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Meristic and morphometric data for "Revision of the jawfish genus Lonchopisthus with description of a new Atlantic species (Teleostei: Opistognathidae)"

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2017

Citation

Smith-Vaniz, W.F., and Walsh, S.J., 2017, Meristic and morphometric data for "Revision of the jawfish genus Lonchopisthus with description of a new Atlantic species (Teleostei: Opistognathidae)": U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F79G5KQK.

Summary

Synonymies, diagnoses, descriptions, illustrations, an identification key and meristic frequency tables are provided for all species of Lonchopisthus. Most of the skeletal anatomy of L. higmani is also illustrated. A new jawfish, Lonchopisthus ancistrus n. sp., is described from the Gulf of Mexico and off Honduras based on 21 specimens 41‒89 mm standard length (SL). It differs from other congeners by the following combination of characters: posterior end of maxilla strongly hooked; membrane connecting maxilla and premaxilla and inner membrane covering posterior part of dentary pale; segmented dorsal-fin rays 11–13, with unbranched rays 2–5; longitudinal body scale rows 33‒39; and very long pelvic fins, 39.4‒75.3 % SL. Lonchopisthus [...]

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Point of Contact :
Stephen J Walsh
Originator :
William F Smith-Vaniz, Stephen J Walsh
Metadata Contact :
Stephen J Walsh
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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Purpose

Data were collected for the purpose of revising the jawfish genus Lonchopisthus, including description of one new species, L. ancistrus from the Gulf of Mexico and Honduras.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F79G5KQK

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