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30 December 2013 In-Situ Observations of the Deep-sea Goosefish Sladenia shaefersi Caruso and Bullis (Lophiiformes: Lophiidae), with Evidence of Extreme Sexual Dimorphism
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The deep-sea goosefish Sladenia shaefersi Caruso and Bullis, now known from only six specimens in collections around the world, appears to be more common than once thought, as indicated by recent in-situ observations off the southeastern United States and in the northern Gulf of Mexico. These sightings have provided new information on geographic distribution, behavior, and habitat, plus evidence for an extreme size difference between putative males and females.

2013 by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Theodore W. Pietsch, Steve W. Ross, John H. Caruso, Miles G. Saunders, and Charles R. Fisher "In-Situ Observations of the Deep-sea Goosefish Sladenia shaefersi Caruso and Bullis (Lophiiformes: Lophiidae), with Evidence of Extreme Sexual Dimorphism," Copeia 2013(4), 660-665, (30 December 2013). https://doi.org/10.1643/CI-13-023
Received: 10 March 2013; Accepted: 1 June 2013; Published: 30 December 2013
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