Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-9-2004

Publication Title

Copeia

ISSN

0045-8511

Volume

2004

Issue/No.

1

First Page

116

Last Page

121

Abstract

A new species of the deep-sea dragonfish genus Eustomias is described from 14 specimens from the western North Atlantic. This species belongs to the subgenus Neostomias, which is defined principally by the presence of a single pectoral ray, plus one small rudimentary ray. It is unique among members of the subgenus in having a combination of characters that includes a short mental barbel, multiple proximal bulbs on the barbel main stem, and a unique terminal bulb morphology. Analysis of similar species warrants resurrection of Eustomias monodactylus, previously placed in synonymy with Eustomias filifer. A revised key to the species of the subgenus Neostomias is provided.

Comments

©2004 by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

ORCID ID

0000-0002-5280-7071

DOI

10.1643/CI-03-120R1

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