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Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 226–230 | Cite as

Notomuraenobathys gen. nov.—a New genus of eel cods (Muraenolepididae: Gadiformes) from the Southern ocean

  • A. V. BalushkinEmail author
  • V. P. Prirodina
Article

Abstract

A new genus of eel cods Notomuraenobathys gen. nov. with a single species Notomuraenobathys microcephalus (Norman, 1937) is described. The new genus differs from Muraenolepis in greater number of vertebrae, body proportions, and newly found structural traits of the seismosensory system. The species description is supplemented with the results of X-ray investigation, including the data on the holotype (BMNH 1937.9.21.96)

Key words

eel cods morphology systematics the Southern ocean 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences (ZIN RAS)St. PetersburgRussia

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