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


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

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  • Synodidae
  • Trachinocephalus
  • new species
  • Indian Ocean