Neobathyclupea megaceps (Fowler 1938),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 178

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4588.1.1

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scientific name

Neobathyclupea megaceps (Fowler 1938)
status

 

Neobathyclupea megaceps (Fowler 1938)  —Bighead deepsea herring

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11357 (1 specimen, 119.4 mm SL, St. CP 4498-14, north of New Hanover ).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1.—General distribution: Philippines south to Papua New Guinea. Bathypelagic, 465–800 m depth. Marine.

Remarks. The two species Neobathyclupea megaceps (Fowler 1938)  and N. gracilis (Fowler 1938)  express much overlap in their morphological characters; the diagnoses of Prokofiev (2014) are not useful to distinguish these two taxa. We suspect that the two are synonymous.