Systematics and distribution of black swallowers of the genus Chiasmodon (Perciformes: Chiasmodontidae)

  title={Systematics and distribution of black swallowers of the genus Chiasmodon (Perciformes: Chiasmodontidae)},
  author={Artem M. Prokofiev and E. I. Kukuev},
  journal={Journal of Ichthyology},
Black swallowers are revised (the genus Chiasmodon Johns.), and two species (C. niger Johns. and C. lavenbergi Prok.) are recognized as valid in this genus. The nominal taxa Ponerodon vastator Alcock, C. subniger Garman, C. braueri Weber, C. bolangeri Osório, C. microcephalus Norman, and C. n. pluriradiatus Parr are reduced to synonyms of C. niger. Individual, ontogenetic, and geographic variation of C. niger is studied. From the latter, the morphotype is separated and characterized by… 

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