Revision of the Genus Melamphaes (Melamphaidae). 3:
Oligo-raker Species: M. proximus sp.n.,
M. contradictorius sp.n., and M. succedanaus sp. n.
A. N. Kotlyar
Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, pr. Nakhimovskii 36, Moscow, 117997 Russia
Received April 28, 2014
AbstractIn the third part, the revision of oligorakered species (19 and less gill rakers on the first gill arch) of
the genus Melamphaes species of the complex M. longivelis from the Indian and Pacific oceans are considered.
The new species M. proximus is described from the Indian Ocean and western part of the Pacific Ocean. Still
another new species M. contradictorius is described from the southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean (boundary
area of Fiji and Tasman seas). The third new species, M. succedaneus is described from the eastern part of the
Pacific Ocean where it inhabits waters adjoining North and South America.
Keywords: Melamphaidae, revision, systematics, oligorakered species, M. proximus, M. contradictorius, M. suc-
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