Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 54, Issue 9, pp 620–630 | Cite as

Revision of the genus Melamphaes (Melamphaidae): 1. Oligo-Raker species M. laeviceps, M. spinifer, and M. eulepis

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Abstract

The redescription of three oligo-raker species of Melamphaes genus (≤19 rakers on the gill arch)—M. laeviceps, M. spinifer, and M. eulepis—is presented. These species are characterized by eye diameter that is similar or exceeds the width of the suborbital bone. M. laeviceps and M. spinifer inhabit the tropical and subtropical areas of the eastern Pacific Ocean, and M. eulepis inhabits the tropical, mostly equatorial waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and western Pacific oceans.

Keywords

Melamphaidae revision taxonomy oligo-raker species Melamphaes laeviceps M. spinifer M. eulepis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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