Lycenchelys antarctica Regan 1913


Summary:
A slender eelpout with This species differs form all other Southern Ocean congeners by having very large head pores and the retrograde origin of the dorsal fin (predorsal distance 27-36.6% SL

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Lycenchelys antarctica in Fishes of Australia, accessed 08 Feb 2023, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5429

Lycenchelys antarctica Regan 1913

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Distribution

Abyssal plain east of Bass Strait, NE of Flinders Island, south-west Pacific, in 4133-4197 m. Elsewhere the species is circumglobal in the Southern Ocean.

Features

Dorsal soft rays (total): 106; Anal soft rays: 95 - 112; Vertebrae: 117 - 138. This species differs form all other Southern Ocean congeners by having very large head pores and the retrograde origin of the dorsal fin (predorsal distance 27-36.6% SL, free dorsal-fin pterygiophores 6-16; pelvic fin present; anal fin rays 95-112; vertebrae 117-138

Species Citation

Lycenchelys antarcticus Regan 1913, Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 49 (pt 2, no. 2): 242, Pl. 9 (fig. 3) Type locality: Off South Orkney Islands, 62°10'S, 41°21'W, depth 1775 fathoms.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Lycenchelys antarctica Regan 1913

References


Anderson, M.E. 1990. Zoarcidae, pp. 256-276. in Gon, O. & Heemstra, P.C. (eds) 1990. Fishes of the Southern Ocean. Grahamstown : J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology 462 pp.

Anderson, M.E. 1994. Systematics and osteology of the Zoarcidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Ichthyological Bulletin of the J.L.B. Smith Institute, Grahamstown 60: 1-120

Møller, P.R. & King, N. 2007. Two new species of Pachycara (Teleostei: Zoarcidae) from the Sub-Antarctica Southern Indian Ocean, and a range extension of Lycenchelys antarctica. Copeia 2007(3): 586-593.

Regan, C.T. 1913. The Antarctic fishes of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 49(2): 229-292 figs 1-6 pls 1-11 Ref available at BHL

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37231002

Depth:3248-5320 m

Habitat:Benthic, deep-waters

Max Size:28 cm SL

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