Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 55, Issue 6, pp 906–910 | Cite as

New species of the genus Ariosoma, A. dolichopterum (Bathymyrinae), from the waters of Central Vietnam

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Abstract

A new species, Ariosoma dolichopterum is described from 30 specimens collected in the coastal waters of Central Vietnam. This species differs from a related species A. anago in lower total number of vertebrae (127–131), lower number of precaudal vertebrae (58–61) and preanal pores (46–50), and larger length of the pectoral fins (39–48% of head length). The distribution of adult and larval forms of this species of congrid eels (Bathymyrinae) in the South China Sea and adjacent waters of western Pacific is given.

Keywords

congrid eels Bathymyrinae Ariosoma dolichopterum new species Vietnam South China Sea 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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