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Species Simenchelys parasitica Gill, 1879

Snubnose Eel, Snubnosed Eel


Compiler and date details

20 April 2011 - Dianne J. Bray, John R. Paxton, Jennifer E. Gates & Douglass F. Hoese

  • Simenchelys parasiticus Gill, T.N. in Goode, G.B. & Bean, T.H. 1879. A catalogue of the fishes of Essex County, Massachusetts, including the fauna of Massachusetts Bay and the contiguous deep waters. Bulletin of the Essex Institute 11: 1-38 [27].
    Type data:
     Lectotype USNM 21669, Banquereau, Canada [or Newfoundland Banks off Massachussetts, U.S.A.], 300 fathoms.
    Paralectotype(s) USNM 21673; USNM 21675 (lost); USNM 21677; USNM 21872.
    Subsequent designation references:
    Robins, C.H. & Robins, C.R. 1989. Family Derichthyidae. pp. 420-431 in Böhlke, E.B. (ed.). Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes. New Haven : The Sears Foundation of Marine Research, Yale University Pt 9 Vol. 1 655 pp. [217].

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Off Flynns Reef, QLD (16°37'S, 153°E) to the Great Australian Bight, WA (127º09´E), and the Lord Howe Plateau; circumglobal in temperate and warm temperate seas.


Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)

IMCRA

Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Lord Howe Province (14), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Southern Province (8), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE oceanic
    • Queensland: SE oceanic
    • South Australia: S oceanic
    • Tasmania: S oceanic, SE oceanic
    • Victoria: S oceanic, SE oceanic

Distribution References

  • Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 63: 9-50 [17]

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental slope.

Extra Ecological Information

922-1312m

 

General References

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 63: 9-50 [17]

Karmovskaya, E.S. 1978. Preliminary list of eels (Anguilliformes, Osteichthys) of the Australian-New Zealand region (on materials collected during the 16th cruise of the R/V Dimitry Mendeleev). Trudy Instituta Okeanologii. Akademiya Nauk SSSR. Moskva 112: 147-151 [in Russian] [149]

Paxton, J.R., Gates, J.E., Bray, D.J. & Hoese, D.F. 2006. Family Synaphobranchidae. pp. 260-263 in Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [263]

Paxton, J.R., Hoese, D.F., Allen, G.R. & Hanley, J.E. (eds) 1989. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Pisces: Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service Vol. 7 665 pp. [108]

Smith, D.G. 1999. Family Synaphobranchidae. pp. 1658-1661 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068. [1661]

Smith, D.G. 2008. Family Synaphobranchidae. pp. 160-166 in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. [163]

Smith, M.M. & Heemstra, P.C. (eds) 1986. Smith's Sea Fishes. Johannesburg : Macmillan South Africa xx + 1047 pp. 144 pls. [190]

Sulak, K.J. & Shcherbachev, Y.N. 1997. Zoogeography and systematics of six deep-living genera of synaphobranchid eels, with a key to taxa and description of two new species of Ilyophis. Bulletin of Marine Science 60(3): 1158-1194 [1161]

 

Common Name References

Fishbase 2004. Fishbase at. http://www.fishbase.org/Summary. (Fishbase, FAO) (Snubnosed Eel)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. (Snubnose Eel)

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
24-Sep-2011 ANGUILLIFORMES 24-Sep-2011 MOVED Dr Dianne Bray
01-May-2014 02-May-2011 MODIFIED
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED