Moller, Schwarzhans, Iliffe and Nielsen 2006
Lucifuga spelaeotes Cohen and Robins 1970 (in part)
ANSP 146475 ♀ 99mm SL. Paratypes: ANSP 148497 ♂ 44mm SL, BMNH 19184.108.40.206 ♀ 80mm SL, ZMH 9517 ♀ 85mm SL, ZMH 9522 ♂ 110mm SL, ZMH 9566 ♂ 125mm SL.
Type locality: Lucayan Caverns, Grand Bahama Island, Little Bahamas Bank, Bahamas. Known only from locations on the Little Bahama Bank (cf. Lucifuga spelaeotes which is known only from the Grand Bahama Bank). Recorded from: Lucayan Caverns and Zodiac Caverns, Grand Bahama (Yager 1981, Yager and Williams 1988, Cunliffe 1985:106,108), and unnamed locations on Abaco (specimen ANSP 148497 (paratype), Anonymous 1979).
Until the review by Moller, Schwarzhans, Iliffe and Nielsen (2006) all species of Lucifuga from the Bahamian islands were placed in Lucifuga spelaeotes Cohen and Robins 1970. It was always likely that populations on the two major Bahamian landforms, the Great Bahama Bank (to the south) and the Little Bahama Bank (to the north), were separate taxa, since the Providence Channel (or Great Bahama Canyon) which separates them is 5000m deep. When 50 specimens from seven island on both Banks were examined carefully it was obvious that each Bank has a separate species.
(Dooley, J., Collette, B., Aiken, K.A., Marechal, J. & Pina Amargos, F. 2015. Lucifuga lucayana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T16467724A16510047.en. Downloaded on 10 July 2017).
As above only.
- Yager, J. (1981)
- Burgess, G.H. (1983)
- Palmer, RJ (1985)
- Cunliffe, S. (1985)
- Palmer, R. J. (1985)
- Burgess, G. H. and Franz, R. (1987)
- Yager, J. and Williams, D. (1988)
- Wilkens, H., Strecker, U. and Yager, J. (1989)
- Smith-Vaniz, W. F. and Bohlke, E. B. (1991)
- Yager, J. and Spokane, R. B. (1997)
- Hutchinson, J. M. C. (1998)
- Moller, PR, Schwarzhans, W, Iliffe, TM and Nielsen, JG (2006)
|Yager, J.||Journal Article||1981||Remipedia, a new class of crustacea from a marine cave in the Bahamas|
|Burgess, G.H.||Book Section||1983||Lucifuga|
|Palmer, RJ||Book||1985||The Blue Holes of the Bahamas|
|Cunliffe, S.||Journal Article||1985||The flora and fauna of Sagittarius, an anchialine cave and lake in Grand Bahama|
|Palmer, R. J.||Journal Article||1985||The Blue Holes of eastern Grand Bahama|
|Burgess, G. H. and Franz, R.||Book Section||1987||Zoogeography of the Antillean freshwater fish fauna|
|Yager, J. and Williams, D.||Journal Article||1988||Predation by grey snapper on cave bats in the Bahamas|
|Wilkens, H., Strecker, U. and Yager, J.||Journal Article||1989||Eye reduction and phylogenetic age of ophidiiform cave fishes|
|Smith-Vaniz, W. F. and Bohlke, E. B.||Journal Article||1991||Additions to the ichthyofauna of the Bahama Islands, with comments on endemic species|
|Yager, J. and Spokane, R. B.||Book Section||1997||The biodiversity and water chemistry of an anchialine cave in the Bahamas|
|Hutchinson, J. M. C.||Journal Article||1998||Factors influencing the surface fauna of inland Blue Holes on South Andros, Bahamas|
|Moller, PR, Schwarzhans, W, Iliffe, TM and Nielsen, JG||Journal Article||2006||Revision of the Bahamian cave-fishes of the genus Lucifuga (Ophidiiformes, Bythitidae), with description of a new species from Islands on the Little Bahama bank|