Bregmaceros anchovia

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Taxonavigation: Gadiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Paracanthopterygii
Series: Zeiogadaria
Subseries: Gadariae
Ordo: Gadiformes

Familia: Bregmacerotidae
Genus: Bregmaceros
Species: Bregmaceros anchovia


Bregmaceros anchovia H.-C. Ho, Endo & Lee, 2020

Holotype: BSKU 74079. Paratypes: BSKU, CSIRO, KAUM-I, NMMB, NMV, NTM.

Type locality: Tosa Bay, off Haruno (Haruno fishing port), Kochi City, Kochi, Shikoku Island, Japan, about 33°28'N, 133°30'E.

Diagnosis. A species of Bregmaceros with a pointed snout extending beyond jaws, a stripe of black dots above anal-fin base, a vertical black band on caudal-fin base, and the following combination of characters: ventral surface of head and abdomen devoid of melanophores; ventral portion of abdominal vertebrae with a pointed parapophysis and a blunt ventral post-zygapophysis; peritoneum, pyloric caeca, and intestine pale; dorsal-fin rays 46–52 (usually 47‒50); anal-fin rays 47–55 (usually 48‒52); pectoral-fin rays 15–17 (usually 16); principal caudal-fin rays 12‒14 (usually 13 with middle 11 branched); caudal vertebrae 35‒39 (usually 36‒37); total vertebrae 50–54 (usually 51‒52).

Etymology: The specific name anchovia, as a noun in apposition, a genus of anchovies (family Engraulidae), refers to the outline of the fish which is very similar to anchovies.

Distribution. Known from Japan (off Kagoshima and Kochi), southwestern Taiwan (off Ke-tzu-liao and Donggang) and Indonesia (off Lombok and Postillon Islands), and Australia (North West Shelf). Bathymetric range 10‒120 m.