Description of Ophidion saldanhai sp. nov. from the Cabo Verde Islands

J. Matallanas, A. Brito

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Ophidion saldanhai sp. nov. is characterized by the following combination of characters: four gill rakers on the lower limb of the first gill arch; 17 pectoral rays; rostral spine strong, triangular in section and with dorsal ridge; predorsal region naked; posterior part of the orobranchial chamber, gill arches and gill rakers blackish; foregut and stomach black, hindgut pale.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-936
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1999


  • East Atlantic
  • Ophidion saldanhai
  • Pisces


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