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The deep-sea fish Kali macrodon: a new record for the tropical eastern Atlantic off Cape Verde

  • Rui Pedro Vieira (a1), Ralf Thiel (a2), Bernd Christiansen (a3), Rui Coelho (a4), Anneke Denda (a3) and Jorge Manuel Dos Santos Gonçalves (a4)...

A new deep-sea fish is reported for the tropical eastern Atlantic. The rare chiasmodontid Kali macrodon was caught for the first time in Cape Verdean waters during an oceanographic survey in September 2009. This record provides the fifth occurrence for the species in the north-eastern Atlantic and represents the third specimen ever caught in tropical waters.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: R.P. Vieira, CESAM & Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal emails:
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Present address: CESAM & Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

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Marine Biodiversity Records
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