Macquarie Blobfish, Ebinania macquariensis Nelson 1982


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Macquarie Blobfish, Ebinania macquariensis Nelson 1982

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Distribution

Southern Ocean, off Macquarie Island and the Kerguelen Plateau (expected off Heard Island and MacDonald Islands). 

Etymology

The species is named for the type locality, Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean.

Species Citation

Ebinania macquariensis Nelson 1982, Canadian Journal of Zoology 60(6): 1485, figs 10-11. Type locality: off north-east Macquarie Island, Southern Ocean, 494-714m [midpoint 54°31.5´S, 159°01.5´E].

Author

Bray, D.J. 2021

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Macquarie Blobfish, Ebinania macquariensis Nelson 1982

References


Duhamel, G., Gasco, N. & Davaine, P. 2005. Poissons des îles Kerguelen et Crozet. Patrimoines naturels (M.N.H.N./S.P.N.) 63: 1-419  

Jackson, K.L. & Nelson, J.S. 2006. Ebinania australiae, a new species of fathead sculpin from southern Australia (Scorpaeniformes: Psychrolutidae). Records of the Australian Museum 58: 37-42 

Nelson, J.S. 1982. Two new South Pacific fishes of the genus Ebinania and contributions to the systematics of Psychrolutidae (Scorpaeniformes). Canadian Journal of Zoology 60(6): 1470-1504 figs 1-21

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37305005

Depth:500-1170 m

Habitat:Demersal, continental slope

Max Size:12 cm SL

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