Champsodon nudivittis (Ogilby, 1895),

Bogorodsky, Sergey V., Alpermann, Tilman J., Mal, Ahmad O. & Gabr, Mohamed H., 2014, Survey of demersal fishes from southern Saudi Arabia, with five new records for the Red Sea, Zootaxa 3852 (4), pp. 401-437: 427

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Champsodon nudivittis (Ogilby, 1895)


Champsodon nudivittis (Ogilby, 1895) 

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Material examined. SMF 35063View Materials (1: 7.1 cm).

Remarks. Despite a revision of the genus Champsodon  by Nemeth (1994), the taxonomy of the Red Sea species is still confused. Dor (1970) mistakenly reported Champsodon nudivittis  as C. omanensis Regan, 1908  , and Goren et al. (2011) recently summarized records and confirmed the distribution of C. nudivittis  from the Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean Sea. Kotthaus (1977) reported Champsodon capensis Regan, 1908  , from the southern Red Sea but his description is brief and uninformative. The presence of C. omanensis  was confirmed by Klausewitz (1986) from deep water. Two species of the genus, C. capensis  and C. vorax Günther, 1867  were caught in the eastern Mediterranean Sea ( Bariche 2010, Dalyan et al. 2012, respectively). In this study, a single specimen was trawled from a depth of about 50 m. We provisionally identify the specimen as Champsodon nudivittis  on the basis of the following combination of characters: chin naked; about half of chest scaled; belly naked, except for a narrow band of scales between bases of pectoral and pelvic fins. More material from the Red Sea is required in order to determine how many species of the genus occur in the region.


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