Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

Northeastern Naturalist

ISSN

1092-6194

Volume

15

Issue/No.

3

First Page

317

Last Page

334

Abstract

Recent review of deep-sea fishes captured deeper than 200m off greater New England, from the Scotian Shelf at 44°N to the southern New England Shelf at about 38°N, documented 591 species. Subsequent trawling activity and reviews of deep-sea taxa occurring in the area have revealed that an additional 40 species in habit the deep sea off New England. Thirty-two of these new records were captured in the course of 44 bottom trawls and 94 mid-water trawls over or in the proximity of Bear Seamount (39°55'N, 67°30'W). Five of the 40 species have been described as new to science, at least in part from material taken in the study area. In addition to describing such information as specimen size and position, depth, and date of capture, errors made in the previous study of deep-sea fishes in the area are identified and corrected.

Comments

Northeastern Naturalist © 2008 Eagle Hill Institute

Additional Comments

NSF grant #: DEB-0314637

ORCID ID

0000-0002-5280-7071

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