Lepophidium profundorum

Lepophidium profundorum


Taxonavigation: Ophidiiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ophidiaria
Ordo: Ophidiiformes

Familia: Ophidiidae
Subfamilia: Ophidiinae
Genus: Lepophidium
Species: Lepophidium profundorum


  • Lepophidium profundorum (Gill, 1863)

Holotype (unique): USNM 6472.

Type locality: U.S.A., Gulf Stream off Florida, depth 30 fathoms.[1]


Vernacular namesEdit

English: Fawn Cusk-eel


  • Gill, T. N.; 1863: Description of a new generic type of ophidioids. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 15: 209–211.
  • Goode, G. B. & Bean, T. H.; 1885: Description of Leptophidium cervinum and L. marmoratum, new fishes from deep water off the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 8 (533): 422–424.BHL
  • Jordan, D. S. & Evermann, B. W.; 1898: The fishes of North and Middle America: a descriptive catalogue of the species of fish-like vertebrates found in the waters of North America north of the Isthmus of Panama. Part III. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, No. 47: 2183a–3136.
  • Robins, C.R.; Robins, R.H.; Brown, M.E. 2012: A revision of Lepophidium (Teleostei, Ophidiidae), with descriptions of eight new species. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 52(1): 1-93. Reference page
  • Lepophidium profundorum in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2023. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.