On the Systematics of Species of the Genus Hypomesus(Osmeridae) of Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan

On the Systematics of Species of the Genus Hypomesus(Osmeridae) of Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan The present research confirms the viewpoint that in Peter the Great Bay there are two distinct species of the genus Hypomesus: H. nipponensis(Japanese smelt), which was previously identified as H. olidus(pond smelt), and H. japonicus(sea smelt), which was considered to be a synonym of H. pretiosus(surf smelt). Detailed morphological descriptions of smelts from Peter the Great Bay and an identification key for all three species of Hypomesusof the Far Eastern seas of Russia are given. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

On the Systematics of Species of the Genus Hypomesus(Osmeridae) of Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
ISSN
1063-0740
eISSN
1608-3377
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1012500630605
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Abstract

The present research confirms the viewpoint that in Peter the Great Bay there are two distinct species of the genus Hypomesus: H. nipponensis(Japanese smelt), which was previously identified as H. olidus(pond smelt), and H. japonicus(sea smelt), which was considered to be a synonym of H. pretiosus(surf smelt). Detailed morphological descriptions of smelts from Peter the Great Bay and an identification key for all three species of Hypomesusof the Far Eastern seas of Russia are given.

Journal

Russian Journal of Marine BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 16, 2004

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