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Free Content A new Species of Bythitid Fish, Genus Lucifuga, from the Galápagos Islands

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A new species of bythitid, Lucifuga inopinata, is described from an adult female captured in 203 m from a seamount in the SE Galápagos Archipelago. It differs from its congeners in its high pectoral ray and vertebral numbers, as well as having a preopercular spine. Also included are a key to the genus Lucifuga, comments on its species, and a discussion of the origin of onshore bythitids.

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Publication date: 1998-07-01

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