Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 54, Issue 6, pp 377–383 | Cite as

New and rare species of deepsea pelagic fishes of families Opisthoproctidae, Melanostomiidae, Oneirodidae, and Linophrynidae

  • A. M. Prokofiev


This paper provides descriptions of new species Photonectes litvinovi sp. n. (Melanostomiidae) and Oneirodes cordifer sp. n. (Oneirodidae) and new data on the morphology and distribution of Dolichopteryx ex gr. longipes (Opisthoproctidae), Bathophilus altipinnis, B. cf. novicki, Photonectes gracilis, P. dinema, P. paxtoni (Melanostomiidae), and Linophryne parini (Linophrynidae).


pisthoproctidae Melanostomiidae Ceratioidei Photonectes sp. n. Oneirodes sp. n. new species new findings 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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