Smoothsnout Whiptail, Kumba gymnorhynchus Iwamoto & Sazonov 1994


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Bray, D.J. 2017, Kumba gymnorhynchus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 03 Dec 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1752

Smoothsnout Whiptail, Kumba gymnorhynchus Iwamoto & Sazonov 1994

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Distribution

Off Albany, Western Australia. Elsewhere the species occurs in the south-eastern Indian Ocean and South China Sea.

Features

Dorsal fin II, 10.
Head firm head, not inflated, sensory canals lacking pores. Scaleless part of snout extending to lateral nasal angles but not onto forehead. Orbit diameter about 26% of head length; snout slightly longer than orbit; interorbital about equal to the orbit; upper jaw 40-43% HL; short barbel, about 7% HL.

Etymology

The specific name gymnorhynchus is from the Greek gymnos (naked) and rhynchos (snout).

Species Citation

Kumba gymnorhynchus Iwamoto & Sazonov 1994, Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 48(11): 229, figs 3-4. Type locality: West Australian Ridge, Indian Ocean, 1260-1370 m. [30°46'S 93°20'E]. 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Smoothsnout Whiptail, Kumba gymnorhynchus Iwamoto & Sazonov 1994

References


Iwamoto, T. & Sazonov, Y.I. 1994. Revision of the genus Kumba (Pisces: Gadiformes, Macrouridae), with description of three new species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 48(11): 221-237, figs 1-9

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37232127

Depth:825-1370 m

Habitat:Bathypelagic

Max Size:50 cm TL

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