Ichthyological Research

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 39–41 | Cite as

Saccopharynx berteli, a new gulper eel from the Pacific Ocean (Teleostei, Saccopharyngidae)

  • Kenneth A. Tighe
  • Jørgen G. Nielsen


A new species,Saccopharynx berteli, is described from one specimen collected in the Central Pacific Ocean. It differs from the other nine species in the genus in morphometric characters, principally including the extreme elongation of the caudal region (88.5% of TL) compared with 71–82% in the other species.

Key words

Saccopharynx gulper eel Pacific Ocean 


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Literature Cited

  1. Nielsen, J. G. and E. Bertelsen. 1985. The gulper-cel family Saccopharyngidae (Pisces, Anguilliformes). Steenstrupia, 11(6): 157–206.Google Scholar

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© The Ichthyelogical Society of Japan 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth A. Tighe
    • 1
  • Jørgen G. Nielsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Vertebrate ZoologyNational Museum of Natural HistoryWashington, D.C.USA
  2. 2.Zoological MuseumUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen ØDenmark

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