A giant anguilliform leptocephalus Thalassenchelys foliaceus Castle & Raju is a junior synonym of Congriscus maldivensis (Norman 1939).

@article{Chow2016AGA,
  title={A giant anguilliform leptocephalus Thalassenchelys foliaceus Castle & Raju is a junior synonym of Congriscus maldivensis (Norman 1939).},
  author={S. Chow and T. Yanagimoto and H. Kurogi and S. Appleyard and J. Pogonoski},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={
          2203-2211
        }
}
  • S. Chow, T. Yanagimoto, +2 authors J. Pogonoski
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of fish biology
  • A single specimen of giant leptocephalus Thalassenchelys foliaceus Castle & Raju 1975 was caught in subtropical waters of the western North Pacific Ocean. Mitochondrial coI gene sequence divergence between T. foliaceus and Congriscus maldivensis (Norman 1939) was 0·64 ± 0·27% (mean ± s.e.), and the myomere and vertebral counts of these species were similar, indicating T. foliaceus is a junior synonym of C. maldivensis. 
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