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Encheliophis chardewalli: a new species of Carapidae (Ophidiiformes) from French Polynesia, with a redescription of Encheliophis vermicularis
Parmentier, E.; Buth, D.G. (2004). Encheliophis chardewalli: a new species of Carapidae (Ophidiiformes) from French Polynesia, with a redescription of Encheliophis vermicularis. Copeia 2004(1): 62-67. hdl.handle.net/10.1643/CI-03-085R2
In: Copeia. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists: New York, N.Y., etc.. ISSN 0045-8511, more
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  • Parmentier, E., more
  • Buth, D.G.

Abstract
    A specimen of Encheliophis was found in the coelomic cavity of a sea cucumber in Moorea (French Polynesia). The skeletal morphology (skull, girdles, vertebrae) reveal it to be a new species, described herein as Encheliophis chardewalli. It is separable from all described species of Encheliophis (except Encheliophis vermicularis) by the lack of pectoral fins and from E. vermicularis by the larger and fewer teeth on the lower jaw (14 vs more than 20 in E. vermicularis) and by seven branchiostegal rays (vs six in E. vermicularis).

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