Melanonus zugmayeri Norman, 1930, captured off Portugal. A review of the current knowledge on this species

Authors

  • Miguel Henriques Museu Oceanográfico, Parque Natural da Arrábida, Instituto da Conservação da Natureza
  • Alberto G. Murta Instituto de Investigação das Pescas e do Mar (IPIMAR), Departamento de Recursos Marinhos
  • Henrique N. Cabral Instituto de Oceanografia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2001.65n143

Keywords:

Melanonus zugmayeri, Melanonidae, rare fish, taxonomic status, Portugal

Abstract


The capture of two specimens of Melanonus zugmayeri Norman, 1930 (Melanonidae) off Portugal was reported. Morphometric and meristic characteristics of the specimens examined were presented. One of the specimens represented a new size record for the species. The available data on the specimens caught in other geographical areas was comparatively analysed and the current knowledge on the species was discussed. Due to the lack of data to support the existence of more than one species of Melanonus, further taxonomic revisions would need more specimens, especially from the southern oceans.

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Published

2001-03-30

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Henriques M, Murta AG, Cabral HN. Melanonus zugmayeri Norman, 1930, captured off Portugal. A review of the current knowledge on this species. scimar [Internet]. 2001Mar.30 [cited 2020Nov.25];65(1):43-6. Available from: http://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/635

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