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Pisces Gadiformes: Taxonomy of grenadiers of the New Caledonian region, southwest Pacific
Iwamoto, T.; Merrett, N.R. (1997). Pisces Gadiformes: Taxonomy of grenadiers of the New Caledonian region, southwest Pacific, in: Crosnier, A. (Ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM: 18. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (1993), 176: pp. 473-570
In: Crosnier, A. (Ed.) (1997). Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM: 18. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (1993), 176. Editions du Muséum: Paris. ISBN 2-85653-511-9. 570 pp., more
In: Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (1993). Éditions du Muséum: Paris. ISSN 1243-4442, more
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Keywords
    New species; Bathygadidae; Caelorinchus [WoRMS]; Hymenocephalus Giglioli, 1884 [WoRMS]; Macrouridae Bonaparte, 1831 [WoRMS]; Nezumia Jordan, 1904 [WoRMS]; Pisces [WoRMS]; Ventrifossa Gilbert & Hubbs, 1920 [WoRMS]; ISEW, New Caledonia [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    Hymenocephalus, Nezumia, Caelorinchus, Ventrifossa, Macrouridae, Bathygadidae, Grenadiers, Pisces, Rattails, Taxonomy, bathyal zone, cruise programmes, museum collections

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  • Iwamoto, T.
  • Merrett, N.R.

Abstract
    Studies of recent bathyal collections mainly made during MUSORSTOM cruises have shown an extremely diverse grenadier fauna in the New Caledonian region. A total of 939 grenadier specimens (families Bathygadidae and Macrouridae) representing 49 species in 16 genera were collected from 102 samples taken from depths between 395 and 2105 m (lid-depth sounding). of the 49 species, 15 (31%) were found to be new (one recently described) and two are treated as intermediate. The collections were dominated by the genera Caelorinchus (14 spp.,5 new), Ventrifossa (7 spp., 2 new, but one not names), Hymenocephalus (sensu lato)(7 spp.,2 new), and Nezumia (5 spp.,3 new). This paper reports the taxonomic findings on the collections. A subsequent paper will report on aspects of the distribution and biology of grenadiers in the New Caledonian region.

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