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First Record of a Gaper Champsodon longipinnis (Perciformes: Champsodontidae) from Korea
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  • Journal title : Fisheries and aquatic sciences
  • Volume 18, Issue 3,  2015, pp.297-300
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
  • DOI : 10.5657/FAS.2015.0297
 Title & Authors
First Record of a Gaper Champsodon longipinnis (Perciformes: Champsodontidae) from Korea
Han, Song-hun; Kim, Maeng Jin; Song, Choon Bok;
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This is the first report of Champsodon longipinnis (Champsodontidae) collected from Korea. The specimen (100.9 mm in standard length) was caught by a bottom trawl in the coastal waters off Busan, Korea. This species is characterized by the following morphological traits: body with small denticulate scales except abdomen around pelvic fin base; posterior end of maxilla extending beyond margin of eye; dark pigmentation on most of the first dorsal fin, upper half of the first to the fourth soft ray of the second dorsal fin, and partial upper lobe of caudal fin. We add C. longipinnis to the Korean fish fauna and suggest a new Korean name, "Jeom-ak-eo-chi," for the species.
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