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Free Content Biological Results of the University of Miami Deep-sea Expeditions, 131.

A New Species of Deep-Sea Brotulid Fish, Typhlonus Delosommatus, from the Tropical Atlantic Ocean

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A new species of deep-sea fish, Typhlonus delosommatus (family Brotulidae), is described from the tropical Atlantic. The only known congener, T. nasus is found in the Indian Ocean. Obvious differences are the visible eyes of T. delosommatus (eyes not visible in adult T. nasus), the absence of a median basibranchial tooth patch in T. delosommatus, and the shorter, less prominent snout and longer abdomen of T. delosommatus. The dentition, morphology of the vertebral column, and the cephalic lateralis system are described in addition to melistic and morphometric characters.

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: April 1, 1979

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