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Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833


Currently Accepted Name: Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833

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Domain : Eukaryota
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Superclass : Gnathostomata
Grade : Teleostomi
Class : Actinopterygii
Subclass : Neopterygii
Division : Teleostei
Subdivision : Euteleostei
Superorder : Cyclosquamata
Order : Aulopiformes
Family : Alepisauridae
Genus : Alepisaurus
Species : ferox

Selected Name

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Name: Alepisaurus ferox
Author: Lowe 1833
Genus: Alepisaurus
Species: ferox

Current Name

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Current Name: Alepisaurus ferox
Current Author: Lowe 1833
Current Genus: Alepisaurus
Current Species: ferox
Current Summary: Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833 Alepisauridae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Alepisaurus ferox
Original Author: Lowe 1833
Original Genus Species: Alepisaurus ferox
Original Genus: Alepisaurus
Original Species: ferox

Original Description

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Original Name:Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833
Reference: [ref. 2825]
Journal Acronym: PZSL
Journal: Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London
Article: Description of *Alepisaurus*, a new genus of fishes.
Citation: 1833 (pt 1)
Pages: 104
Text Page: 104
Type Locality: Off Madeira.
Primary Type: Holotype: BMNH 1852.9.13.98 [ex Zool. Soc. London]


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* Valid as Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833.

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Maul 1973 - [ref. 7171] - [Many deepsea family accounts.] In: Hureau & Monod 1973 [ref. 6590]. Page: 201

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Eschmeyer & Herald 1983 - [ref. 9277] - A field guide to Pacific Coast fishes of North America. Peterson Field Guide Series. Page: 92

Post in Whitehead et al. 1984 - [ref. 13675] - Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Vol. 1. UNESCO Page: 494

Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984 - [ref. 6441] - The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Tokai Univ. Press. Page: 77

Peden et al. 1985 - [ref. 24081] - Fishes observed at Canadian weathership ocean station Papa [50°N, 145°W] with notes on the trans-Pacific cruise of the CSS Endeavor. Heritage Record No. 18, British Columbia Provincial Museum. Page: 5

Heemstra & Smith 1986 - [ref. 5668] - Family No. 85: Alepisauridae (pp. 280-281), Family No. 244: Zanclidae (pp. 823-824). In: Smiths' Sea Fishes (Smith & Heemstra 1986 [ref. 5715]). Page: 281

Robins & Ray 1986 - [ref. 23100] - A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. The Peterson Field Guide Series. Boston. Page: 82

Paxton et al. 1989 - [ref. 12442] - Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 7. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. Page: 251

Pequeño 1989 - [ref. 14125] - Peces de Chile. Lista sistemática revisada y comentada. Page: 34

McAllister 1990 - [ref. 14674] - A list of the fishes of Canada. Page: 102

Post 1990 - [ref. 15233] - Paralepididae (pp. 373-384), Sudidae (p. 385), Omosudidae (p. 386), Alepisauridae (pp. 387-388), Anotopteridae (p. 389). In: Quéro et al. 1990 [ref. 15946]. Page: 387

Cervigón 1992 - [ref. 23827] - Tiburones, Peces batoideos y Peces óseos. Pp. 163-456, Pls. 3-40. In: Cervigón et al. Fichas FAO de identificatión de especies para los fines de la pesca. Guía de campo de las especies comerciales marinas y de aguas salobres de la costa septentrional de Sur América. FAO, Rome. Page: 253

Gomon et al. 1994 - [ref. 22532] - (Eds.) The fishes of Australia's south coast. Flora and Fauna of South Australia Handbooks Committee. State Printer, Adelaide. Page: 274

Santos et al. 1997 - [ref. 23531] - Marine fishes of the Azores. Annotated checklist and bibliography. Arquipélago -- Life and Marine Sciences. Page: 43

Arruda 1997 - [ref. 24952] - Checklist of the marine fishes of the Azores. Page: 51

McEachran & Fechhelm 1998 - [ref. 23897] - Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes. Univ. of Texas Press, Austin. Page: 583

Fricke 1999 - [ref. 24106] - Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez). An annotated checklist with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books. Page: 96

Paxton & Niem 1999 - [ref. 24746] - Several families of Aulopiformes. In: Carpenter and Niem 1999 [ref. 24635]. Page: 1953

Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999 - [ref. 25013] - Fishes of Bermuda: history, zoogeography, annotated checklist, and identification keys. Page: 151

Nakabo 2000 - [ref. 25086] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species. Second edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 365

Paxton in Randall & Lim 2000 - [ref. 25122] - A checklist of the fishes of the South China Sea. Page: 592

Sheiko & Fedorov 2000 - [ref. 25650] - Part 1, pp. 7-69. In: Catalog of the Vertebrates of Kamchatka and Adjacent Waters. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatskiy Petchatniy Dvor. Page: 22

Béarez et al. 2001 - [ref. 25568] - Premier signalement pour le Pérou de trois poissons océaniques: *Pseudocarcharias kamoharai* (Chondrichthyes, Pseudocarchariidae), *Alepisaurus ferox* (Osteichthyes, Alepisauridae) et *Pteraclis velifera* (Osteichthyes, Bramidae). Page: 183

Hutchins 2001 - [ref. 25847] - Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Page: 21

Shinohara et al. 2001 - [ref. 25995] - Annotated Checklist of the Deepwater Fishes from Fishes from Tosa Bay, Japan. Page: 300

Mecklenburg et al. 2002 - [ref. 25968] - Fishes of Alaska. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. Page: 235

Chen 2002 - [ref. 26587] - Fauna Sinica. Ostichthyes. Myctophiformes, Cetomimiformes, Osteoglossiformes. Page: 256

Nakabo 2002 - [ref. 26001] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, English edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 365

Tighe in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002 - [ref. 26158] - Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third edition. Page: 196

Menezes & Moura in Menezes et al. 2003 - [ref. 27192] - (Editos.) Catálogo das espécies de peixes marinhos do Brasil. Museu de Zoologia de Universidade de São Paulo. Page: 51

Moore et al. 2003 - [ref. 27076] - An annotated list of deepwater fishes from off the New England region, with new area records. Page: 196

Thompson 2003 - [ref. 27003] - Aulopidae, Chlorophthalmidae, Ipnopidae, Scopelarchidae, and Notosudidae. Pp. 914-922. Paralepididae, Anotopteridae, Evermannellidae, Omosudidae, Alepisauridae, and Giganturidae. Pp. 933-941. In: Carpenter 2003 [ref. 27006]. Page: 940

Myers & Donaldson 2003 - [ref. 27495] - The fishes of the Mariana Islands. Page: 613

Fedorov et al. 2003 - [ref. 27579] - Catalog of marine and freshwater fishes of the northern part of the Sea of Okhotsk, Vladivostok, Dalnauka. Page: 45

Nelson et al. 2004 - [ref. 27807] - Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Sixth Edition. American Fisheries Society, Special Publ. 29. Bethesda, Maryland. Page: 88

Shinohara et al. 2005 - [ref. 28370] - Annotated checklist of deep-sea fishes from the waters around the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Deep-sea fauna and pollutants in the Nansei Islands. Page: 410

Mundy 2005 - [ref. 28379] - Checklist of the fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletins in Zoology. Page: 210

Lasso-Alcalá et al. 2005 - [ref. 28938] - Nuevos registros, confirmaciones y ampliaciones de distribución de la ictiofauna marina de Venezuela. Parte I. Page: 174

Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006 - [ref. 28944] - Check list of stomiiform, aulopiform and myctophiform fishes from Colombian waters of the tropical eastern Pacific. Page: 254

Paxton et al. 2006 - [ref. 29053] - Alepidauridae (pp. 497-498). In: Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. Fishes. Page: 498

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Salt
Habitat: bathypelagic - May be found near the surface (Ref. 6885). Mainly nocturnal. Feeds on hatchetfishes, lanternfishes, hake, rockfishes, agonids, other lancetfish, @Gilbertidia@, and spiny lumpsuckers (Ref. 6885); also on tunicates, cephalopods, and crustaceans. Preyed upon by opah, sharks, albacore, yellowfin tuna, and fur seals (Ref. 6885). Possibly hermaphroditic.
Depth Range: 1.0 to 1829.0 metres
3.3 to 6000.7 feet
Distribution: Circumglobal in warm to cold temperate seas.


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Maximum Length: 2150mm(TL)
84.65" (TL)


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Alepisaurus ferox Lowe 1833
original combination
Alepisaurus azureus Valenciennes 1850junior synonymNo
Alepisaurus richardsonii Bleeker 1855junior synonymNo
Alepisaurus altivelis Poey 1860junior synonymNo
Alepidosaurus borealis Gill 1862junior synonymNo
Alepidosaurus poeyi Gill 1862junior synonymNo
Alepidosaurus serra Gill 1862junior synonymNo
Alepisaurus borealis (Gill 1862)junior synonymNo
Alepidosaurus aesculapius Bean 1883junior synonymNo


Common Names

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Common NameUsed InLanguage
Longnose lancetfishFishWiseEnglish
Longnose lancetfishUSAEnglish
Longnose lancetfishUnited KingdomEnglish
Longnose lancetfishCanadaEnglish
Longnose lancetfishBritish Columbia, Can.English
longnose lancetfishAFSEnglish
Longsnout lancetfishSouth AfricaEnglish
Longsnout lancetfishSmiths' Sea FishesEnglish
Langneus-lansetvisSouth AfricaAfrikaans
LancetfishUnited KingdomEnglish
Day sarponSt. HelenaEnglish
Handsaw-fishBritish Columbia, Can.English
Longsnouted lancetfishNew ZealandEnglish
Pacific lancetfishCanadaEnglish
Pacific lancetfishBritish Columbia, Can.English
Cavalo feroceFranceFrench
Cavalo féroceQuebec, Can.French
Cavalo ocelleFranceFrench
Conejo de lo altoCubaSpanish
Lancier longnezFranceFrench
Langsnudet skalpelfiskDenmarkDanish
Lanzón nariz largaSpainSpanish
Lanzón picudoMexicoSpanish
lanzón picudoAFSSpanish
Stóri földungurIcelandIcelandic

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Distribution of Alepisaurus ferox

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