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New records of rex sole Glyptocephalus zachirus Lockington, 1879 (Teleostei: Pleuronectidae) from the north-western Pacific

Alexei M. Orlov, Alexei M. Tokranov and Igor A. Biryukov

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 89-98, Volume 5, Issue 3 – June 2002

Abstract

The rex sole Glyptocephalus zachirus Lockinghton, 1879 is reported from eighteen new north-western Pacific records from off he northern Kuril Islands and south-eastern Kamchatka, Russia. This species ad been previously recorded in this area only once (Tokranova and Vinnikov, 2000), from near the tip of the Kamchatka peninsula. We report additional records here from the northern Kuril Islands and south-eastern Kamchatka. One of them represents a significant range extension of about 360 km for the species. Notes on the habitat and species associations of rex sole are presented, with a photograph of one specimens. 

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