Coryphaenoides affinis Günther 1878


Illustration of a syntype of Coryphaenoides affinis, from the deep sea east of Río de la Plata mouth, Challenger station 323, depth 1900 fathoms.. Source: Plate 40 (Fig. B) in Günther (1887) Report on the deep-sea fishes collected by H. M. S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. License: Public Domain


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Coryphaenoides affinis Günther 1878

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Distribution

Great Australian Bight, depth 3400 m. Elsewhere the species occurs in the southwest Atlantic.

Etymology

The species is named affinis (= related), possibly in reference to the similarity with Coryphaenoides variabilis (= C. armatus), a species also described by Günther from specimens collected by the H.M.S. Challenger, and that also has scales with five spiny ridges.

Species Citation

Coryphaenoides affinis Günther 1878, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 1878, 5 2(2, 22, 28): 27. Type locality: deep sea, east of Río de la Plata mouth, Challenger station 323, depth 1900 fathoms.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Coryphaenoides affinis Günther 1878

References


Günther, A. 1878. Preliminary notices of deep-sea fishes collected during the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 5 2(2, 22, 28): 17-28, 179-187, 248-251 See ref at BHL

Günther, A. 1887. Report on the deep-sea fishes collected by H. M. S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H. M. S. Challenger 22(57): i-lxv + 1-268, Pls. 1-66. 

Iwamoto, T. 1990. Family Macrouridae. pp. 90-318 in Cohen, D.M., Inada, T., Iwamoto, T. & Scialabba, N. FAO Species Catalogue. Gadiform fishes of the world (order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125. Rome : FAO Vol. 10 442 pp.

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CAAB Code:37232138

Depth:3400 m (AUS)

Habitat:Benthopelagic, deep-sea

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