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Unique morphologies of Encheliophis vermiops (Carapidae) with revised diagnosis of the genus
Parmentier, E.; Lanterbecq, D.; Todesco, M.; Eeckhaut, I. (2010). Unique morphologies of Encheliophis vermiops (Carapidae) with revised diagnosis of the genus. Ichthyol. Res 57(1): 85-90. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10228-009-0138-6
In: Ichthyological Research. Springer: Tokyo. ISSN 1341-8998, more
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Keywords
    Carapidae Poey, 1867 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Carapidae; Parasite; Diagnosis; Pharyngeal jaws

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  • Parmentier, E., more
  • Lanterbecq, D., more
  • Todesco, M., more
  • Eeckhaut, I., more

Abstract
    Encheliophis vermiops was first briefly described in 1990 on the basis of three specimens. This study validates this species and provides previously unrecorded useful characters to realise the identification: (1) the forward orientation of the palatine teeth, (2) the enlarged teeth of the third basibranchial, (3) the particularly well-developed pharyngeal apparatus, (4) the unpigmented band along the base of anal fin and (5) the insertion of the primary sonic muscle on the parasphenoid. Moreover, the particular morphology of Encheliophis vermiops forces us to reconsider the diagnosis of the genus.

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