Ninety-one new records of fishes from the Marshall Islands

John E. Randall, Robert F. Myers, Michael N. Trevor, Scott R. and Jeanette L. Johnson, Satoshi Yoshii and Brian D. Greene

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 115-132, Volume 9, Issue 3 – March 2005


The following species of fishes are reported as first records for the Marshall Islands (represented either by specimens or clearly identifiable photographs or video images): Rhincodon typus, Stegostoma fasciatum, Himantura fai, Pastinachus sephen, Ophichthus bonaparti, Gymnothorax breedeni, Myripristis chryseres, Choeroichthys brachysoma, Pontinus rhodochrous, Aethaloperca rogaa, Aulacocephalis temminckii, Cephalopholis aurantia, C. igarashiensis, C. polleni, Epinephelus chlorostigma, E. miliaris, E. retouti, Plectranthias kamii, Plectropomus leopardus, Saloptia powelli, Variola albimarginata, Neocirrhites armatus, Picti-chromis porphyreus, Siphamia versicolor, Remora osteochir, Carangoides coeruleopinnatus, C. gymno-stethus, Caranx papuensis, Decapterus tabl, Megalaspis cordyla, Seriola rivoliana, Uraspis helvola, Aphareus rutilans, Lutjanus ehrenbergii, L. rufolineatus, Macolor macularis, Paracaesio sordida, P. xanthura, Pristipomoides auricilla, P. fllamentosus, P. zonatus, Randall-ichthys fllamentosus, Caesio lunaris, Pterocaesio trilineata, Lethrinus rubrioperculatus, Wattsia mossambica, Nemipterus zysron, Parupeneus indicus, Upeneus vittatus, Chaetodon burgessi, Hemitaurichthys thompsoni, Heniochus singularis, Apolemichthys griffisi, A. xanthopunctatus, Pomacentrus nagasakiensis, Bodianus bimaculatus, B. mesothorax, Cirrhilabrus earlei, Hologymnosus doliatus, Bolbometopon muricatum, Chlorurus japanensis, Scarus fuscocaudalis, Amblyeleotris arcupinna, A. gymnocephala, A. periophthalma, A. randalli, A. yanoi, Bryaninops natans, B. yongei, Coryphopterus pallidus, Cryptocentrus caeruleomaculatus, C. cyanotaenia, Discordipinna griessingeri, Eviota cometa, E. punctulata, E. sigillata, Mahidolia mystacina, Paragobiodon lacunicolus, Psilogobius mainlandi, Stonogobiops yasha, Trimma tevegae, Gunnellichthys viridescens, Nemateleotris decora, Siganus spinus, Acanthurus auranticavus, Naso brachycentron, N. thynnoides, Rastrelliger kanagurta, Aluterus monoceros, Lactoria cornuta, and Ostracion solorensis. Eight sight records are also listed, the occurrence of which should be confirmed with specimens or photographs.

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