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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Benthodesmus elongatus (Clarke, 1879)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Benthodesmus elongatus Clarke, 1879

Synonyms:

Lepidopus elongatus Clarke, 1879, Trans N.Z. Inst., 11: 294, pl. 14 Beach, South Island, New Zealand).
Benthodesmus elongatus: Parin & Becker, 1970: 363 (subspecies recognized).

Subspecies:

Benthodesmus elongatus elongatus

Benthodesmus elongatus simonyi Steindachner, 1891
Aphanopus simonyi Steindachner, 1891, Sitzber. K Akad. Wien., 100: 356 (St. Cruz de Teneriffe, Canary Isl.).
Benthodesmus elongatus: Goode & Bean, 1882a: 381.
Benthodesmus atlanticus Goode & Bean, 1896, Oceanic Ichthyol.: 206 (partim) (Grand Bank of Newfoundland). Holotype: USNM no. 29116.
Aphanopus simonyi: Fowler, 1936: 639.
Lepidopus atlanticus: Nybelin, 1942, in Andersson: 79 Saemundsson, 1949: 25.
Benthodesmus simonyi: Maul, 1953: 167-170, fig. Tucker, 1953: 171, 180, 196, pl. 3 (fig. 6) Grey, 1955b: 298 Tucker, 1956: 88, fig. 8 Leim & Scott, 1966: 278, fig. Wheeler, 1969: 389.
Benthodesmus atlanticus: Leim & Day, 1959: 509.
Benthodesmus elongatus simonyi: Parin & Becker, 1972: 186-187, fig. 27.

Benthodesmus elongatus pacificus: Parin & Becker, 1970


Common name:

frostfish [En]

Frostfish (Benthodesmus elongatus)