Carapus Rafinesque 1810 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Ophidiiformes - Ophidioidae

Parent taxon: Carapidae according to W. Schwarzhans 2007

See also Frizzell and Dante 1965, Girone et al. 2006, Nolf and Steurbaut 1983, Sepkoski 2002 and Stringer 1998

Sister taxa: Echiodon, Encheliophis, Fierasferoides, Onuxodon

Subtaxa: Carapus lisus Carapus smithvillensis

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore-parasite

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (3 collections), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Pliocene of Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of Italy (3)

• Eocene of France (2), Germany (1), United States (3: Texas)

Total: 14 collections including 15 occurrences

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