A new species of Pachycara Zugmayer, 1911 (Teleostei: Zoarcidae) from deep-sea chemosynthetic environments in the Caribbean Sea.


Anderson, M. Eric, Somerville, Russell and Copley, Jonathan T. (2015) A new species of Pachycara Zugmayer, 1911 (Teleostei: Zoarcidae) from deep-sea chemosynthetic environments in the Caribbean Sea. Zootaxa, 4066, (1), pp. 71-77. (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4066.1.5).

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Description/Abstract

The 28th species of the eelpout genus Pachycara Zugmayer, 1911, is described from specimens collected from an active
hydrothermal vent field at a depth of about 2300 m at the Mid-Cayman Spreading Centre of the Caribbean Sea. A tenta-tively identified early juvenile is recorded at a methane seep at a depth of 1049 m near Tobago. The new species is distinguished from its congeners mainly by its few pectoral fin rays, low vertebral counts, single, mediolateral branch of the lateral line system and presence of scales on the nape and cheeks.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4066.1.5
ISSNs: 1175-5334 (print)
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science
ePrint ID: 386414
Date :
Date Event
4 December 2015Accepted/In Press
13 January 2016Published
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 13:51
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 06:51
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386414

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