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First record of an ophidiid fish, Brotulotaenia nielseni (Ophidiiformes: Ophidiidae), collected from Japanese waters

Shinpei Ohashi, Hisashi Imamura, Mamoru Yabe
Chair of Marine Biology and Biodiversity (Systematic Ichthyology), Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, 3–1–1 Minato- cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 041–8611, Japan (e-mail:
Abstract :

Three specimens (191–247 mm in standard length) of a meso/bathy-pelagic ophidiid, Brotulotaenia nielseni Cohen, 1974, collected off Miyagi Prefecture and near the Ogasawara Islands, southern Japan, represent the first records of the genus Brotulotaenia from Japanese waters. Brotulotaenia nielseni, which can be distinguished from the other three species of the genus (B. brevicauda, B. crassa and B. nigra) on the basis of several meristic and proportional characters, including dorsal fin rays (85–101), total vertebrae (68–76) and preanal length (36.5–47.4% SL), was previously known from the western and mid (Hawaii) Pacific Ocean, and the western Indian Ocean.

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Volume 59, Number 2, - 2012 , ISSN 111–124

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