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The species of gizzard shads (Dorosomatinae) with particular reference to the Indo-Pacific region. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 150, article 2

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dc.contributor.author Nelson, Gareth J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rothman, M. Norma. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T14:23:31Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T14:23:31Z
dc.date.issued 1973 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/595
dc.description p. 133-206 : ill., maps ; 27 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-203). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The Indo-Pacific fishes commonly called gizzard shads include two tribes (the Anodontostomatini and Clupanodontini) and at least 12 species (Anodontostoma chacunda, Gonialosa manmina, G. modesta, Nematalosa arabica, N. come, N. erebi, N. galatheae, new species, N. japonica, N. nasus, N. vlaminghi, new combination, Clupanodon punctatus and C. thrissa). These species are generally better defined and more easily recognized by nonmeristic characters than by counts of scales, fin rays, vertebrae, ventral scutes, and predorsal bones. The North American gizzard shads include one tribe (Dorosomatini) and, as currently recognized, five species (Dorosoma anale, D. cepedianum, D. chavesi, D. smithi, and D. (Signalosa) petenense), defined primarily on the basis of meristic characters. This paper reviews the taxonomy of the Indo-Pacific species and provides a key for their identification, an account of their variation and distribution, and an analysis of their scientific literature. For North American species, references to recent literature are included. The gut of the gizzard shads differs from that of other clupeoids in having a third primary flexure. The tribes recognized are based partly on the variations of the third flexure"--P. 135. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York : [American Museum of Natural History] en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; v. 150, article 2 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QH1 .A4 vol.150, art.2, 1973 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gizzard shad en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dorosomatinae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Shad -- Indo-Pacific Region en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Indo-Pacific Region en_US
dc.title The species of gizzard shads (Dorosomatinae) with particular reference to the Indo-Pacific region. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 150, article 2 en_US
dc.title.alternative Gizzard shads en_US
dc.type text en_US


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    The Bulletin, published continuously since 1881, consists of longer monographic volumes in the field of natural sciences relating to zoology, paleontology, and geology. Current numbers are published at irregular intervals. The Bulletin was originally a place to publish short papers, while longer works appeared in the Memoirs. However, in the 1920s, the Memoirs ceased and the Bulletin series began publishing longer papers. A new series, the Novitates , published short papers describing new forms.

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