Title

A New Species of the Ceratioid Anglerfish Genus Lasiognathus Regan (Lophiiformes: Oneirodidae) from the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Event Name/Location

Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Reno, NV, July 16-19, 2015

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

7-18-2015

Abstract

A new species of the deep-sea ceratioid anglerfish genus Lasiognathus Regan (family Oneirodidae) is described on the basis of three female specimens collected in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Not especially similar to any one of the five previously 278 described members of the genus, the new species is unique in having a cylindrical, internally pigmented, anterior escal appendage and a pair of elongate distal escal appendages. The new species is diagnosed and described, and a revised key to the species is provided.

First Page

277

Last Page

278

ORCID ID

0000-0002-5280-7071