TITLE

Description of a new genus and species of zoarcid fish, Bellingshausenia olasoi, from the Bellingshausen Sea (Southern Ocean)

AUTHOR(S)
Matallanas, J.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Polar Biology;Jun2009, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p873
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A new genus and species of zoarcid fish, Bellingshausenia olasoi, is described on the basis of five specimens collected from the Bellingshausen Sea, Southern Ocean, at depths of 602–615 m. Bellingshausenia is a lycodine that can be distinguished from all other zoarcid genera by the following combination of characters: seven branchiostegal rays, scapular foramen open, cranium narrowed, smooth ceratohyal-epihyal articulation, palatal arch well developed, supratemporal commissure and occipital pores absent, intercalar reduced and displaced backward and parasphenoid wing high. The relationships of the new genus are discussed.
ACCESSION #
39451247

 

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