Chlopsid Eels of the Eastern Pacific with a New Species and Descriptions of Larval Forms
Chlopsis kazuko, a new species of false moray eel (Anguilliformes: Chlopsidae) from the eastern Pacific, is described and illustrated from two metamorphosed individuals and two leptocephali. The adults were collected in the Gulf of California in 1940 by dredge from a depth of 53 m and from under a night light while at anchor. C. kazuko is distinguished from all other Chlopsis by a combination of characters: total vertebrae, color and pigment patterns, and origin of dorsal fin.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1988-03-01
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