Leucicorus sp.

Schwarzhans, Werner W., Nielsen, Jørgen G. & Mundy, Bruce C., 2022, Revision of the circumglobal deep-sea genus Leucicorus (Teleostei, Ophidiidae) with two new species, Zootaxa 5100 (4), pp. 541-558 : 552

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5100.4.5

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6314902

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scientific name

Leucicorus sp.
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Leucicorus sp.

Table 1 View TABLE 1 , Figs. 3H–I View FIGURE 3 , 5 View FIGURE 5

Material examined. 2 specimens: SMF 28854 View Materials , 75 View Materials and 85 mm SL, unripe, Arabian Sea, 10°01.56’N, 65°02.83’E, GEOMAR Exped. 1998 R / V Sonne, cruise 129, free vehicle trap, 4425 m, 14 Feb. 1998 GoogleMaps .

These two specimens can undoubtedly be referred to Leucicorus , but they are juveniles and not in good condition (especially the larger specimen), thus preventing a specific identification. The otoliths are small and with a flat inner and a convex outer face similar to L. atlanticus and L. lentibus . They are characterized by an extremely small sulcus (otolith length: sulcus length = 3.0–4.8).

They are the only representatives of the genus known from the Indian Ocean.

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium