Records of anglerfishes (Lophiiformes: Lophiidae) from the western South Pacific Ocean, with descriptions of two new species.

@article{Ho2011RecordsOA,
  title={Records of anglerfishes (Lophiiformes: Lophiidae) from the western South Pacific Ocean, with descriptions of two new species.},
  author={Hsuan-ching Ho and Bernard S{\'e}ret and K-T Shao},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={79 7},
  pages={1722-45}
}
Species of Lophiidae collected from the western South Pacific Ocean are examined. Nine nominal species are recognized, all but one species with their distributions extended eastwards and southwards from the western Pacific Ocean. Two new species are described from Polynesia. Lophiodes iwamotoi n. sp. is described from five specimens collected from Savannah Seamount. It is characterized by a relatively long third dorsal-fin spine (56.9-70.8% standard length, L(S)) that extends (when retracted… CONTINUE READING

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