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Abyssal fishes of the Caribbean Sea are known from the work of six research vessels, yet only one of these collections has been reported. The most recent collection, that of the USNS Bartlett in 1981, contains 13 new records of rare fish to the Caribbean, including two undescribed species. Twelve species accounts are given, documenting the new finds, along with some taxonomic changes from previous reports. Zoogeographical analysis revealed that the abyssal fish fauna of the Caribbean basins reflects a depauperate, tropical, western Atlantic subunit of a broader, circumglobal pattern of the world's abyssal fish fauna.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 1985

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