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A new genus and species of Bythitidae (Teleostei: Ophidiiformes) from northwestern Australia

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A new genus and species of bathyal bythitid fish (Teleostei: Ophidiiformes) is described based on a single specimen caught at a depth of 392 m in the Timor Sea off the coast of northwestern Australia. Timorichthys disjunctus gen. nov., sp. nov. differs from all other bythitid genera by the position of the anus midway between the tip of the snout and origin of the anal fin. The joined vertical fins and the type of intromittant organ furthermore place the new genus in the subfamily Bythitinae.

Sider (fra-til)143-146
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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