Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 59, Issue 3, pp 414–417 | Cite as

A New Species of Lizardfishes of Genus Trachinocephalus from the Western Indian Ocean (Synodidae)

  • A. M. ProkofievEmail author


Trachinocephalus atrisignis sp. n. is described from three specimens caught in the western Indian Ocean near Socotra Island. It differs from other representatives of the genus by a saturated black spot on the dorsal fin tip, the shape of the snout and lower jaw, and somewhat lower number of vertebrae and lateral line scales.


Synodidae Trachinocephalus new species Indian Ocean 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Severtsov Institute of Ecology an Evolution, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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