Underwater observations of the rare deep-sea fish Triodon macropterus (Actinopterygii, Tetraodontiformes, Triodontidae), with comments on the fine structure of the scales

  title={Underwater observations of the rare deep-sea fish Triodon macropterus (Actinopterygii, Tetraodontiformes, Triodontidae), with comments on the fine structure of the scales},
  author={Keiichi Matsuura and Atsushi Kaneko and Eri Katayama},
  journal={Ichthyological Research},
Underwater observations of two living individuals and an examination of a freshly dead individual of the rare deep-sea fish Triodon macropterus revealed that they usually have the large ventral flap completely uplifted and seamlessly retracted into the abdominal region of the trunk: one individual was collected at a depth of 280 m by hook and line east of Tonaki-jima Island, Ryukyu Islands, and kept in a tank at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium for six years; the second living individual was… 


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Underwater observations of Triodon macropterus
  • Underwater observations of Triodon macropterus
A redescription of Triodon macropterus Lesson, a phyletically important plectognath fish
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