WoRMS taxon details

Trachinocephalus myops (Forster, 1801)

158884  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158884)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Inhabits deeper waters on the outer slopes of the reef. Found over sandy areas of coastal waters, from the littoral zone...  
Description Inhabits deeper waters on the outer slopes of the reef. Found over sandy areas of coastal waters, from the littoral zone down to a depth of about 100 m. Feeds on fishes (Ref. 5213). Rests on or burrows into substrate, leaving eyes exposed (Ref. 4472). [details]

Distribution Grand Bank to Florida, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Antilles, and Caribbean south to Brazil   
Distribution Grand Bank to Florida, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Antilles, and Caribbean south to Brazil  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2019). FishBase. Trachinocephalus myops (Forster, 1801). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158884 on 2019-07-23
Date
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2005-05-27 07:39:43Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. <em>AFCD.</em> , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2019). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2019)., available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Inhabits deeper waters on the outer slopes of the reef. Found over sandy areas of coastal waters, from the littoral zone down to a depth of about 100 m. Feeds on fishes (Ref. 5213). Rests on or burrows into substrate, leaving eyes exposed (Ref. 4472). [details]

Diet Feed on fishes and small crustaceans  [details]

Distribution Grand Bank to Florida, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Antilles, and Caribbean south to Brazil  [details]

Habitat Found over sandy bottoms of deep outer reef slopes. Reported to be common in estuaries. Rest on or more often burrow into substrate, leaving eyes exposed.  [details]

Habitat benthic [details]
 

LanguageName 
English snakefish  [details]
Japanese オキエソ  [details]
Spanish chile chato  [details]
To NMNH Extant Collection (Synodus myops FIN034669 Slide 120 mm)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
[hosted externally; from synonym]

To NMNH Extant Collection (Synodus myops FIN034670 Slide 120 mm)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
[hosted externally; from synonym]

To NMNH Extant Collection (Trachinocephalus myops RAD104719-001)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
[hosted externally]

To NMNH Extant Collection (Trachinocephalus myops RAD104719-001)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
[hosted externally]