WoRMS taxon details

Myrophis punctatus Lütken, 1852

158643  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158643)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Lütken, C. F. (1852). Nogle bemaerkninger om naeseborenes stilling hos de i gruppe med Ophisurus staaende slaegter af aalefamilien. <em>Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra den Naturhistoriske Forening i Kjøbenhavn, Aaret 1851.</em> (nos 1-2): 1-21, Pl. 1. [German translation appeared in Archiv für Naturgeschichte (Wiegmann) v. 18 (pt. 1):255-276. [details]   
Distribution off Banquereau Bank to Brazil  
Distribution off Banquereau Bank to Brazil [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2022). FishBase. Myrophis punctatus Lütken, 1852. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158643 on 2022-11-29
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2005-05-26 07:43:32Z
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original description Lütken, C. F. (1852). Nogle bemaerkninger om naeseborenes stilling hos de i gruppe med Ophisurus staaende slaegter af aalefamilien. <em>Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra den Naturhistoriske Forening i Kjøbenhavn, Aaret 1851.</em> (nos 1-2): 1-21, Pl. 1. [German translation appeared in Archiv für Naturgeschichte (Wiegmann) v. 18 (pt. 1):255-276. [details]   

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 (Bermuda) Smith-Vaniz, W. F.; Collette, B. B.; Luckhurst, B. E (1999). Fishes of Bermuda: History, zoogeography, annotated checklist, and identification keys (American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - Special Publication No.4) . ASIH, 424 pp. [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2021). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (08/2021)., available online at https://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.  [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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
    Definitions

From other sources
Distribution off Banquereau Bank to Brazil [details]

Habitat Occasionally found in Canadian Atlantic waters.Found in seagrass beds from bays and mangroves to offshore reefs, as well as in tidal creeks and brackish estuaries to depths of 7 m.  [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Importance Social - Minor Commercial, Bait [details]

Predators Bony fishes [details]

Reproduction Adults move to open sea to spawn [details]
LanguageName 
English speckled worm eel  [details]
Spanish tieso gusano  [details]
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To NMNH Extant Collection (Myrophis punctatus USNM 404019 photograph lateral view)
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To NMNH Extant Collection (Myrophis punctatus USNM 404118 photograph lateral view)
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