Wednesday, May 10, 2017

[Ichthyology • 2017] Polyipnus laruei • A New Species of Polyipnus (Stomiiformes: Sternoptychidae) from the Western South Pacific

Polyipnus laruei
Vourey, Dupoux & Harold, 2017  


A new species of marine hatchetfish, Polyipnus laruei sp. nov., is described based on one specimen collected off New Caledonia, in the Western South Pacific. This species is distinguished from the thirty-three known species of Polyipnus by the unique presence of only one OVB photophore. The new species is placed in the P. spinosus species group, characterized by the presence of minute spines on the ventral PV photophore scales and an external multispinate posttemporal process.

Keywords: New Caledonia, Sternoptychidae, Polyipnus laruei, hatchetfish, taxonomy, Pisces, Western South Pacific

Elodie Vourey, Cyndie Dupoux and Antony Scott Harold. 2017. A New Species of Polyipnus (Stomiiformes: Sternoptychidae) from the Western South Pacific.  Zootaxa. 4263(3); 567–577.  DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4263.3.8

1 comment:

  1. Bruce Lloyd, Pacific Island Times, Guam, looking for a higher resolution picture of Polyipnus (Stomiiformes: Sternoptychidae. If available, please send to