Skip to main content

Free Content Pythonichthys Asodes, a New Heterenchelyid Eel from the Gulf of Panamá

Download Article:
 Download
(PDF 451.47265625 kb)
 
Pythonichthys asodes, sp. nov., is described from Panamá Bay. This is the first eel of the family Heterenchelyidae from the Pacific Ocean. P. asodes is placed in Pythonichthys on the basis of a complete inner row of maxillary teeth, lack of fleshy folds along the posterior inner border of the maxilla, lack of a median dermal crest on the head, a relatively long head and trunk, and low vertebral count. It differs from all species of Pythonichthys in that the vomerine tooth row is continuous with the intermaxillary dentition, and the dorsal origin is in advance of the pectoral girdle. A key to the four species of Pythonichthys is given.

3 References.

No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1972-06-01

More about this publication?
  • The Bulletin of Marine Science is dedicated to the dissemination of high quality research from the world's oceans. All aspects of marine science are treated by the Bulletin of Marine Science, including papers in marine biology, biological oceanography, fisheries, marine affairs, applied marine physics, marine geology and geophysics, marine and atmospheric chemistry, and meteorology and physical oceanography.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more