Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 56, Issue 4, pp 613–615 | Cite as

New species of the genus Photonectes (Melanostomiidae) with blue luminous tissue on the body

  • A. M. ProkofievEmail author
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Photonectes venetaenia sp. n., which differs from the closely related species by the pattern of blue luminous tissue on the body, the barbel with a short stem but a long filament, and other traits, was described from the equatorial waters of the western Pacific Ocean.


Melanostomiidae Photonectes new species equatorial Western Pacific 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (IO)Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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