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- A new species of mullet (Teleostei : Mugilidae) from Venezuela, with a discussion on the taxonomy of Mugil gaimardianus
- Univ Oriente
- Amer Museum Nat Hist
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- The original description of Mugil gaimardianus has created various taxonomic problems in the past since the description is ambiguous and the type specimen is apparently lost. The name M. gaimardianus could not be reliably applied to any known species and was suppressed by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) (Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 51: 286-287, 1994). Nevertheless, karyological evidence has shown that there is a species of mullet in Venezuelan coastal waters that does not conform to the description of any other mullet from the Western Central Atlantic and has the feature of a red eye that was often used by earlier authors to define nominal M. gaimardianus. The purpose of this study was to make a morphological description of these unusual specimens, provide a morphological diagnosis from other species of Mugil present in the Caribbean and Western Central Atlantic and establish a valid name for the species. (c) 2007 the Authors Journal complication (c) 2007 the Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
- Journal of Fish Biology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, v. 71, p. 76-97, 2007.
- Blackwell Publishing
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