Ventrad Spiderfish, Bathypterois ventralis Garman 1899


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Ventrad Spiderfish, Bathypterois ventralis Garman 1899

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Distribution

Off Kalbarri to south-west of Scott Reef, Western Australia. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, discontinuous (east Pacific).

Biology

Spiderfishes (family Ipnopidae) are simultaneous hermaphrodites. Individuals have an ovotestis containing functional male and female reproductive tissue. 

Species Citation

Bathypterois ventralis Garman 1899, Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University 24: 256, pl. 55(fig. 1). Type locality: west coast of Mexico [16°23´N, 99°52´30"W].

Author

Bray, D.J. 2022

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Ventrad Spiderfish, Bathypterois ventralis Garman 1899

References


Garman, S. 1899. Reports on an exploration off the west coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and off the Galapagos Islands, in charge of Alexander Agassiz, by the U.S. Fish Commission Steamer Albatross, during 1891, Lieut. Commander Z.L. Tanner, U.S.N., commanding. 26. The fishes. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University 24: 1-431, 98 pls

Sulak, K.J. 1977. The systematics and biology of Bathypterois (Pisces, Chlorophthalmidae) with a revised classification of benthic myctophiform fishes. Galathea Report 14: 49-108, Pls. 1-7. See ref online (pdf)

Williams, A., Koslow, J.A. & Last, P.R. 2001. Diversity, density and community structure of the demersal fish fauna of the continental slope off western Australia (20 to 35° S). Marine Ecology Progress Series 212: 247–263 

Williams, A., Last, P.R., Gomon, M.F. & Paxton, J.R. 1996. Species composition and checklist of the demersal ichthyofauna of the continental slope off Western Australia (20–35º). Records of the Western Australian Museum 18: 135-155

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CAAB Code:37123006

Depth:895-1460 m (Australia)

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