Paraphyonus bolini Nielsen 1974

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Paraphyonus bolini Nielsen 1974

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Off Fraser Island, Queensland, to off Newcastle, New South Wales, at depths of 3762-4280 m. Elsewhere the species is widespread in the Indo-West Pacific.

Species Citation

Aphyonus bolini Nielsen 1974, Steenstrupia 3(16): 179, Fig. 1. Type locality: South China Sea, 15°38'N, 111°54'E, depth 1234-1264 m.


Bray, D.J. 2019

Paraphyonus bolini Nielsen 1974


Cohen, D.M. & Nielsen, J.G. 1978. Guide to the identification of genera of the fish order Ophidiiformes with a tentative classification of the order. NOAA Technical Report NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) Circular No. 417: 1-72.

Nielsen, J.G. 1974. Aphyonus bolini, a new deep sea fish from the South China Sea (Pisces, Ophidioidei, Aphyonidae). Steenstrupia 3(16): 179-182.

Nielsen, J.G. 1997. Deepwater ophidiiform fishes from off New Caledonia with six new species. In, Séret, B. (ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, v. 17. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris 174: 51-82

Nielsen. J.G. 1999. Families Carapidae, Ophidiidae, Bythitidae, Aphionidae. pp. 1978-1985 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068.

Nielsen, J.G. 2015. Revision of the aphyonid genus Aphyonus (Teleostei, Ophidiiformes) with a new genus and two new species. Zootaxa 4039(2): 323-344.

Nielsen, J.G., Cohen, D.M., Markle, D.F. & Robins, C.R. 1999. Ophidiiform Fishes of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform species known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125 Vol. 18. 178 pp.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37228125


Depth:1075-4280 m

Max Size:15.5 cm SL

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