Description of a new species of chimaerid, Chimaera bahamaensis from the Bahamas (Holocephali)

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Kemper, J. M., Ebert, D. A., Didier, D. A., & Compagno, L. J. V. (2010). Description of a new species of chimaerid, Chimaera bahamaensis from the Bahamas (Holocephali): (chimaeridae). Bulletin of Marine Science, 86(3), 649-659.
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TitleDescription of a new species of chimaerid, Chimaera bahamaensis from the Bahamas (Holocephali)
AuthorsM. Kemper, A. Ebert, A. Didier, V. Compagno
AbstractA new species of chimaera, Chimaera bahamaensis sp. nov., is described from a single specimen collected in Bahamian waters, east of Andros Island, in the western North Atlantic. The new species is only the fourth member of this genus known to occur in the Atlantic Ocean. It is distinguished from other Atlantic Ocean Chimaera species by a combination of morphometric characters and coloration including a relatively large body, long pre-narial length, short pectoral-pelvic space, long pelvic-caudal space, caudal ventral margin ending slightly posterior to caudal dorsal margin, and a uniform caramel brown coloration with dark brown fins. This new species is compared to Chimaera monstrosa Linnaeus, 1758, Chimaera cubana Howell-Rivero, 1936, and Chimaera cf. monstrosa, the only other species in the genus Chimaera known to occur in the Atlantic Ocean.
JournalBulletin of Marine Science
Date2010
Volume86
Issue3
Start page649
End page659
ISSN00074977
Subjectsbiological characteristics, body size, color, comparative study, fish, morphometry, new species, Bahamas, Chimaera cubana, Chimaera monstrosa, Chimaeridae, Holocephali
NoteCited By (since 1996):1, CODEN: BMRSA

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