FIRST RECORDS OF FISHES FOR THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN, ORDERS MYCTOPHIFORMES, POLYMIXIIFORMES, GADIFORMES, OPHIDIIFORMES, AND LOPHIIFORMES
Between 1998 and 1999, the expedition INVEMARMACROFAUNA I was conducted through the Colombian Caribbean slope, from Punta Estrella (Guajira) to Cabo Tiburón, near the Panamá border. Eighty trawls were performed between 200 and 500 m depth, with a semi balloon net. Seventeen first records of fishes for the Colombian Caribbean of the orders Myctophiformes, Polymixiiformes, Gadiformes, Ophidiiformes, and Lophiiformes are listed here. Diplacanthopoma brachysoma is a first record for the Caribbean and Neoscopelus microchir, Chaunax pictus and Malthopsis gnoma are also first records for the southern Caribbean. Neobythites gilli includes other two species that were recently validated, N. ocellatus y N. monocellatus.
First records; Colombian Caribbean; Upper slope; Myctophiformes; Polymixiiformes; Gadiformes; Ophidiiformes and Lophiiformes
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