New leptocephalus types collected around the Island of Barbados (West Indies)

David E. Richardson, Robert K. Cowen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The subdivision Elopomorpha, united by the possession of a leptocephalus larval stage, is a diverse group of primarily tropical fishes that contains many rare species. In this paper, six leptocephalus types collected from the waters around Barbados are described, including the muraenid, Echidna catenata, two ophichthid types, and one nettastomatid type that are most likely the larvae of species that have not been collected and described as adults, and an additional ophichthid type and muraenid type that cannot be matched to a species. Based on this work and previous descriptive work on both adult and larval ophichthids, western North Atlantic species richness in this family is evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)888-895
Number of pages8
JournalCopeia
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 15 2004

Fingerprint

Barbados
Tachyglossidae
tropical fish
rare species
species richness
larva
species diversity
larvae
fish
water
family

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

Cite this

Richardson, D. E., & Cowen, R. K. (2004). New leptocephalus types collected around the Island of Barbados (West Indies). Copeia, (4), 888-895.

New leptocephalus types collected around the Island of Barbados (West Indies). / Richardson, David E.; Cowen, Robert K.

In: Copeia, No. 4, 15.12.2004, p. 888-895.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Richardson, DE & Cowen, RK 2004, 'New leptocephalus types collected around the Island of Barbados (West Indies)', Copeia, no. 4, pp. 888-895.
Richardson, David E. ; Cowen, Robert K. / New leptocephalus types collected around the Island of Barbados (West Indies). In: Copeia. 2004 ; No. 4. pp. 888-895.
@article{1de5fe0db2d2461ebab6e65f06679bbc,
title = "New leptocephalus types collected around the Island of Barbados (West Indies)",
abstract = "The subdivision Elopomorpha, united by the possession of a leptocephalus larval stage, is a diverse group of primarily tropical fishes that contains many rare species. In this paper, six leptocephalus types collected from the waters around Barbados are described, including the muraenid, Echidna catenata, two ophichthid types, and one nettastomatid type that are most likely the larvae of species that have not been collected and described as adults, and an additional ophichthid type and muraenid type that cannot be matched to a species. Based on this work and previous descriptive work on both adult and larval ophichthids, western North Atlantic species richness in this family is evaluated.",
author = "Richardson, {David E.} and Cowen, {Robert K.}",
year = "2004",
month = "12",
day = "15",
language = "English",
pages = "888--895",
journal = "Copeia",
issn = "0045-8511",
publisher = "American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - New leptocephalus types collected around the Island of Barbados (West Indies)

AU - Richardson, David E.

AU - Cowen, Robert K.

PY - 2004/12/15

Y1 - 2004/12/15

N2 - The subdivision Elopomorpha, united by the possession of a leptocephalus larval stage, is a diverse group of primarily tropical fishes that contains many rare species. In this paper, six leptocephalus types collected from the waters around Barbados are described, including the muraenid, Echidna catenata, two ophichthid types, and one nettastomatid type that are most likely the larvae of species that have not been collected and described as adults, and an additional ophichthid type and muraenid type that cannot be matched to a species. Based on this work and previous descriptive work on both adult and larval ophichthids, western North Atlantic species richness in this family is evaluated.

AB - The subdivision Elopomorpha, united by the possession of a leptocephalus larval stage, is a diverse group of primarily tropical fishes that contains many rare species. In this paper, six leptocephalus types collected from the waters around Barbados are described, including the muraenid, Echidna catenata, two ophichthid types, and one nettastomatid type that are most likely the larvae of species that have not been collected and described as adults, and an additional ophichthid type and muraenid type that cannot be matched to a species. Based on this work and previous descriptive work on both adult and larval ophichthids, western North Atlantic species richness in this family is evaluated.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=11144300199&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=11144300199&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:11144300199

SP - 888

EP - 895

JO - Copeia

JF - Copeia

SN - 0045-8511

IS - 4

ER -