McGrouther's Ghost Flathead, Hoplichthys mcgroutheri Nagano, Imamura & Yabe 2014


Holotype of Hoplichthys mcgroutheri from off Albany, Western Australia - depth 720 m. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO & Yuki Nagano. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A rusty-brown ghost flathead with pale grey dorsal fins, the upper front of pectoral fins rust-coloured, lower rear paler, free pectoral-fin rays white; white pelvic fins; upper, posterior and lower margins of caudal fin grey, and a small brown spot on the lower part of the caudal-fin base.

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McGrouther's Ghost Flathead, Hoplichthys mcgroutheri Nagano, Imamura & Yabe 2014

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Distribution

Found only off the southwest of Western Australia, from off Albany to off Geraldton.

Similar Species

Differs from other species of Hoplichthys in having the vomerine tooth patch constricted medially, mostly separating the vomerine teeth into bilaterally symmetrical patches.

Etymology

Named for Mark A. McGrouther, the collection manager of Ichthyology at the Australian Museum (AMS), for his valuable contributions to the taxonomy of the Hoplichthyidae.

Species Citation

Nagano, Imamura & Yabe, 2014, Ichthyol. Res. DOI 10.1007/s10228-014-0432-9. Type locality: off Albany, Western Australia, 728–710 m, 35 14.02’S, 118 39.84’E–35 13.67’S, 118 40.50’E.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

McGrouther's Ghost Flathead, Hoplichthys mcgroutheri Nagano, Imamura & Yabe 2014

References


Nagano, Y.,  H. Imamura & M. Yabe. 2014. A new ghost flathead (Scorpaeniformes: Hoplichthyidae) from southwestern Australia. Ichthyological Research DOI 10.1007/s10228-014-0432-9 

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CAAB Code:37297008

Depth:510-1080 m

Habitat:Bottom dweller

Max Size:24 cm SL

Native:Endemic

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