Australian Museum Journal A new species of the anglerfish genus Lophiocharon Whitley (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae) from Australian waters

Shortform:
Pietsch, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus. 56(2): 159–162
Author(s):
Pietsch, Theodore W.
Year published:
2004
Title:
A new species of the anglerfish genus Lophiocharon Whitley (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae) from Australian waters
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
56
Issue:
2
Start page:
159
End page:
162
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1418
Language:
English
Date published:
07 July 2004
Cover date:
07 July 2004
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES
Digitized:
07 July 2004
Available online:
07 July 2004
Reference number:
1418
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (11kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (75kb PDF)

Abstract

A new species of the antennariid anglerfish genus Lophiocharon, L. hutchinsi, is described on the basis of nine specimens collected from Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland, and from the Aru Islands, Indonesia. It differs from its congeners in having a combination of features that includes a reduced esca, scarcely, if at all, differentiated from the illicium, and a relatively short illicium covered from base to tip with small dermal spinules.

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