Abstract

Examination of all available liparid specimens collected in Australian waters revealed more than 30 new species in three genera: Careproctus Kroyer, Psednos Barnard, and Paraliparis Collett. This is the first published description of liparids from Australia. The new species include Careproctus paxtoni n.sp., Psednos balushkini n.sp., Ps. nataliae n.sp., Ps. whitleyi n.sp., Paraliparis anthracinus n.sp., P. ater n.sp., P. atrolabiatus n.sp., P. auriculatus n.sp., P. australiensis n.sp., P. avellaneus n.sp., P. badius n.sp., P. brunneocaudatus n.sp., P. brunneus n.sp., P. coracinus n.sp., P. costatus n.sp., P. csiroi n.sp., P. delphis n.sp., P. dewitti n.sp., P. eastmani n.sp., P. gomoni n.sp., P. hobarti n.sp., P. impariporus n.sp., P. infeliciter n.sp., P. labiatus n.sp., P. lasti n.sp., P. obtusirostris n.sp., P. piceus n.sp., P. plagiostomus n.sp., P. retrodorsalis n.sp., P. tasmaniensis n.sp., and four more unnamed taxa. All are endemic to Australia. We discuss and describe new characters, describe the new species and provide keys for their identification. The described Paraliparis species are morphologically very similar to one another, and form a group that is clearly distinct from the Antarctic species of the genus, suggesting that the two groups are not closely related and that neither is derived from the other. Two of the unnamed taxa constitute the second record of liparids from the Indian Ocean.

 
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Stein et al., 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus. 53(3): 341–406
Author
David L. Stein; N. Chernova; Anatoly P. Andriashev
Year
2001
Title
Snailfishes (Pisces: Liparidae) of Australia, including descriptions of thirty new species
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
53
Issue
3
Start Page
341
End Page
406
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.53.2001.1351
Language
English
Date Published
12 December 2001
Cover Date
12 December 2001
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
FISHES; TAXONOMY; OCEAN: SOUTHERN
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12 December 2001
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12 December 2001
Reference Number
1351
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