Sirembo wami Nielsen, Schwarzhans & Uiblein 2014


Summary:
A uniform brownish cusk eel with a dark band running from the eye almost to the rear edge of the gill cover, and two black blotches on the dorsal fin, one anteriorly and the other about halfway to the caudal fin.

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Dianne J. Bray, Sirembo wami in Fishes of Australia, accessed 04 Dec 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/5062

Sirembo wami Nielsen, Schwarzhans & Uiblein 2014

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Distribution

Known from off Cape Cuvier (24°15'S, 113°26'E) to SE of Cartier Island (13°3′S, 124°02′E), WA, at 136-178 m.

Features

Diagnostic features: pelvic fins inserted below preopercle; prepelvic length 13.0–14.5% SL; 14–16 scale rows between origin of dorsal fin and lateral line; four long rakers on anterior gill arch; pseudobranch with 29–33 filaments and pectoral fin with 24–26 rays; length of pelvic fins 15.5–16.5% SL.

Remarks

This species was previously referred to as Sirembo metachroma, which occurs off Queensland.

Similar Species

Differs from the other species in the genus Sirembo in having a dark band running postero-ventrally from the eye almost to the hind edge of the operculum and two black blotches on the dorsal fin, one anteriorly and the other about halfway to the caudal fin.

Etymology

The specific name wami refers to the acronym for the Western Australian Museum (WAM).

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Sirembo wami Nielsen, Schwarzhans & Uiblein 2014

References


Cohen, D.M. & C.R. Robins, C.R. 1986. A review of the ophidiid fish genus Sirembo with a new species from Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 22(2): 253-263, Pls. 1-2.

Nielsen, J.G., Schwarzhans, W. & Uiblein, F. 2014. Review of the Indo-West Pacific ophidiid genera Sirembo and Spottobrotula (Ophidiiforms, Ophidiidae), with descriptions of three new species. Marine Biology Research 11(2): 113-134. PDF http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2014.904885

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37228122

Depth:136-178 m

Habitat:Benthopelagic

Max Size:25.5 cm SL

Native:Endemic

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