Description of a new species of hake: Merluccius patagonicus sp. nov. (Gadiformes, Merlucciidae) from the waters of Argentina

Authors

  • Domingo Lloris Institut de Ciències del Mar, CMIMA-CSIC
  • Jesús Matallanas Unidad de Zoología, Departamento de Biología Animal, Biología Vegetal y Ecología. Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2003.67n3323

Keywords:

Gadiformes, Merlucciidae, Merluccius patagonicus, hake, new species, taxonomy, FAO Fishing Area 41, Argentine Sea, South Western Atlantic ocean

Abstract


A new species of the family Merlucciidae is presented, Merluccius patagonicus sp. nov., from the waters of the Argentine Sea. Besides the description of the new species, a brief diagnosis and a key to identification are added, with the purpose of easily separating the species from its similar relatives among the genus Merluccius Rafinesque, 1810 reported in the region: M. hubbsi and M. australis.

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Published

2003-09-30

How to Cite

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Lloris D, Matallanas J. Description of a new species of hake: Merluccius patagonicus sp. nov. (Gadiformes, Merlucciidae) from the waters of Argentina. scimar [Internet]. 2003Sep.30 [cited 2020Dec.1];67(3):323-6. Available from: http://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/482

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