Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 56, Issue 4, pp 477–487 | Cite as

Revision of the genus Melamphaes (Melamphaidae): 7. oligo-raker species: M. danae and M. pumilis

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Abstract

Two species, M. danae Ebeling and M. pumilis Ebeling, belonging to the species group “M. simus” are described in the final part of the revision of oligo-raker species of the genus Melamphaes (Melamphaidae) (≤19 gill rakers on the first gill arch). The species M. danae is distributed in the Indian and Pacific oceans between 30° N and 30° S. In the Pacific Ocean, it is known up to 112° W. The species M. pumilis is distributed in the North Atlantic between 17° and 45° N, and the main catches have been conducted in the western part of the ocean. In the eastern part of the ocean, the catches are registered up to 28° W. A key for the identification of 21 oligo-raker species of the genus Melamphaes is presented.

Keywords

Melamphaidae revision systematics oligo-raker species Melamphaes danae M. pumilis identification key 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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