Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 46, Supplement 1, pp S1–S14

New and rare snailfishes (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) with the description of four new species from the Southern Hemisphere and tropical east Pacific

  • N. V. Chernova
Article

Abstract

New and rare liparid fishes (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) are found and described. Careproctus armatus Andriashev, 1991 sampled off the South Sandwich Islands (at a depth 2281–2369 m); it is the second record of the species. Four species are collected in the vicinity of the South Shetland Islands: Careproctus parini Andriashev et Prirodina, 1990 (off King George Island, 573–861 m), Paraliparis meganchus Andriashev, 1982 (off Elephant Island, 559 m), P. monoporus Andriashev et Neyelov, 1979 (off Elephant Island, 559 m) and Paraliparis specimens, most similar to P. tompkinsae Andriashev, 1992 (off King George Island, 766–861 m). Paraliparis charcoti Duhamel, 1992 recorded at the eastern part of the Weddell Sea (475–633 m). Paraliparis, most similar to P. tetrapteryx Andriashev et Neelov, 1979, found in the Southwestern Atlantic (1200 m). Four new species are described. Paraliparis porcus sp. nov. based on one male SL 85 mm from off the South Shetland Islands (Elephant Island, 332–374 m). Paraliparis acutidens sp. nov. described from the juvenile SL 115 mm, sampled in the western part of the Scotia Sea (3721–3723 m). Paraliparis kocki sp. nov. known from 3 adults caught in the depression of the Bransfield Strait (1914–1920 m), isolated from the Weddell Sea by shallower waters. The only specimen of the Paraliparis mexicanus sp. nov. collected in the tropical Pacific off Mexico at depth not more than 900 m.

References

  1. 1.
    A. P. Andriashev, “Review of the Snailfish Genus Paraliparis (Scorpaeniformes: Liparididae) of the Southern Ocean,” (Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Federal Republic of Germany), Theses Zool. 7 (1986).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    A. P. Andriashev, “New Species of the Patagonian Liparid Fishes of the Genus Careproctus (Scorpaeniformes, Liparididae). Report 2,” Vopr. Ikhtiol. 31(5), 707–716 (1991).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    A. P. Andriashev, “New and Rare Deep-Sea Snailfishes of the Genera Paraliparis and Genioliparis from the Western South Atlantic (Pisces, Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae),” Zoosyst. Rossica 1, 148–155 (1992).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    A. P. Andriashev, “Liparid Fishes (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) of the Southern Ocean and Adjacent Waters,” (Results of the Russian Antarctic Expeditions, Vol. 9), Issled. Fauny Morei, 53(61), 1–478 (2003).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    A. P. Andriashev and A. V. Neyelov, “New Species of the Genus Paraliparis (Liparidae) from the Western Antarctic,” Vopr. Ikhtiol. 19(1), 10–19 (1979).Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    A. P. Andriashev and V. P. Prirodina, “Notes of the First Records of Liparid Fishes of the Genus Careproctus (Liparididae) from the Coasts of the Antarctic Continent with Descriptions of Three New Species,” Uo (Jpn. Soc. Ichthyol.) 39, 1–14 (1990a).Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    A. P. Andriashev and V. P. Prirodina, “Review of the Antarctic Species of the Genus Careproctus (Liparididae) with Notes on Carcynophyly,” Vopr. Ikhtiol. 30(5), 709–719 (1990b) [J. Ichthyol. 30, 63–76 (1990b)].Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    A. P. Andriashev and D. L. Stein, “Review of the Snailfish Genus Careproctus (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) in Antarctic and Adjacent Waters,” Contrib. Sci. (Los Angeles) 470, 1–63 (1998).Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    C. V. Burke, “Revision of the Fishes of the Family Liparidae,” Bull. U. S. Natl. Mus., No. 150 (1930).Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    N. Chernova, “A Review of the Genus Psednos (Pisces, Liparidae) with Description of Ten New Species from the North Atlantic and Southwestern Indian Ocean,” Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 155(10), 477–507 (2001).Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    N. V. Chernova and G. Duhamel, “Notes on Careproctus longipectoralis and Paraliparis charcoti (Liparidae, Liparinae) from the Weddell Sea, Southern Ocean,” Cybium 29(3), 310–312 (2005).Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    N. V. Chernova, D. L. Stein and A. P. Andriashev, “Family Liparidae Scopoli 1777—Snailfishes,” Calif. Acad. Sci. Annotated Checklists of Fishes, No. 31, 1–72 (2004).Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    G. Duhamel, “Description d’espèces nouvelles de Careproctus et Paraliparis et données nouvelles sur ces genres et le genre Edentoliparis de l’océan Austral (Cyclopteridae, Liparinae),” Cybium 16(3), 183–207 (1992).Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    K. Kido, “Phylogeny of the Family Liparididae, with the Taxonomy of the Species Found Around Japan,” Mem. Fac. Fish. Hokkaido Univ. 35(2), 125–256 (1988).Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    J. Matallanas, “New and Rare Snailfish Genus Paraliparis from the Weddell Sea with the Description of Two New Species,” J. Fish Biol. 54(5), 1017–1028 (1999).Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    D. L. Stein, “A Review of the Deepwater Liparidae (Pisces) from the Coast of Oregon and Adjacent Waters,” Occas. Pap. California Acad. Sci., No 127, 1–55 (1978).Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    D. L. Stein and A. P. Andriashev, “Family Liparididae,” in Fishes of the Southern Ocean, Ed. by O. Gon and P. C. Heemstra (J. L. B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol., Grahamstown, South Africa, 1990), pp. 231–255.Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    D. L. Stein and N. V. Chernova, “First Records of Snailfishes (Pisces: Liparidae) from the Galapagos Islands, with Descriptions of Two New Species, Paraliparis darwini and Paraliparis galapagosensis,” Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 53(11), 151–160 (2002).Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    D. L. Stein and L. S. Tompkins, “New Species and New Records of Rare Antarctic Paraliparis Fishes (Scorpaeniformes: Liparididae),” Ichthyol. Bull. J. L. B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. No 53, 1–8 (1989).Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    D. L. Stein, N. V. Chernova, and A. P. Andriashev, “Snailfishes (Pisces: Liparidae) of Australia, Including Descriptions of Thirty New Species,” Rec. Aust. Mus. 53, 341–406 (2001).Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    M. Stein and B. Schillat, “Hydrographische und sedimentologische Untersuchungen von der Mexicanischen und amerikanischen Pazifikküste (“Mexal”—Reise von FMS “Bonn” und FMS “Weser”),” Mitt. Inst. Seefischerei, No 20, 1–46 (1976).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Chernova
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoological Institute (ZIN)Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

Personalised recommendations