Polar Biology

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 15–19

Description of Gosztonyia antarctica, a new genus and species of Zoarcidae (Teleostei: Perciformes) from the Antarctic Ocean

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-008-0496-y

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Matallanas, J. Polar Biol (2009) 32: 15. doi:10.1007/s00300-008-0496-y

Abstract

A new genus and species of zoarcid fish, Gosztonyia antarctica, is described on the basis of four specimens collected from the Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctic Ocean, at a depth of 615 m. Gosztonyia is placed in the subfamily Lycodinae and can be distinguished from all other zoarcid genera by the following combination of characters: seven branchiostegal rays, interdigitating ceratohyal–epihyal articulation, palatal arch reduced, posterior hyomandibular ramus longer than anterior, cranium narrowed, supratemporal commisure and occipital pores absent. A new species, Gosztonyia antarctica, is described and the relationships of the new genus are discussed.

Keywords

GosztonyiaNew genusZoarcidaeBellingshausen SeaAntarctic Ocean

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zoología (Facultad de Biociencias)Universidad Autónoma de BarcelonaBellaterra, BarcelonaSpain