Malacocephalus occidentalis Goode & Bean 1885, Goode & Bean, 1885

Melo, Marcelo R. S., Braga, Adriana C., Nunan, Gustavo W. A. & Costa, Paulo A. S., 2010, On new collections of deep-sea Gadiformes (Actinopterygii: Teleostei) from the Brazilian continental slope, between 11 ° and 23 ° S, Zootaxa 2433, pp. 25-46: 36

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.194741

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Malacocephalus occidentalis Goode & Bean 1885
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Malacocephalus occidentalis Goode & Bean 1885  

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Material examined. 22 specimens: MNRJ 26877 (12, 267.0–348.0 mm), T, D- 464; MNRJ 26917 (2, 267.0– 391.0 mm), T, E- 534; MNRJ 26920 (1, 190.0 mm), T, E- 500; MNRJ 26991 (1, 340.0 mm), T, E- 503; MNRJ 26992 (3, 390.0–445.0 mm), T, E- 541; MNRJ 30476 (3, 305.0–402.0 mm), T, E- 546.

Distribution. Collected from off Bahia, Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro, at depths from 360 to 822 m. Malacocephalus occidentalis   was described from off North Carolina, USA (35 ° 44 ’ N, 74 ° 51 ’ W), and is known from about 40 ° N to 40 ° S in the western Atlantic, and 30 ° N to 20 ° S in the eastern Atlantic (Cohen et al. 1990; Menezes & Figueiredo 2003 a).

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