New Species of Eustomias from the Waters of Madagascar (Melanostomiidae)


Eustomias zygolampas sp. n. is described from the western Indian Ocean; it is characterized by the specific structure of the chin barbel. The new species belongs to the Dinematochirus subgenus. Species most similar to it are known so far only from the North Atlantic and the Central Pacific (Hawaii region).

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Prokofiev, A.M. New Species of Eustomias from the Waters of Madagascar (Melanostomiidae). J. Ichthyol. 59, 263–265 (2019).

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  • Eustomias
  • new species
  • Indian Ocean