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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Alepisaurus ferox Lowe, 1833

Scientific synonyms and common names

Alepisaurus ferox Lowe, 1833


Alepisaurus ferox Lowe, 1833, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1: 104 ('Madeira'). Holotype: BMNH no. 1852.9.13.98, off Madeira. R. T. Lowe.
Alepisaurus ferox: Nobre, 1935: 401 Albuquerque, 1954-1956: 332, fig. 173 Gibbs, 1960: 1-13 (comparison with A. brevirostris and histological study showing hermaphroditism, fig. 1-3) Gibbs & Wilimovsky, 1966: 491, fig. 175 (synonymy).

Common names:

lancet-fish [En]
lírio ferro [Pr]
longnose lancetfish [En]
peixe-agua [Pr]
peixe-cavalo [Pr]

Lancet-fish (Alepisaurus ferox)