Enchodus Agassiz 1835 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Aulopiformes - Enchodontidae

Alternative spelling: Cybium (Enchodus)

Synonyms: Ischyrocephalus von der Marck 1858, Tetheodus Cope 1874

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1835. Feuilleton Additionnel aux Recherches sur les Poissons Fossiles 21-64

Parent taxon: Enchodontidae according to J. A. Ebersole et al. 2022

See also Amalfitano et al. 2020, Applegate 1970, Arambourg and Joleaud 1943, Argyriou 2022, Bice and Shimada 2016, Bogan and Agnolin 2010, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Ebersole et al. 2019, Fielitz and González-Rodríguez 2010, Forey et al. 2003, Goody 1969, Hay 1902, Hoganson et al. 2019, Holloway et al. 2017, Leidy 1873, Maisch et al. 2021, Martin and Crame 2006, Nagrodski et al. 2012, Otero and Suárez 2022, Rapp 1946, Sepkoski 2002, Shimada 2006, Shimada et al. 2006, Tabaste 1963, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Woodward 1901 and Woodward 1902

Sister taxa: Calypsoichthys, Dagon, Eurypholinae, Leptecodon, Palaeolycus, Pantopholis, Parenchodus, Rharbichthys, Unicachichthys

Subtaxa: Cybium (Enchodus) bleekeri Enchodus (Isodus) Enchodus amicrodus Enchodus anceps Enchodus brevis Enchodus calliodon Enchodus carinatus Enchodus dirus Enchodus dolichus Enchodus elegans Enchodus faujasi Enchodus ferox Enchodus gentryi Enchodus gladiolus Enchodus gracilis Enchodus lamberti Enchodus lemonnieri Enchodus lewesiensis Enchodus longidens Enchodus longipectoralis Enchodus major Enchodus marchesettii Enchodus mecoanalis Enchodus oliveirai Enchodus oxytomus Enchodus parvus Enchodus petrosus Enchodus pressidens Enchodus recurvus Enchodus saevus Enchodus semistriatus Enchodus shumardi Enchodus subaequilateralis Enchodus tetraecus Enchodus tineidae Enchodus venator Enchodus zipapanensis Ischyrocephalus cataphractus Ischyrocephalus gracilis Ischyrocephalus intermedius Ischyrocephalus macropterus Tetheodus pephredo

View classification

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Miocene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Eocene of Spain (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Paleocene of Bolivia (1), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (2: Arkansas, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1), Bolivia (1), Brazil (3), Canada (10: Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan), Chile (1), the Congo-Brazzaville (1), Egypt (5), Equatorial Guinea (1), France (3), Germany (7), Greece (2), India (6), Israel (2), Italy (3), Japan (1), Jordan (3), Lebanon (10), Mexico (6), Morocco (5), Niger (7), Palestinian Territory (1), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (1), Sweden (2), Syria (8), the United Kingdom (6), United States (92: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah)

Total: 198 collections including 254 occurrences

Show more details

Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.