblatt, Richard H.
McCosker, John E.
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University of Hawai'i Press
Abstract
A key is presented to distinguish the 44 recognized genera of the Ophichthidae. Two new genera are described: Ethadophis, represented by E. byrnei n, sp. (the genotype) and E. merenda n, sp., and Leuropharus (genotype L. lasiops n. sp.). The following new generic synonymies are proposed: Omocbelys Fowler 1918 = Pisoodonophis Kaup, 1856; Hesperomyrus Myers and Storey, 1939 = Myrophis Lutken, 1851; Cryptopterygium Ginsburg 1951 = Callechelys Kaup, 1856.
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Rosenblatt RH, McCosker JE. 1970. A key to the genera of the ophichthid eels, with descriptions of two new genera and three new species from the eastern Pacific. Pac Sci 24(4): 494-505.
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