New data on the family Moridae (Gadiformes) from the Canary Islands (northeastern Atlantic Ocean), with first record of Laemonema robustum

González J.A., Santana J.I., García-Mederos A.M., Tuset V.M., Lozano I.J., Jiménez S., Biscoito M.

Date de parution: juin 2008
Volume: 32
Number: 2
Pagination: 173-180
Editeur: Société Française d'Ichtyologie

An account of the species of the family Moridae from the Canary Islands is given. Laemonema robustum Johnson, 1862 is recorded for the first time from the Canaries, which brings to eight the number of morids recorded for the area. The presence of Antimora rostrata (Günther, 1878) and Gadella svetovidovi Trunov, 1992 is confirmed for the Canaries. Available, data on distribution, habitat, morphometry and reproduction are presented. The species composition and vertical distribution pattern are similar to those found in Madeira and the Azores. The higher species richness observed from Canaries than those of the adjacent Moroccan slope and the Cape Verdes may probably reflect the lack of knowledge on the deep-sea fish fauna of both African areas.

Mots-clés: Canary Islands - distribution - Eastern Atlantic - Laemonema robustum - Moridae - New record
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