A Rare Cottid Fish, Artediellus aporosus (Actinopterygii : Cottoidei : Cottidae), from the Sea of Okhotsk off Hokkaido, Japan

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Author(s)

    • Inagawa Ryo INAGAWA Ryo
    • Chair of Marine Biology and Biodiversity (Systematic Ichthyology), Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University
    • Yabe Mamoru YABE Mamoru
    • Laboratory of Marine Biology and Biodiversity (Systematic Ichthyology), Research Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University

Abstract

A single specimen of the rare cottid fish, Artediellus aporosus Soldatov, 1921, was collected from the Sea of Okhotsk off Esashi, Kitami, Hokkaido, Japan. The species is characterized by having a soft body covered with loose skin, nasal bones concealed under the skin with no or rudimentary spines, and no sensory pores on top of the head. The identification of the present specimen has been confirmed by a comparison with the type series of the species. Although this species has been reported from the Sea of Okhotsk and the northern Sea of Japan, the present specimen represents the first record of it from Japanese waters. Differences between A. aporosus and the close relative A. miacanthus Gilbert and Burke, 1912 are discussed.

Journal

  • Species Diversity

    Species Diversity 11(3), 191-198, 2006-08-31

    Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006794407
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11114903
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    13421670
  • NDL Article ID
    8068919
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-W570
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  NII-ELS 
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