Platygillellus brasiliensis n. sp. (Perciformes: Dactyloscopidae), the third species of the genus from the Atlantic

Bertran M. Feitoza

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 21-28, Volume 6, Issue 1 – October 2002


Platygillellus brasiliensis, the third species of the genus from the Atlantic, is described from the Brazilian coast. It differs from its Atlantic congeners in having a 3-spined fan-like dorsal finlet whose height is greater than 50% (58-84%) of predorsal length. This species is known from shallow reefs off north-eastern Brazil, in depths between 1 and 6 m. A key to the Atlantic species of Platygillellus is given.

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