Critical analysis of results of the revision of the genus Chiasmodon made by M.R.S. Melo (2009) and a characteristic of new form C. niger-complex from the Indian Ocean (perciformes: chaismodontidae)

@article{Prokofiev2010CriticalAO,
  title={Critical analysis of results of the revision of the genus Chiasmodon made by M.R.S. Melo (2009) and a characteristic of new form C. niger-complex from the Indian Ocean (perciformes: chaismodontidae)},
  author={Artem M. Prokofiev},
  journal={Journal of Ichthyology},
  year={2010},
  volume={50},
  pages={503-511}
}
  • A. M. Prokofiev
  • Published 18 August 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Ichthyology
Results of the revision of black swallowers (Chiasmodon) made by Melo (2009) are reconsidered. It is shown that separation of species by this author is based on individually varying characters investigated by this author on a limited number of fish, and some conclusions made in this study are based on factual mistakes. Validity of C. lavenbergi Prok. is restored, and C. asper Melo is included to its synonymy. It is shown that C. pluriradiatus Parr, as all other nominal species of the genus… 

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