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Title :Morphological Differences between Beryx splendens Lowe and B. mollis Abe Teleostei: Beryciformes: Berycidae)
Authors :Yoshino, Tetsuo
Kon, Takeshi
Miura, Asami
Authors alternative :吉野, 哲夫
Issue Date :Mar-1999
Abstract :Since Beryx mollis Abe, 1959 was described from Sagami Bay, Honshu Island, Japan, it has been regarded as a junior synonym of B. splendens Lowe. Comparison of specimens of Beryx from Japan revealed that B. mollis is a valid species and distinguished from B. splendens in having the following characters: fewer dorsal fin rays (12-13 vs. 13-15); fewer pyloric caeca (15-20 vs. 27-36); deeper body (39.0-43.2 vs. 33.9-41.0 as % of SL); larger eyes (13.8-15.9 vs. 10.6-14.1 as % of SL); and longer pelvic fins (24.1-33.2 vs. 19.8-27.8 as % of SL); oval-shaped posterior nostril (vs. slit-like); stronger ctenoid scales. Known distribution of B. mollis is restricted to southern Japan from Sagami Bay to the Ryukyu Islands.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :0286-9640
Publisher :琉球大学理学部
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/15267
Citation :琉球大学理学部紀要 = Bulletin of the College of Science. University of the Ryukyus no.67 p.77 -86
Appears in Collections:No.67 (1999/3)

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