Chlorurus perspicillatus x C. sordidus, a hybrid parrotfish from the Hawaiian Islands

John E. Randall

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 39-43, Volume 10, Issue 1 – June 2005


The hybrid of the Hawaiian scarid fishes Chlorurus perspicillatus x C. sordidus is documented from evidence of intermediate colour pattern, cheek scale count, and DNA analysis.

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