Physiculus sudanensis Paulin, 1989, a junior synonym of P. dalwigki Kaup, 1858 (Teleostei, Gadiformes, Moridae), with a redescription of P. dalwigki

Biscoito M., González J.A.

Date de parution: juin 2018
Volume: 42
Number: 2
Pagination: 189-194
Editeur: Société Française d'Ichtyologie
doi: 10.26028/cybium/2018-422-006

Validity of Physiculus sudanensis was questioned based on the similarities with Physiculus dalwigki and the erroneously assigned type location of ‘Côtes du Soudan’ in the Indian Ocean. After a careful comparison with the holotype of P. dalwigki, P. sudanensis is herein considered as a junior synonym of P. dalwigki. A redescription of P. dalwigki is also presented. The genus Physiculus now contains 41 species worldwide, 10 of which occur in the Indian Ocean.

Mots-clés: Atlantic Ocean - Indian Ocean - Moridae - Physiculus dalwigki - Physiculus sudanensis - Species validity
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