publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Descriptions Of A New Genus And Two New Species Of Caribbean Deep-Water Jawfishes (Teleostei: Opistognathidae)

Smith-Vaniz, William F.;
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  • Published: 06 Apr 2017
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
A new genus and species of deep-water jawfish, Anoptoplacus pygmaeus, n. gen. n. sp., is described on the basis of two specimens collected off Arrowsmith Bank, Yucatán, Mexico, trawled in 240‒267 m. Although only 20.5‒22.5 mm standard length, they exhibit sexual dichromatism, appear to be adults, and have a number of reductive characters generally characteristic of miniaturization in fishes. Other characters of this new species of jawfish include single rows of straight and slender teeth in both jaws, a caudal fin that is not lanceolate and with the middle 10 rays branched, 20‒23 body scale rows, and 2–4 infraorbitals which are plate-like and broadly open latera...
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free text keywords: taxonomy, systematics, ichthyology, coral-reef fishes, Atlantic Ocean, Arrowsmith Bank, Curacao.
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Descriptions Of A New Genus And Two New Species Of Caribbean Deep-Water Jawfishes (Teleostei: Opistognathidae)

Smith-Vaniz, William F.;