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Description of a new species of Microstoma (Pisces, Microstomatidae)
from the southwestern Pacific Ocean



A new species of the microstomatid genus Microstoma is described from specimens collected in the SW Pacific Ocean off New Zealand and Australia. Microstoma australis n. sp. differs from M. microsotma of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean in having a higher number of gill rakers and vertebrae. Both species are compared with available data for NE Pacific specimens.


distribution, fishes, Microstoma australis n. sp., Microstoma microstoma, New South Wales, New Zealand, taxonomy

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