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A Larva of the Atlantic Flashlight Fish, Kryptophanaron Alfredi (Beryciformes, Anomalopidae), with a Comparison of Beryciform and Stephanoberyciform Larvae

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dc.contributor.author Baldwin, Carole C. en
dc.contributor.author Johnson, G. David en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-29T17:37:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-29T17:37:09Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.citation Baldwin, Carole C. and Johnson, G. David. 1995. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/9743">A Larva of the Atlantic Flashlight Fish, Kryptophanaron Alfredi (Beryciformes, Anomalopidae), with a Comparison of Beryciform and Stephanoberyciform Larvae</a>." <em>Bulletin of Marine Science</em>. 56 (1):1&ndash;24. en
dc.identifier.issn 0007-4977
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/9743
dc.description.abstract The first wildcaught larva of a flashlight fish is described from a single specimen of Krypfophanaron alfredi, 6.2 mm NL, collected with a midwater trawl in the Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas. The larva lacks light organs, but an antrorse projection on each side of the snout represents at least the stalk of an incipient light organ. Other distinguishing features of larval Kryprophanaron include an elongate, heavily pigmented pelvic fin; a patch of pigment on and between the anteriormost dorsal-fin spines; numerous melanophores covering the head and trunk (but conspicuously absent on the caudal peduncle); prominent head spines and spiny scales. The distribution of head spines among larvae of major acanthomorph lineages is confusing phylogenetically, and larval specializations do not help resolve current controversy about &#39;&#39;beryciform&#39;&#39; monophyly. Larval morphology provides some support for a close relationship between the Berycidae and other berycoid families and corroborates hypotheses based on adult characters that: Anoplogastridae, Diretmidae, Anomalopidae, Trachichthyidae, and Monocentridae form a natural assemblage; anoplogastrids and diretmids are sister taxa; and trachichthyoids (anomalopids, trachichthyids, and monocentrids) are monophyletic. Larval features highlight a need to reassess relationships among trachichthyoids. en
dc.relation.ispartof Bulletin of Marine Science en
dc.title A Larva of the Atlantic Flashlight Fish, Kryptophanaron Alfredi (Beryciformes, Anomalopidae), with a Comparison of Beryciform and Stephanoberyciform Larvae en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 74588
rft.jtitle Bulletin of Marine Science
rft.volume 56
rft.issue 1
rft.spage 1
rft.epage 24
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-vertebrate zoology en
dc.citation.spage 1
dc.citation.epage 24


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