Thermichthys (Bythitidae), replacement name for preoccupied Gerhardia Nielsen & Cohen, 2002 and a second specimen of Thermichthys hollisi from the Southeast Pacific

Nielsen J.G., Cohen D.M.

Date de parution: décembre 2005
Volume: 29
Number: 4
Pagination: 395-398
Editeur: Société Française d’Ichtyologie

A replacement name, Thermichthys, is suggested for the preoccupied, monotypic fish genus, Gerhardia Nielsen & Cohen, 2002. A second specimen of Thermichthys hollisi (Cohen, Rosenblatt & Moser, 1990) caught at the hydrothermal vent site Hobbs is here described and compared to the holotype from the Galapagos Rift Zone about 4000 km northeast of Hobbs. The new specimen is a male but otherwise there is hardly any difference between the two specimens.

Mots-clés: Bythitidae - Hydrothermal vent Hobbs - PSE - Second record - South East Pacific Rise - Thermichthys hollisi - Thermichthys nom. nov.
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