First record of humpback anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsonii) (Melanocetidae) in Antarctic waters
The first record of the humpback anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsonii) in Antarctic waters (Ross Sea) is documented. Species identification is confirmed by the structure of the escal bulb and analysis of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) gene. This record extends the known range of M. johnsonii by more than 1000 nm to the south. The taxonomic status of Melanocetus species in Antarctic waters is discussed.
Keywords: Melanocetus sp.; new record; taxonomy; distribution; Ross Sea; Antarctic.
(Published: 6 March 2015)Citation: Polar Research 2015, 34, 25356, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/polar.v34.25356
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