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1 September 2009 The First Records of Neocyema (Teleostei: Saccopharyngiformes) in the Western North Atlantic with Comments on Its Relationship to Leptocephalus holti
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Two new specimens of the rare deep sea eel genus Neocyema were collected in the western North Atlantic in June 2006 and September 2008. Previously the genus was known only from the two type specimens, collected in the South Atlantic in 1971. External morphology and osteology indicate that the new specimens probably belong to the described species Neocyema erythrosoma. Their capture in the North Atlantic provides support for the hypothesis that Neocyema is the adult form of the enigmatic larva Leptocephalus holti.

Shannon C. DeVaney, Karsten E. Hartel, and Daphne E. Themelis "The First Records of Neocyema (Teleostei: Saccopharyngiformes) in the Western North Atlantic with Comments on Its Relationship to Leptocephalus holti," Northeastern Naturalist 16(3), (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.1656/045.016.n308
Published: 1 September 2009
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