Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 55, Issue 3, pp 311–318 | Cite as

Revision of the genus Melamphaes (Melamphaidae): 2. Oligo-Raker species: M. longivelis Parr, M. inconspicuus sp. n., M. kobylyanskyi sp. n.

  • A. N. Kotlyar


Redescription of the Melamphaes longivelis is presented. Two new species related to it are described: M. inconspicuus sp. n. and M. kobylyanskyi sp. n. M. longivelis inhabits the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean, from the equatorial waters up to 50° N; the species has not been confirmed to occur in the Southern Atlantic. M. inconspicuus is described from the tropical waters of the Northern Atlantic, while M. kobylyanskyi from the Walvis Ridge of the Southeastern Atlantic.


Melamphaidae revision taxonomy oligo-raker species Melamphaes longivelis M. inconspicuus sp. n. M. kobylyanskyi sp. n. 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Check-List of the Fishes of Eastern Tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA), Quéro, J.C., Hureau, J.C., Karrer, C., et al., Eds., JNICT-Portugal: UNESCO, 1990, vol. 2, pp. 520–1080.Google Scholar
  2. Check-List of the Fishes of the North-Eastern Atlantic and of the Mediterranean (Clofnam), Hureau, J.C. and Monod, Th., Eds., Paris: UNESCO, 1979, vol. 1.Google Scholar
  3. Ebeling, A.W., Melamphaidae I. Systematics and zoogeography of the species in bathypelagic fish genus Melamphaes Günther, Dana Rep., 1962, no. 58, pp. 1–164.Google Scholar
  4. Ebeling, A.W. and Weed, W.H., Order Xenoberyces (Stephanoberyciformes), in Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, Mem. Seas Found Mar. Res., 1973, no. 1, part 6, pp. 397–478.Google Scholar
  5. FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes and American society of ichthyologists and herpetologists special publication No. 5, in The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic, Vol. 2: Bony Fishes, Part 1: Acipenseridae to Grammidae, Carpenter, K.E., Eds., Rome: Food Agric. Org., 2002, pp. 601–1374.Google Scholar
  6. Fishes of the North-Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, Whitehead, P.J.P., Bauchot, M.-L., Hureau, J.-C., et al., Eds., Paris: UNESCO, 1986, vol. 2, pp. 517–1007.Google Scholar
  7. Fock, H.O. and Ehrich, S., Deep-sea pelagic nekton biomass estimates in the North Atlantic: horizontal and vertical resolution of revised data from 1982 and 1983, J. Appl. Ichthyol., 2010, vol. 26, suppl. 1, pp. 85–101.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Günther, A., Preliminary notices of deep-sea fishes collected during the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Ser. 5, 1878, vol. 2, no. 8, pp. 179–187.Google Scholar
  9. Keene, M.J., Melamphaes ebelingi, a new species of beryciform fish (Melamphaidae) from the North Atlantic, Copeia, 1973, no. 4, pp. 794–800.Google Scholar
  10. Keene, M.J., Gibbs, R.H. Jr., and Krueger, W.H., Family Melamphaidae, bigscales, in Biology of Midwater Fishes of the Bermuda Ocean Acre, Gibbs, R.H. Jr. and Krueger, W.H., Eds., Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 1987, no. 452, pp. 169–187.Google Scholar
  11. Kotlyar, A.N., Beriksoobraznye ryby Mirovogo okeana (Beryciform Fishes of the World Ocean), Moscow: VNIRO, 1996.Google Scholar
  12. Kotlyar, A.N., Family Melamphaidae Gill 1893, bigscales, in Annotated Checklist of Fishes, 2004, no. 29, pp. 1–11.Google Scholar
  13. Kotlyar, A.N., Revision of genus Melamphaes (Melamphaidae): Part 4. Multiraker species: M. ebelingi, M. occlusus sp. nova, and M. nikolayi sp. nova, J. Ichthyol., 2012, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 247–254.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Kotlyar, A.N., Revision of the genus Melamphaes (Melamphaidae): 1. Oligoraker species M. laeviceps, M. spinifer, and M. eulepis, J. Ichthyol., 2014a, vol. 54, no. 9, pp. 620–630.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Kotlyar, A.N., First finding of fry of the rare species Melamphaes occlusus (Melamphaidae) in the eastern part of the Indian Ocean, J. Ichthyol., 2014b, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 127–129.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Maurin, C. and Quéro, J.-C., Poisson des cotes nord-ouest africaines (campagnes de la Thalassa 1962, 1968, 1971 et 1973). Saccopharyngiformes, Anguilliformes, Beryciformes, Zeiformes, Lampridiformes et Gasterosteiformes, Rev. Trav. Inst. Pêches Marit., 1981(1982), vol. 45,no. 1, pp. 5–71.Google Scholar
  17. Moore, J.A., Hartel, K.E., Craddock, J.E., and Galbraith, J.R., An annotated list of deepwater fishes from off the New England region, with new area records, Northeast. Nat., 2003, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 159–248.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Norman, J.R., Oceanic fishes and flatfishes collected in 1925–1927, Discovery Rep., 1930, vol. 2, pp. 261–370.Google Scholar
  19. Parr, A.E., Deepsea Berycomorphi and Percomorphi from the waters around the Bahama and Bermuda islands (scientific results of the third oceanographic expedition of the Pawnee 1927), Bull. Bingham Oceanogr. Collection. Yale Univ., 1933, vol. 3, art. 6, pp. 1–51.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Personalised recommendations