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Volume 26, Issue 1 – 27 Januay 2020

Gerald R. Allen, Mark V. Erdmann and Nur Hidayat: Choeroichthys hadiatyae, a new species of pipefish (Syngnathidae) from the Fakfak Peninsula of West Papua Province, Indonesia, pp. 21-27

 

 

 

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Volume 26, Issue 1 – 27 Januay 2020

Gerald R. Allen, Mark V. Erdmann and Nur Hidayat: Choeroichthys hadiatyae, a new species of pipefish (Syngnathidae) from the Fakfak Peninsula of West Papua Province, Indonesia, pp. 21-27

Abstract
A new species of syngnathid pipefish, Choerichthys hadiatyae is described from the Fakfak Peninsula of West Papua Province, Indonesia on the basis of a single female specimen, 34 mm SL collected from coral reef habitat in 2–15 m depth. It is distinguished from other members of the genus on the basis of a combination of features including 16 dorsal-fin rays, 11 pectoral rays, 15 trunk rings, 25 tail rings, and overall dark coloration with pronounced white bars ventrally on lower jaw and radiating from eye, and white spots and short bands along edge of gill opening. It also has a shorter head (7.0 in SL) and shorter snout (2.9 in head length) compared to congenerics.