A New and Unique Ophidiine Cusk-Eel from the Panamic Region of the Eastern North Pacific
Abstract:A new species of cusk-eel of the genus Ophidion is described from the continental shelf waters of the Panamic region of the eastern Pacific Ocean. The species does not appear to be closely related to any other eastern Pacific or western Atlantic cusk-eel. Superficially it manifests a striking resemblance to two distantly related ophidiids, Lepophidium pardale and Otophidium indefatigabile. A dichotomous key to the patterned species of eastern Pacific cusk-eels is included.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 1997
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