Urophycis mystacea Ribeiro 1903, Ribeiro, 1903

Melo, Marcelo R. S., Braga, Adriana C., Nunan, Gustavo W. A. & Costa, Paulo A. S., 2010, On new collections of deep-sea Gadiformes (Actinopterygii: Teleostei) from the Brazilian continental slope, between 11 ° and 23 ° S, Zootaxa 2433, pp. 25-46: 31

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Urophycis mystacea Ribeiro 1903
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Urophycis mystacea Ribeiro 1903  

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Material examined. 43 specimens: MNRJ 31056 (1, 246.0 mm), T, E- 530; MNRJ 31058 (16, 75.0–215.0 mm), T, E- 539; MNRJ 31062 (5, 227.0–285.0 mm), T, E- 531; MNRJ 21063 (5, 254.0–273.0 mm), T, E- 531; MNRJ 31064 (1, 184.0 mm), T, E- 531; MNRJ 31065 (1, 240.0 mm), T, E- 545; MNRJ 31066 (2, 289.0–302.0 mm), T, E- 541; MNRJ 31067 (2, 282.0–325.0 mm), T, E- 532; MNRJ 31083 (1, 172.0 mm), T, E- 546; MNRJ 31084 (1, 397.0 mm), T, E- 541; MNRJ 26978 (1, 214.0 mm), T, E- 546; MNRJ 31089 (1, 338.0 mm), T, E- 530; MNRJ 31090 (1, 386.0 mm), T, E- 541; MNRJ 31091 (1, 402.0 mm), T, E- 541; MNRJ 31092 (1, 345.0 mm), T, E- 538; MNRJ 31093 (1, 415.0 mm), T, E- 534.

Distribution. Collected from off Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro, at depths from 182 to 616 m; one specimen collected at 1645–1762 m is understood as an accidental catch during net transition since this is a well known shallow water species (Cohen et al. 1990). Urophycis mystacea   was described from off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is generally regarded as the species from southern Brazil to Argentina. Cousseau (1993) suggest that U. mystacea   is a junior synonym of U. cirrata (Goode & Bean 1896)   , which currently regarded as the species from Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and Venezuela to off the mouth of the Orinoco River (Cohen et al. 1990; Menezes 2003 b).

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