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New record of Sladenia shaefersi (Teleostei: Lophiidae) in the western North Atlantic

  • Daniel Sepúlveda (a1), Eduardo Villalobos (a1), Christian Lambarri (a1) and Héctor Espinosa (a1)

Abstract

The first specimen of Sladenia shaefersi captured in waters of the Gulf of Mexico is reported. This record along with two other specimens reported between 2007 and 2009 extend the species range to the Gulf of Mexico, the western North Atlantic and into the Corner Rise Seamount. A comparison of the morphometric characters from the available data and an illustration of the esca are provided. The distribution of the species is discussed.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: H. Espinosa, Colección Nacional de Peces, Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, A.P. 70-153, México, D.F. 04510 email: hector@unam.mx

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New record of Sladenia shaefersi (Teleostei: Lophiidae) in the western North Atlantic

  • Daniel Sepúlveda (a1), Eduardo Villalobos (a1), Christian Lambarri (a1) and Héctor Espinosa (a1)

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