Perez, Misas and Virsida 1987
Lucifuga dentatus holguinensis Perez, Misas and Virsida 1987
In the original descrption of Lucifuga holguinensis (Perez, Misas and Virsida 1987) the authors proposed subspecific status of holguinensis within L. dentatus. Molecular studies by Garcia- Machado et al. (2011) clearly show that holguinensis is not a member of the clade dentatus, is in fact as far from dentatus as it is possible to get within the tree generated from the data. It is therefore raised to specific status herein. This action is supported by data in Hernandez (2005).
Holotype: female. No details of institution or accession number. Paratype: male 168mm SL. No details of institution or accession number.
Type locailty: Aguada de Macigo, Gibara, Holguin Province, Cuba.
Known also from Laguna Grande, Zapata Pininsula, Holguin Province, Cuba.
No details. The paratype male was collected from a depth of 20m.
The male paratype was 168mm SL and this was reported to be the largest known specimen in the genus.
|Perez, P. A.D., Misas, E. and Virsida, G.||Journal Article||1987||Peces ciegos del genero Lucifuga (Ophidiiformes, Bythitidae) en dos casimbas cubanas|
|Hernández, D.A.||Thesis||2005||Relaciones evolutivas de las especies del genéro Lucifuga (Ophidiiformes: Bythitidae) en Cuba|
|Garcia-Machado, E., Hernandez, D., Garcia-Debras, A., Chevalier-Monteagudo, P., Metcalfe, C., Bernatchez, L. and Casane, D.||Journal Article||2011||Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of the Cuban cave-fishes of the genus Lucifuga: Evidence for cryptic allopatric diversity|