Papers/Abstracts

Novaculoides, a new genus for the Indo-Pacific labrid fish Novaculichthys macrolepidotus

John E. Randall and John L. Earle

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 37-43, Volume 8, Issue 1 – February 2004

Abstract

The new genus Novaculoides is proposed for one species of labrid fish previously classified as Novaculichthys macrolepidotus (Bloch). The genus is distinct from Novaculichthys in possessing the following characters: anterior pair of canine teeth in jaws curving laterally; two or three oblique rows of small embedded scales on cheek; head short, its length 3.4-3.65 in SL; body moderately elongate, the depth 2.8-3.0 in standard length; longest dorsal and anal soft rays about equal in length; pelvic fins of males often longer than head, 3.1-4.2 in standard length. Novaculichthys is now monotypic for the species taeniourus (Lacépède).

Full Text | PDF (160 KB)

REFERENCES

Bloch, M. E. 1791. Naturgeschichte der Ausländischen Fische. J. Morino & Comp., Berlin. Vol. 5, 152 pp.

Gill, T. N. 1862. Catalogue of the fishes of Lower California in the Smithsonian Institution collected by Mr. J. Xantus. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 14 (3): 140-151.

Masuda, H., Amaoka, K., Araga, C., Uyeno, T. & T. Yoshino (eds.). 1984. The Fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Tokai University Press, Tokyo. Vol. 1 (text: xxii + 437 pp.) and vol. 2 (plates).

Masuda, H. & Y. Kobayashi. 1994. Grand Atlas of Fish Life Modes (Color Variation in Japanese Fish). Tokai University Press, Tokyo. 465 pp. (in Japanese).

Norman, J. R. 1957. A Draft Synopsis of the Orders, Families and Genera of Recent Fishes and Fish-like Vertebrates. British Museum (Natural History), London (unpublished photo offset copy, private circulation). 649 pp.

Okamura, O. & K. Amaoka. 1997. Sea Fishes of Japan. Yama-kei Publisher, Tokyo. 783 pp. (in Japanese).

Paepke, H.-J. 1999. Bloch’s fish collection in the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. A. R. G. Gantner Verlag KG, Ruggell / Liechtenstein. 216 pp.

Randall, J. E. 1965. A review of the razorfish genus Hemipteronotus (Labridae) of the Atlantic Ocean. Copeia, 1965 (4): 487-501.

Randall, J. E. & M. L. Bauchot. 1993. Case 2842 – Naucrates Rafinesque, 1810 an Xyrichtys Cuvier, 1814 (Osteichthyes, Perciformes): proposed conservation. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 50 (4): 277-281.

Randall, J. E. & B. A. Carlson. 1997. Ammolabrus dicrus, a new genus and species of labrid fish from the Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science, 51 (1): 29-35.

Randall, J. E. & J. L. Earle. 2002. Review of the Hawaiian razorfishes of the genus Iniistius (Perciformes: Labridae). Pacific Science, 56 (4): 389-402.

Schultz, L. P. & collaborators. 1960. Fishes of the Marshall and Marianas Islands. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 202, vol. 2: ix + 418 pp.

Smith, M. M. & P. C. Heemstra (eds.). 1986. Smiths’ Sea Fishes. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg, xx + 1047 pp.

Victor, B. C., Wellington, G. M. & C. Caldow. 2001. A review of the razorfishes (Perciformes: Labridae) of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Revista de Biologia Tropica 49, suppl. 1: 101-110.

Previous post

Vampire catfishes seek the aorta not the jugular: candirus of the genus Vandellia (Trichomycteridae) feed on major gill arteries of host fishes

Next post

Volume 8, Issue 2, March 2004

The Author

Rossella

Rossella

No Comment

Leave a reply