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oa African Zoology - A description of the postlarva of Cygnodraco mawsoni Waite, 1916 (Pisces, Bathydraconidae), from the Southern Ocean

Volume 22, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X

 

Abstract

Eight postlarvae of Cygnodraco mawsoni Waite, 1916, were collected off the Australian Antarctic Mawson Station in the South Indian Ocean, during the South African SIBEX II expedition. These postlarvae are distinctive by having a long and slender body, projecting lower jaw and bicoloured caudal fin. Their morphology and pigmentation are unlike any known bathydraconid early life history stages.

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2019-10-14

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