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1 December 2003 Liparis adiastolus (Teleostei, Liparidae): A New Snailfish Species from the Littoral Zone of the Northeastern Pacific, and Redescription of Liparis rutteri ()
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Liparis adiastolus, a previously undescribed species from the coasts of Oregon and Washington, northwest United States, is described. The new species has probably been consistently confused with Liparis rutteri, which has a more northerly distribution. Liparis adiastolus is clearly distinguishable from all similar species in having 41–70 pyloric caeca, 35–39 vertebrae, 30–33 dorsal-fin rays, 32–35 pectoral-fin rays, disk 67–77% HL, and other distinctive characters. In addition to describing the new species, we select a lectotype of L. rutteri, provide an expanded diagnosis for that species, and discuss the confusion previously existing with regard to its identification.

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
David L. Stein, Carl E. Bond, and David Misitano "Liparis adiastolus (Teleostei, Liparidae): A New Snailfish Species from the Littoral Zone of the Northeastern Pacific, and Redescription of Liparis rutteri ()," Copeia 2003(4), 818-823, (1 December 2003). https://doi.org/10.1643/IA02-221.1
Accepted: 15 April 2003; Published: 1 December 2003
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