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20 September 2012 A Redescription of the Eel Panturichthys fowleri (Anguilliformes: Heterenchelyidae), with a Synopsis of the Heterenchelyidae
David G. Smith, Erhan Irmak, Özcan Özen
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Abstract

Panturichthys fowleri (Ben-Tuvia, 1953) is redescribed on the basis of 27 specimens from the coasts of Israel, Lebanon, and Turkey. The species is recorded from Turkey for the first time. Morphological variation, especially in dentition and relative head–trunk length was found to be greater than previously recognized. The osteology is described from two cleared-and-stained specimens. A synopsis of the family Heterenchelyidae is presented, and a key to the known species is provided.

2012 by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
David G. Smith, Erhan Irmak, and Özcan Özen "A Redescription of the Eel Panturichthys fowleri (Anguilliformes: Heterenchelyidae), with a Synopsis of the Heterenchelyidae," Copeia 2012(3), 484-493, (20 September 2012). https://doi.org/10.1643/CI-11-174
Received: 28 November 2011; Accepted: 1 February 2012; Published: 20 September 2012
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