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New records of orange roughy Hoplostethus atlanticus juveniles in Chile

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Orange roughy Hoplostethus atlanticus juveniles <24 cm fork length (LF) (10–17 years old) were recorded for the first time in Chile, when 10 specimens were collected on the continental slope and seamount JF2 in Juan Fernandez Archipelago. The LF, total mass, anatomical and parasitological information are reported. Relevance to current life-cycle hypotheses is discussed.

Keywords: Trachichtydae; immature fish; length distribution; parasites; seamounts; south-east Pacific Ocean

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Universidad Austral de Chile, Centro Trapananda. Portales 73, Coyhaique, Chile 2: Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Paicaví 3000, Concepción, Chile

Publication date: 2010-03-01

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