Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1…

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Full Name

Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848

Common names

  • Atlantic snipe eel eng
  • Avocet eng
  • Brittle watersnake eng
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Taxonomic status

Accepted species

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011


Not terrestrial, Marine, Marine

Georeferenced data

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Text based distributions present in some sources.

Distribution range

  • Present in mrgid:8940 gulf of maine Source: Johnson CL, Runge JA, Curtis KA, Durbin EG, Hare JA, Incze LS, Link J, Melvin GD, O'Brien TD, Van Guelpen, L (in revision) Biodiversity and ecosystem function in the Gulf of Maine: pattern and role of zooplankton and pelagic nekton. PLoS One.
  • Present in mrgid:4288 gulf of mexico Source: Felder, D. L. and D. K. Camp (eds. ), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.
  • Present in mrgid:2176 south africa Source: Anon. (2000). FishBase 2000 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. 4 cd-roms pp.
  • Present in new zealand exclusive economic zone Source: King, C. M. ; Roberts, C. D. ; Bell, B. D. ; Fordyce, R. E. ; Nicoll, R. S. ; Worthy, T. H. ; Paulin, C. D. ; Hitchmough, R. A. ; Keyes, I. W. ; Baker, A. N. ; Stewart, A. L. ; Hiller, N. ; McDowall, R. M. ; Holdaway, R. N. ; McPhee, R. P. ; Schwarzhans, W. W. ; Tennyson, A. J. D. ; Rust, S. ; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D. P. (Ed. ) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554.
  • Present in mrgid:7130 european marine waters Source: van der Land, J. ; Costello, M. J. ; Zavodnik, D. ; Santos, R. S. ; Porteiro, F. M. ; Bailly, N. ; Eschmeyer, W. N. ; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M. J. et al. (Ed. ) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374

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Type Specimen


Anon. (2000). FishBase 2000 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. 4 cd-roms pp.

Anonymous (2000) Systematisk liste over norske fisk registert pr. 1997.:

Béarez, P. (1996) Lista de los peces marinos del Ecuador continental.: Rev. Biol. Trop. 44(2):731-741.

Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (2003) Chinese aquatic germplasm resources database.:

Clemens, W.A. and G.V. Wilby (1961) Fishes of the Pacific coast of Canada.: 2nd ed. Fish. Res. Bd. Canada Bull. (68):443 p.

Compiled by Roberts, C.D.; Paulin, C.D.; Stewart, A.L.; McPhee, R.P.; McDowall, R.M., King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicol, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, R.; Macadie, I. 24: Phylum CHORDATA: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, Checklist of New Zealand Chordata. Living lancelets, jawless fishes, cartilaginous fishes, and bony fishes. In: New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 1.

Costa, F. (1991) Atlante dei pesci dei mari italiani.: Gruppo Ugo Mursia Editore S.p.A. Milano, Italy. 438 p.

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www. dyntaxa. se [15-01-2013].


Source information

This backbone name usage exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

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