Bathypelagic fishes of the Antarctic. 1. Family Myctophidae

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Authors:Andriiashev, A. P.
Volume Title:Akademiia nauk SSSR. Zoologicheskiy institut. Studies of marine fauna
Source:Akademiia nauk SSSR. Zoologicheskiy institut. Studies of marine fauna. Vol.1(9). Israel. P.216-300
Publication Date:1966
Note:Translated from Issledovaniia fauny morey, Vol.1(9), 1962. For the Russian original see B-2189. 116 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 12462
Abstract:About 1500 specimens of Myctophidae belonging to 23 species were examined. Two species are new and 6 were recorded from the Antarctic region for the first time. The structure and the number of precaudal luminescent glands are used as criteria for distinguishing the species. A key for determining genera and species is given, with descriptions and diagrams of each species; limits of variability are indicated for abundant species. A zoogeographic zonation is proposed for the South Pacific Ocean. Data are given on the bipolar distribution of Myctophidae. Collecting data are tabulated for the Ob' (1955-1958) and ships of the whaling fleet Slava (1958-1960).
Index Terms:Pisces--Geographic distribution; Pisces--Morphology; Pisces--Taxonomy
Publication Type:journal article
Record ID:147872
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