Antarctic scopelarchidae: a new fish of the genus Benthalbella and the distribution of B. elongata (Norman)

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Authors:Bussing, W. A.
Publication Date:1966
Note:South. Calif. Acad. Sci., Bull., 65(1):53-6l, Jan.-March 1966. 8 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 4788
Abstract:A new species of Benthalbella, B. macropinna, was collected from the Scotia Sea by the Eltanin, using a 10-ft Isaacs-Kidd midwater trawl. It is distinguished from other Benthalbella by its high anal ray count (35-37), low dorsal ray count (5-6), and anterior insertion of the dorsal fin, predorsal length 27.8 to 32.8% of standard length, which is 209 mm. The new species seems to have a circumpolar distribution between 48°13' and 66°08'S, similar to that of B. elongata. No male specimens of either species were found.
Index Terms:Pisces--Geographic distribution; Pisces--Morphology; --Scotia Sea
Coordinates:S620000 S530000 W0270000 W0650000
Publication Type:monograph
Record ID:140435
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