Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 47, Issue 8, pp 611–619 | Cite as

Capture of Hydrolagus cf. purpurescens (Gilbert, 1905) (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae) off southeastern Sakhalin



The capture in waters off southeastern Sakhalin of a male of Hydrolagus TL 122 cm is described. It is tentatively identified as Hydrolagus cf. purpurescens, a new species for the fauna and the second representative of the subclass in far eastern waters of Russia. The captured specimen is briefly described and its photographs are published. Unsolved problems of taxonomy of the group purpurescens complex do not permit to make a unanimous determination of this specimen. These problems are discussed and some items concerning the nomenclature of this group are specified.


Head Length Valid Species Zoological Nomenclature Galapagos Island Hawaiian Archipelago 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sakhalin Fishery Research Institute of Fisheries and OceanographyYuzhno-SakhalinskRussia
  2. 2.Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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