Genus Guttigadus


Summary:

A genus of morid cods found mostly in the Southern Ocean between latitudes 25°-59°S in depths of 25-1900 m.
Diagnostic characters: head globular; interorbital length usually greater than orbit diameter; vomer absent, rounded or v-shaped; a small barbel usually present on chin; bases of dorsal and anal fin generally fleshy; highly modified scales in lateral line; pelvic fin with two large rays plus one to three smaller rays; caudal vertebrae 41-50; anus usually well separated from anal fin; known juveniles with numerous (5-7) vertical bars on sides.

Key to described species of Guttigadus of Australia (modified from Meléndez & Markle 1997)

1a. Gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch 22-30………………......................................... G. globiceps

1b. Gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch fewer than 22 ............................................................. 2

2a. Gill chamber, floor of mouth, and lips pale …………........................................................... G. kongi

2b. Gill chamber, floor of mouth, and lips dark ................................................................. G. globosus

Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Guttigadus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 Sep 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/genus/610

References


Meléndez C., R.  & D.F. Markle. 1997. Phylogeny and zoogeography of Laemonema and Guttigadus (Pisces; Gadiformes; Moridae). Bulletin of Marine Science 61(3): 593-670. PDF Open access