Notes: Bigot (1879), who did not designate a holotype
, only indicated having studied male material so it is likely that the now defective syntype is a male.
Such capabilities are especially important in validating or correcting holotype
names or descriptions that were made long ago.
Comparison of photographs of the holotype
of Psallus eximius Reuter on the web site of the Museum Victoria (http://collections.
We located the slide containing the missing holotype
genitalia of H.
Name on drawing is Aphthalmichthys caribbeus and represents the holotype
, 270 mm TL, of Aphthalmichthys caribbeus Gill and Smith (1900:974), which was described in more detail, but not illustrated, by Evermann and Marsh (1900:71).
135, 137 (female holotype
and paratypes, in MHNG, examined).
fuscus affinis (Relict Northern Pipefish), although it was originally postulated that the holotype
was a specimen of S.
LACM 3,091; 2,145 m, Clam Bed, Chowder Hill, Middle Valley Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge west of Juan de Fuca Strait (48[degrees]27.
However, there is a full description of each taxon placed in quotation marks, including the designation of a holotype
specimens were illustrated as line drawings, the latter being rather generalized in nature.
Colour of holotype
in alcohol pale brownish yellow, with a faint, dusky-edged, pale stripe, narrower than pupil, beginning above opercle and extending parallel to dorsal profile of postorbital head and nape to below rear half of first dorsal fin; dorsal fins with pale yellowish rays and faintly dusky membranes; remaining fins pale yellowish.
is represented by an incomplete disarticulated skull with the right saccular (= sagitta) otolith in situ, an extremely rare occurrence.
Counts were made from a radiograph of the holotype
and from each specimen where possible; vertebral counts include the urostyle.
The term hispida was written on a label in the box with the holotype
and supposedly was used by Mannil as a species name.
1 F holotype
Waynesville, small cave 6 mi W, 3500 ft, North Carolina.