Advertisement

Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 51, Issue 9, pp 695–716 | Cite as

Swallowerfishes (Chiasmodontidae) from the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean and adjacent waters

  • A. M. Prokofiev
Article

Abstract

Data on distribution of swallowerfishes in the northwest Pacific and adjacent waters are summarized. Ten species from four genera of this family are found and morphologically characterized. Morphological heterogeneity of Dysalotus alcocki based on dentale features is found. Distinctions between Kali indica and K. falx are revised. New synonymy is established: Pseudoscopelus pierbartus Spitz et al., 2007 = P. obtusifrons (Fowl., 1934); P. paxtoni Melo, 2010 = P. altipinnis Parr, 1933; and P. cordilluminatus Melo, 2010 = P. scriptus Ltk., 1892. New subspecies P. sagamianus oceanicus ssp. n. is described. Groundlessness of synonymy of P. stellatus Beebe, 1932, and P. vityazi Prok., 2007, to P. scriptus and P. parini Prok. et Kukuev, 2006, is indicated. The problems of classification of Pseudoscopelus without discrete serial photophores are briefly discussed.

Keywords

Chiasmodontidae northwest Pacific classification distribution new subspecies new synonymy 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Andriashev, A.P. and Chernova, N.V., Annotated List of Fish-Like Vertebrates and Fishes of Arctic Seas and Adjacent Waters, Vopr. Ikhtiol., 1994, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 435–456.Google Scholar
  2. Balanov, A.A. and Il’inskii, E.N., Species Composition and Biomass of Fishes of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Barents Sea, Vorp. Ikhtiol., 1992, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 56–63.Google Scholar
  3. Borets, L.A., Annotirovannyi spisok ryb dalnevostochnykh morei (Annotated List of Fishes of Far East Seas), Vladivostok: TINRO-Center, 2000.Google Scholar
  4. Fedorov, V.V., The Species Composition, Distribution, and Inhabited Depth of Species of Fish-Like Vertebrates and Fishes of the Northern Kurils, Promyslovo-biologicheskie issledovaniya ryb etc. in 1992–1998 (Fishery Biological Investigations of Fish etc. in 1992–1998), Kotenev, B.N., Ed., Moscow: VNIRO, 2000, pp. 7–40.Google Scholar
  5. Fishes of Japan with Pictorial Keys to the Species, (Engl. Ed.), Nakabo, T., Ed., Tokyo: Takai Univ., vol. 2, 2002, pp. 867–1749.Google Scholar
  6. Fishes of Taiwan, Shen, S.C., Ed., Taipei: Dept. Zool. Nat. Taiwan Univ., 1993, p. 960.Google Scholar
  7. Fowler, H.W., Descriptions of New Fishes Obtained 1907 to 1910 Chiefly in the Philippine Islands and Adjacent Sea. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad., 1934, vol. 85, pp. 233–367.Google Scholar
  8. Hardy, J.D., Chiasmodontidae: Swallowers, in Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: An Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic, CRC Mar. Bio. Ser.: Chapter 162, Richards, W.J., Ed., 2006, vol. 5, pp. 1901–1915.Google Scholar
  9. Il’inskii, E.N., Composition and Structure of Nektonic Community of Mesopelagial of the Sea of Okhotsk, Izvestiya TINRO, 1998, vol. 128, pp. 55–107.Google Scholar
  10. Johnson, R.K. and Cohen, D.M., Results of the Research Cruises of FRV “Walter Herwig” to South America. XXX. Revision of the Chiasmodontid Fish Genera Dysalotus and Kali, with Descriptions of Two New Species, Arch. Fisch. Wiss., 1974, vol. 25, nos. 1/2, pp. 13–46.Google Scholar
  11. Kotthaus, A., Fische des Indischen Ozeans, in Ergebnisse der Ichthyologischen Untersuchungen Während der Expedition des Forschungsschiffes “Meteor” in den Indischen Ozean Oktober 1964 bis Mai 1965. A Systematischer Teil, XVIII Percomorphi (8), in “Meteor” Forsch.-Ergebnisse, Reihe D, 1977, vol. 24, pp. 37–53.Google Scholar
  12. Krefft, G., Ergebnisse der Forschungsreisen des FFS “Walter Herwig” nach Südamerika XVIII. Pseudoscopelus scutatus spec. nov. (Pisces, Perciformes, Trachinoidei, Chiasmodontidae), ein neuer Kreuzzahnbarsch aus dem Tropischen Atlantik, Arch. Fish. Wiss., 1971, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 165–174.Google Scholar
  13. Lavenberg, R.J., Swallowerfishes of the Genus Pseudoscopelus (Family Chiasmodontidae): Osteology, Systematics, Distribution, and Relationships: Unpublished Ph. D. Thesis. Fac. Graduate School Univ. South Calif., 1974, p. 390.Google Scholar
  14. Lloyd, R.E., A Description of the Deep-Sea Fish Caught by the R.I.M.S. Ship “Investigator” Since the Year 1900, with Supposed Evidence of Mutation in Malthopsis, Mem. Indian Mus., 1909, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 139–180.Google Scholar
  15. Love, M.S., Mecklenburg, C.W., Mecklenburg, T.A., and Thorsteinson, L.K., Resource Inventory of Marine and Estuarine Fishes of the West Coast and Alaska: A Checklist of North Pacific and Arctic Ocean Species from Baja California to the Alaska-Yukon Border, Seattle: USGS, 2005, p. 276.Google Scholar
  16. MacGilchrist, A.C., Natural History Notes from the R.I.M.S. Ship “Investigator”, Capt. T.H. Heming (Retired) Commanding — Series III, no. 8: On a New Genus of Teleostean Fish Closely Allied to Chiasmodus, Ann. Mag. Natur. Hist., Ser.7, 1905, vol. 15, no. 87, pp. 268–270.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Masuda, H., Amaaka K., and Araga, C., et al., The Fishes of the Japanese Archipelago, vols. 1–2, Tokyo: Tokay Univ., 1985.Google Scholar
  18. Mecklenburg, C.W., Mecklenburg, T.A., and Thorsteinson, L.K., Fishes of Alaska, Bethesda (Maryland): Amer. Fish. Soc., 2002, p. 1037.Google Scholar
  19. Melo, M.R.S., A Revision of the Genus Chiasmodon (Acanthomorpha: Chiasmodontidae) with the Description of Two New Species, Copeia, 2009, no. 3, pp. 583–608.Google Scholar
  20. Melo, M.R.S., A Revision of the Genus Pseudoscopleus Lütken (Chiasmodontidae: Acanthomorphata) with Description of Three New Species, Zootaxa, 2010, no. 2710, pp. 1–78.Google Scholar
  21. Melo, M.R.S., Walker, H.J., Jr., and Klepadlo, C. Two New Species of Pseudoscopelus (Teleostei: Chiasmodontidae), with a New Diagnosis of the Genus, Zootaxa, 2007, no. 1605, pp. 33–46.Google Scholar
  22. Nakabo, T., Yamada, U., and Aizawa, M., New Record of Pseudoscopelus scutatus (Chiasmodontidae) from Japan, UO, 1992, no. 41, pp. 19–23.Google Scholar
  23. Norman, J.R., Fishes, Sci Rept. John Murray Exped., vol. 7, part 1, 1939, pp. 1–116.Google Scholar
  24. Okamura, O., Machida, Y., Yamakawa, T., Matsuura, K., and Yatou, T., Fishes of the Okinawa Trough and the Adjacent Waters, in The Intensive Research of Unexploited Fishery Resources on Continental Slopes, Tokyo: Jpn Fish. Res. Conservation Ass., 1985, vol. 2, pp. 418–781.Google Scholar
  25. Parin, N.V., New Captures of Deep-Sea Pelagic Fishes off New Guinea and Tonga Islands with Description of Two New Species from the Genera Eustomias (Fam. Melanostomatidae) and Benthodesmus (Fam. Trichiuridae), Tr. Inst. Okeanol. AN SSSR, 1978, vol. 111, pp. 156–168.Google Scholar
  26. Parin, N.V., An Annotated Catalogue of Fish-Like Vertebrates and Fishes of the Seas of Russia and Adjacent Countries, Orders Perciformes (Excluding Suborders Gobioidei, Zoarcoidei, and Stichaeoidei) and Tetraodontiformes, J. Ichthyol., 2003, vol. 43,part 3, pp. 1–40.Google Scholar
  27. Parin, N.V., Bekker, V.E., Borodulina, O.D., et al., Deep-Sea Pelagic Fishes of the Western Tropical Part of The Pacific Ocean and Inner Seas of the Indo-Malayan Archipelago, Tr. Inst. Okeanol. AN SSSR, 1977, vol. 107, pp. 68–188.Google Scholar
  28. Parin, N.V., Fedorov, V.V., Borodulina, O.D., and Bekker, V.E., Mesopelagic and Epipelagic Fishes Discovered for the First Time in Pacific Waters off the Southern Kurils, Vopr. Ikhtiol., 1995, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 732–739.Google Scholar
  29. Parr, A.E., Deep Sea Berycomorphi and Percomorphi from the Waters Around the Bahama and Bermuda Islands, Bull. Bingham Oceanogr. Coll., 1933, vol. 3, no. 8, pp. 1–51.Google Scholar
  30. Prokofiev, A.M., Two New Species of Chiasmodontid Fishes of the Genera Chiasmodon and Kali (Chiasmodontidae), Vopr. Ikhtiol., 2008, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 158–165.Google Scholar
  31. Prokofiev, A.M., Pseudoscopelus sagamianus Tanaka, 1908 (Chiasmodontidae): Isolation of the Neotype, Morphological Characteristic of the North-Pacific Population and Variation of the Species within Whole Area Limits, Vopr. Ikhtiol., 2009, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 15–27.Google Scholar
  32. Prokofiev, A.M., Critical Analysis of Results of the Revision of the Genus Chiasmodon Made by M.P.C. Melo (Melo, 2009) and the Characteristic of a New Form Chiasmodon niger-Complex from the Indian Ocean (Perciformes: Chiasmodontidae), Vopr. Ikhtiol., 2010, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 445–453.Google Scholar
  33. Prokofiev, A.M. and Kukuev, E.I., Preliminary Review of Luminescent Chiasmodontids of the Genus Pseudoscopelus of the Atlantic Ocean with Notes on the Species Composition of the Genus in the World Fauna (Perciformes: Chiasmodontidae), Report I, Vopr. Ikhtiol., 2005, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 749–767.Google Scholar
  34. Prokofiev, A.M. and Kukuev, E.I., Preliminary Review of Luminescent Chiasmodontids of the Genus Pseudoscopelus of the Atlantic Ocean with Notes on the Species Composition of the Genus in the World Fauna (Perciformes: Chiasmodontidae), Report II, Vopr. Ikhtiol., 2006a, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 159–181.Google Scholar
  35. Prokofiev, A.M. and Kukuev, E.I., Pseudoscopelus parini sp. nova-the New Species of Chiasmodontids (Perciformes: Chiasmodontidae) from the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean, Vopr. Ikhtiol., 2006b, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 558–561.Google Scholar
  36. Prokofiev, A.M. and Kukuev, E.I., Two New Species of Linebellies (Genus Psedoscopelus) with a Revised Key of Species (Perciformes: Chiasmodontidae), J. Ichthyol., 2006c, vol. 46,suppl. 1, pp. 21–37.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. Prokofiev, A.M. and Kukuev, E.I., Systematics and Distribution of the Swallowfishes of the Genus Pseudoscopelus (Chiasmodontidae), Moscow: KMK Sci. Press, 2007.Google Scholar
  38. Prokofiev, A.M. and Kukuev, E.I., Systematics and Distribution of Black Swallowers of the Genus Chiasmodon (Perciformes: Chiasmodontidae), J. Ichthyol., 2009, vol. 49, no. 10, pp. 899–939.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  39. Randall, J.E. and Liem, K.K.P., A Checklist of the Fishes of the South China Sea, Raffles Bull. Zool., 2000, no. 8, pp. 569–667.Google Scholar
  40. Sheiko, B.A. and Fedorov, V.V., Fish-Like Vertebrates and Fishes, in Katalog pozvonochnykh Kamchatki i sopredelnykh morskikh akvatoriy (Catalog of Vertebrates of Kamchatka and Adjacent Marine Water Areas), Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskii, 2000, Chapter 1, pp. 7–69.Google Scholar
  41. Shinohara, G., Endo, H., and Matsuura, K., Deep-Water Fishes Collected from the Pacific Coast of Northern Honshu, Japan, Mem. Natl. Sci. Mus. Tokyo, 1996, vol. 29, pp. 153–185.Google Scholar
  42. Shinohara, G., Endo, H., Matsuura, K., et al., Annotated Checklist of the Deep Water Fishes from Tosa Bay, Japan, in Deep-Sea Fauna and Pollutants in Tosa Bay, Fujita, T., et al., Eds., Tokyo: Natl. Sci. Mus., 2001, no. 20, pp. 283–343.Google Scholar
  43. Spitz, J., Quero, J.-C., and Vayne, J.-J., Contribution l’étude du Genre Pseudoscopelus (Chiasmodontidae) avec Une Espéce Nouvelle, P. pierbartus n. sp., deux Synonymies Junior et Une Clé D’identifaction des Espéces Valides, Cybium, 2007, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 405–411.Google Scholar
  44. Tanaka, S., Notes on Some Rare Fishes of Japan, with Descriptions of Two New Genera and Six New Species, J. Coll. Sci. Imp. Univ. Tokyo, 1908, vol. 23, no. 13, pp. 1–24.Google Scholar
  45. Tanaka, S. Figures and Descriptions of the Fishes of Japan Including Riukiu Islands, Bonin Islands, Formosa, Kurile Islands, Korea, and Southern Sakhalin, Tokyo: Maruzen Co., 1916, p. 960, 190 pls.Google Scholar
  46. The Fish Database of Taiwan, Version 2005/5. Shao, K.T., Ed., 2005. http:/fishdb.sinica.rdu.tw.
  47. The Fishes of the Japanese Archipelago, Masuda, H., Amaoka, K., and Araga, C., et al., Eds., Tokyo: Tokay Univ. Press, 1985, vols. 1–2, p. 437, 370 pls.Google Scholar
  48. Trunov, I.A., New Species of Chiasmodontid Fish off Atlantic from the Genus Kali (Chiasmodontidae), Vopr. Ikhtiol., 1998, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 146–147.Google Scholar
  49. Trunov, I.A., New Data on Fishes from Subantarctic and Antarctic Waters of the Atlantic, Vopr. Ikhtiol., 1999, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 460–468.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Personalised recommendations