Argyripnus hulleyi a new species of Sternoptychidae (Stomiiformes) from Reunion Island (Indian Ocean)

Type Article
Date 2009-03
Language English
Author(s) Quero Jean-Claude1, Spitz Jerome2, 3, Vayne Jean-Jacques4
Affiliation(s) 1 : Museum Hist Nat, Soc Sci Nat Charente Maritime, F-17000 La Rochelle, France.
2 : Univ La Rochelle, CNRS, UMR 6250, Littoral Environm & Soc, F-17000 La Rochelle, France.
3 : Parc Zool La Fleche, F-72200 La Fleche, France.
4 : IFREMER, Stn La Rochelle, F-17137 Lhoumeau, France.
Source Cybium (0399-0974) (Société Française d'Ichtyologie), 2009-03 , Vol. 33 , N. 1 , P. 39-43
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Keyword(s) New species, Volcanic eruption, Reunion Island, ISW, Argyripnus hulleyi, Sternoptychidae
Abstract Following the volcanic eruption of April 2007, nine specimens of Argyripnus (family Sternoptychidae, order Stomiiformes) were among the fish caught at the sea surface at Reunion Island (Indian Ocean). Seven species were described in this genus: A. ephippiatus Gilbert & Cramer, 1897 from Hawaii, A. iridescens McCulloch, 1926 from Australia. A. atlanticus Maul, 1952 from Madeira, A. brocki Struhsaker, 1973 from Hawaii, Argyripnus sp. Yamamoto in Okamura et al., 1982 from Japan, A. electronus Parin, 1992 from the South-east Pacific and A. pharos Harold & Lancaster, 2003 from the Indian Ocean and the central-west Pacific. The Argyripnus from Reunion Island is easily distinguished from the other species by the position of the anus just before the beginning of the anal fin (about half distance between the pelvic base and the beginning of the anal fin in the other species). The new Argyripnus from Reunion Island is described under the name A. hulleyi. Some indications are given on the bathymetric and geographical distributions of all the Argyripnus species. After a brief comparison of the characteristics of the seven species, an identification key is provided.
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Quero Jean-Claude, Spitz Jerome, Vayne Jean-Jacques (2009). Argyripnus hulleyi a new species of Sternoptychidae (Stomiiformes) from Reunion Island (Indian Ocean). Cybium, 33(1), 39-43. Open Access version :