A new record of deep-sea cusk eel from Andaman Sea

Neobythites multistriatus

Phylum: Chordata Haeckel, 1874

Class: Actinopterygii Klein, 1885

Order: Ophidiiformes Berg, 1937

Family: Ophidiidae Rafinesque, 1810

Genus: Neobythites Goode & Bean, 1885

Neobythites multistriatus Nielsen & Quéro, 1991

Collection: Andaman Sea, latitude 13°10″903″N, longitude 93°08″162″E, 320–410 m; November 2011

Voucher No: IO/SS/FIS/00436

Distribution: Southwestern, northwestern and northeastern Indian Ocean at depth of 200-500 m.

Distribution map:

Map showing locations of previous records (circle) and present record from Indian waters (square) of Neobythites multistriatus

Identified by: Thomy Reethas

Publication: Thomy Reethas, Chippy Khader, Abhay Deshmukh, Kishore Kumar B., Sherine Sonia Cubelio, Sanjeevan V. N., Hashim M., Sudhakar M. (2016) A new record of Neobythites multistriatus Nielsen &Quéro, 1991 (Ophidiiformes: Ophidiidae) from the Andaman Sea, North Indian Ocean. Marine Biodiversity DOI 10.1007/s12526-016-0564-4.

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