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Fishes of Bermuda

William F. Smith-Vaniz and Bruce B. Collette

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 165-186, Volume 19, Issue 4 – 25 October 2013

Abstract
Here we add a recently described species of Hyporhamphus (Hemiramphidae), recognize Chromis bermudae (Pomacentridae) as valid, and remove Parasphyraenops atrimanus (Serranidae) from the list of Bermuda endemics, changing the total number of Bermuda endemic fishes to seven species, eight if Clepticus sp. (Labridae) proves to be new, excluding from consideration several land-locked species of Fundulus. First Bermuda records are documented for 24 species but five others, Carcharodon carcharias, Hyporhamphus unifasciatus, Rypticus subbifrenatus Clepticus parrae and Eleotris pisonis, based on misidentifications, are removed. Biological or distributional notes are included for 22 species and nomenclatural changes apply to another 12 species. Reproductions of recently discovered historical watercolors or pencil sketches by Colonel H. W. Drummond-Hay are provided for 14 species of Bermuda fishes.

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