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Published: 2022-08-31
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A new species of deep-sea anglerfish, genus Himantolophus (Lophiiformes: Himantolophidae) from the Andaman Sea, India
Professor Emeritus, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, and Curator Emeritus of Fishes, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98105-5020, U.S.A.
Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology (CMLRE), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government ofIndia, Atal Bhavan, PuthuVypin South, Kochi‑682508, India.
Pisces Himantolophus kalami sp. nov. Himantolophus albinares-group Distribution Exclusive Economic Zone


A new species of the deep-sea ceratioid anglerfish genus Himantolophus is described from a single specimen collected off the east coast of the northern Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, a member of the Himantolophus albinares-group, based in part on the absence of anterior escal appendages. The new species differs from other members of this group in having a unique illicial and escal morphology with a simple basimedial and a pair of basilateral filaments on the esca. The new species is compared with previously recognized members of the H. albinares-group.



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