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A new species of Paracaesio (Pisces : Lutjanidae) from the Fiji Islands

Raj, U. and Seeto, Johnson (1983) A new species of Paracaesio (Pisces : Lutjanidae) from the Fiji Islands. Copeia, 2 . pp. 450-453. ISSN 0045-8511

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A new species of deep water lutjanid, Paracaesio stonei, is described from 2 specimens caught in Fiji waters at a depth of 220 m. The new species is distinctly different from Paracaesio kusakarii and Paracaesio gonzalesi which also occur in Fiji waters. It differs from Paracaesio kusakarii in possessing a naked maxillary, in lacking the characteristic hump on the head and in having larger eyes and more prominent dentition. It is easily distinguishable from Paracaesio gonzalesi by the notable absence of the yellow slash running to the 10th dorsal spine from the beginning of the lateral line, caudal fin coloration, and the much deeper body. The gill raker count in P. stonei is 28, compared to 31 in P. gonzalesi, based on two specimens of the former and three individuals of the latter species examined from Fiji waters

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Applied Science
Depositing User: Generic Account
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2013 20:16
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2013 20:16

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