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.
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Prokofiev, A.M. A New Species of Lizardfishes of Genus Trachinocephalus from the Western Indian Ocean (Synodidae). J. Ichthyol. 59, 414–417 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0032945219030159
- new species
- Indian Ocean