Arafura Lanternbelly, Acropoma arafurensis Okamoto, Williams, Carpenter, Santos & Kimura 2019


Holotype of the Arafura Lanternbelly, Acropoma arafurensis, AMS I.21835-027, from the Arafura Sea off the Northern Territory, length 76.2 mm SL. Source: Makoto. License: All rights reserved


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Bray, D.J. 2020, Acropoma arafurensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 04 Jun 2020, http://136.154.202.208/Home/species/5503

Arafura Lanternbelly, Acropoma arafurensis Okamoto, Williams, Carpenter, Santos & Kimura 2019

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Distribution

Arafura Sea, NNE of Croker Island, off the Northern Territory, 09°21′S, 133°12′E – 09°22′S, 133°10′E, depth 156-164 m.
The species is known only from the type locality.

Features

A species of Acropoma with the following combination of characters: luminous gland U-shaped extending from throat to posterior tip of pectoral fin; luminous- gland length 29.5–32.0% SL; symphysis of lower jaw not protruded; proximal radial of first anal-fin pterygiophore with concavity on anterior surface; anus situated closer to pelvic-fin insertion than to origin of anal fin; cycloid scales on lateral side of body; vertical line on cheek absent; scales between first dorsal-fin base and lateral line 4; pectoral- fin rays 15; and gill rakers 20–21.

Etymology

The specific name arafurensis refers to the collection locality of the type specimens.

Species Citation

Acropoma arafurensis Okamoto, Williams, Carpenter, Santos & Kimura 2020, Ichthyological Research 67: 40, Figs 1-3. Type locality: off Northern Territory, Arafura Sea, 09°21′S, 133°12′E–09°22′S, 133°10′E, otter trawl, 156–164 m depth.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

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Arafura Lanternbelly, Acropoma arafurensis Okamoto, Williams, Carpenter, Santos & Kimura 2019

References


Okamoto, M., Williams, J.T., Carpenter, K.E., Santos, M.D. & Kimura, S. 2020. Description of a new species of the genus Acropoma (Acropomatidae) from the Arafura Sea with a redescription of Acropoma leobergi Prokofiev 2018 and the first record of Acropoma boholensis Yamanoue and Matsuura 2002 from the South China Sea. Ichthyological Research 67: 39-49 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10228-019-00696-8, open access

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Biology:Bioluminescent

Depth:156-164 m

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