First data on the ontogeny of Nautichthys pribilovius (Pisces: Hemitripteridae) in Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan

First data on the ontogeny of Nautichthys pribilovius (Pisces: Hemitripteridae) in Peter the... Five specimens of a rare fish Nautichthys pribilovius (12.5, 13.9, 15.0, 33.0 and 54.0 mm SL) were found in waters of the Far Eastern State Marine Biospheric Nature Reserve and in Vostok Bay. A description of the examined specimens and habitat data are provided. Literature data and our own observations show that as the fish grows from a larva into an adult, the length of the snout and head, as well as the size of the pectoral fin increase, the eye diameter diminishes, and the pigmentation pattern changes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

First data on the ontogeny of Nautichthys pribilovius (Pisces: Hemitripteridae) in Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
ISSN
1063-0740
eISSN
1608-3377
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1063074009050113
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Abstract

Five specimens of a rare fish Nautichthys pribilovius (12.5, 13.9, 15.0, 33.0 and 54.0 mm SL) were found in waters of the Far Eastern State Marine Biospheric Nature Reserve and in Vostok Bay. A description of the examined specimens and habitat data are provided. Literature data and our own observations show that as the fish grows from a larva into an adult, the length of the snout and head, as well as the size of the pectoral fin increase, the eye diameter diminishes, and the pigmentation pattern changes.

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Russian Journal of Marine BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 15, 2009

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