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Gramma brasiliensis, a new basslet from the western South Atlantic (Perciformes: Grammatidae)

Ivan Sazima, João Luiz Gasparini and Rodrigo L. Mourra

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 39-43, Volume 3, Issue 1 – April 1998

Abstract

The basslet Gramma brasiliensis sp. n. is described from the coast of Brazil. The new species differs from its congeners by the combination of the following characters: upper jaw extending a distance of about one pupil diameter beyond rear margin of eye, first dorsal-fin spine noticeably shorter than the remainder, life color of anterior part of body purple to violet and posterior part yellow to orange, yellow streaks on head absent. Gramma brasiliensis sp. n. represents the southernmost record for this genus.

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