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Title: Redescription of <i>Dicrolene nigricaudis </i>(Alcock, 1899) a rare species of deep sea cusk eel (Ophidiiformes; Ophidiidae) from Indian EEZ
Authors: Cubelio, Sherine Sonia
Joseph, Jinson
Venu, S.
Deepu, A.V.
Kurup, B. Madhusoodana
Keywords: fish
continental slope
gill rakers
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: <i>Dicrolene nigricaudis </i>(Alcock, 1899), a rare species of deep sea cusk eel described from Andaman Sea and Arabian Sea in 1899 is redescribed and compared with its closely related species, <i>D. tristis </i>in terms of meristics and morphometrics in order to establish its indi<translator wordrecognize="Vi" w:st="on">vidual taxonomic identity. The specimens were collected during the fishery survey cruises of <i>FOR</i><i> V Sagar Sampada </i>along the continental slope of Indian EEZ. <i>D. nigricaudis </i>is characterized by two median and a pair of basibranchial tooth patches and lower elongated free rays of pectoral fin. The paper highlights the taxonomic characters useful for species identification. </translator>
Description: 166-169
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.38(2) [June 2009]

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