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

A new species of Pachycara Zugmayer, 1911 (Teleostei: Zoarcidae) from deep-sea chemosynthetic environments in the Caribbean Sea.
A new species of Pachycara Zugmayer, 1911 (Teleostei: Zoarcidae) from deep-sea chemosynthetic environments in the Caribbean Sea.
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.
1175-5334
71-77
Anderson, M. Eric
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Somerville, Russell
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Copley, Jonathan T.
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Anderson, M. Eric
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Somerville, Russell
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Copley, Jonathan T.
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Anderson, M. Eric, Somerville, Russell and Copley, Jonathan T. (2016) 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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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.

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Accepted/In Press date: 4 December 2015
Published date: 13 January 2016
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science

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Local EPrints ID: 386414
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386414
ISSN: 1175-5334
PURE UUID: 5898ad50-6d7b-426b-b8bf-3f2a51d6646e

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Date deposited: 25 Jan 2016 13:51
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 19:50

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Author: M. Eric Anderson
Author: Russell Somerville

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