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A Review of the Deep-Sea Angler Fish Genus Lasiognathus (Pisces: Thaumatichthyidae)

Ron S. Nolan and Richard H. Rosenblatt
Copeia
Vol. 1975, No. 1 (Feb. 28, 1975), pp. 60-66
DOI: 10.2307/1442406
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1442406
Page Count: 7
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A Review of the Deep-Sea Angler Fish Genus Lasiognathus (Pisces: Thaumatichthyidae)
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Abstract

The first specimen of Lasiognathus saccostoma (and the genus) from the Pacific is reported. The esca of this specimen closely resembles that of the holotype and also that of L. ancistrophorus Maul (here placed in synonymy with L. saccostoma). A new species of Lasiognathus from the North Central Pacific is described, based on its unique angling apparatus. The original description of L. beebei Regan and Trewavas (a painting) is reconsidered in light of a more recent specimen of Lasiognathus sp. collected off Madeira. The escal configuration and body proportions of L. sp. agree closely with that of L. beebei. Feeding habits are briefly discussed.

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