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A new species of damselfish (Chromis: Pomacentridae) from the Raja Ampat Islands, Papua Barat Province, Indonesia

Gerald R. Allen and Mark V. Erdmann

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 203-208, Volume 14, Issue 4 – 15 October 2008

Abstract

A new species of pomacentrid fish, Chromis athena, is described from five specimens, 49.8-54.3 mm SL collected in 62 m depth at the Raja Ampat Islands of western New Guinea (Papua Barat Province, Indonesia). Diagnostic features include XIII,10 or11 dorsal rays; II,10 or 11 anal rays; 17-18 pectoral rays; 3 spiniform caudal rays; 13-14 tubed lateral-line scales; body depth 2.0-2.1 in SL, and a distinctive colouration consisting of a mainly blue-grey body with a bright yellow zone encompassing the nape and upper back above the lateral-line scales.

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