Morphology and Identification of the Young Ipnopid, “Macristiella” from, the Tropical Western Pacific

@article{Okiyama1972MorphologyAI,
  title={Morphology and Identification of the Young Ipnopid, “Macristiella” from, the Tropical Western Pacific},
  author={Muneo Okiyama},
  journal={Japanese Journal of Ichthyology},
  year={1972},
  volume={19},
  pages={145-153}
}
  • M. Okiyama
  • Published 30 November 1972
  • Biology
  • Japanese Journal of Ichthyology
Four specimens of"Macristiella"ranging from 13.1 to 39.3 mm in standard length were collected from the tropical western Pacific for the first time.The internal as well as external morphology of these specimens was described in detail,especially for the largest individual.All the known specimens of"Macristiella,"one from the Atlantic and four from the Pacific,were considered to be the young stages of the genus Bathytyphlops of the family Ipnopidae,Myctophiformes,but their specific identification… 

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