A Redescription of the Eel Panturichthys fowleri (Anguilliformes: Heterenchelyidae), with a Synopsis of the Heterenchelyidae

Smith D. G. , Irmak E., Ozen O.

COPEIA, sa.3, ss.484-493, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1643/ci-11-174
  • Dergi Adı: COPEIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.484-493


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.