Australian Museum Journal Snailfishes (Pisces: Liparidae) of Australia, including descriptions of thirty new species

Shortform:
Stein et al., 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus. 53(3): 341–406
Author(s):
Stein, David L.; Chernova, N.; Andriashev, Anatoly P.
Year published:
2001
Title:
Snailfishes (Pisces: Liparidae) of Australia, including descriptions of thirty new species
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
53
Issue:
3
Start page:
341
End page:
406
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.53.2001.1351
Language:
English
Date published:
12 December 2001
Cover date:
12 December 2001
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES; TAXONOMY; OCEAN: SOUTHERN
Digitized:
12 December 2001
Available online:
12 December 2001
Reference number:
1351
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Abstract

Examination of all available liparid specimens collected in Australian waters revealed more than 30 new species in three genera: Careproctus Kroyer, Psednos Barnard, and Paraliparis Collett. This is the first published description of liparids from Australia. The new species include Careproctus paxtoni n.sp., Psednos balushkini n.sp., Ps. nataliae n.sp., Ps. whitleyi n.sp., Paraliparis anthracinus n.sp., P. ater n.sp., P. atrolabiatus n.sp., P. auriculatus n.sp., P. australiensis n.sp., P. avellaneus n.sp., P. badius n.sp., P. brunneocaudatus n.sp., P. brunneus n.sp., P. coracinus n.sp., P. costatus n.sp., P. csiroi n.sp., P. delphis n.sp., P. dewitti n.sp., P. eastmani n.sp., P. gomoni n.sp., P. hobarti n.sp., P. impariporus n.sp., P. infeliciter n.sp., P. labiatus n.sp., P. lasti n.sp., P. obtusirostris n.sp., P. piceus n.sp., P. plagiostomus n.sp., P. retrodorsalis n.sp., P. tasmaniensis n.sp., and four more unnamed taxa. All are endemic to Australia. We discuss and describe new characters, describe the new species and provide keys for their identification. The described Paraliparis species are morphologically very similar to one another, and form a group that is clearly distinct from the Antarctic species of the genus, suggesting that the two groups are not closely related and that neither is derived from the other. Two of the unnamed taxa constitute the second record of liparids from the Indian Ocean.

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