Zoological Studies

Vol. 45 No. 4, 2006

Review of the Astronesthid Fishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae: Astronesthinae) from Taiwan with a Description of One New Species

Yun-Chih Liao1,3, Li-Shu Chen2, and Kwang-Tsao Shao1,*

1Research Center for Biodiversity, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan 115
2Provisional Office, National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Keelung, Taiwan 202
3Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 106

Yun-Chih Liao, Li-Shu Chen, and Kwang-Tsao Shao (2006) A review of the mesopelagic and bathypelagic astronesthid fishes from off Taiwan documented 11 species in 5 genera. Among them, 7 species and 4 genera are newly recorded. These include Astronesthes indica, A. indopacifica, A. splendida, Borostomias elucens, Eupogonesthes xenicus, Heterophotus ophistoma, and Rhadinesthes decimus. In addition, 1 new species, A. formosana sp. nov. is described. Descriptions, diagnostic keys, line-drawings, and color photographs are provided.

Key words: Stomiiformes, Stomiidae, Astronesthinae, Taiwan.

*Correspondence: E-mail:zoskt@gate.sinica.edu.tw