Saccogaster horrida Nielsen, Schwarzhans & Cohen 2012


Holotype of Saccogaster horrida, NMV A 29718-019, from off north-western Australia, 403–396 m. Source: M. Krag / Natural History Museum of Denmark. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
Known from a single specimen collected off northwestern Australia in 396-403m.

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2017, Saccogaster horrida in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4845

Saccogaster horrida Nielsen, Schwarzhans & Cohen 2012

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Distribution

South-west of Scott Reef, Western Australia (c. 14 51'S, 121 26'E), 396-403 m.

Etymology

The specific name “horrida” (meaning horrifying) refers to the spines and bony ridges above the eyes.

Species Citation

Saccogaster horrida Nielsen, Schwarzhans & Cohen 2012, Zootaxa 3579: 12, figs 7, 8, 25. Type locality: ♀, off north-western Australia [14°51’12"S,121°25’53"E to 14°50’43"S, 121°27’01"E].

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Saccogaster horrida Nielsen, Schwarzhans & Cohen 2012

References


Nielsen, J.G., Schwarzhans, W. & Cohen, D.M. 2012. Revision of Hastatobythites and Saccogaster (Teleostei, Bythitidae) with three new species and a new genus. Zootaxa 3579: 1-36

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37228120

Biology:Live-bearer

Depth:396–403 m

Habitat:Bottom-dwelling

Max Size:59 mm SL

Native:Endemic

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