Carapus birpex

Author: Arnold, 1956

Carapus birpex Arnold, 1956

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Carapus acus (BrĂ¼nnich, 1768) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: (known only from holotype): mouth very oblique, maxilla extends behind orbit; single pair of enlarged teeth at symphysis of upper jaw; remainder of jaw teeth uniform conical; 5 posterior vomerine teeth greatly enlarged. Pectoral fin two-fifths head length. Meristic values similar to C. acus. Colour: in life probably similar to C. acus. Size: holotype 209 mm TL.

Habitat: unknown, but adult assumed to be commensal in holothurians. Remainder of biology assumed to be similar to C. acus.

Distribution: type in Museu Municipal, Funchal, Madeira, but collection locality unknown; presumed caught around Madeira.

Note. Doubtfully distinct from C. acus.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.