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Volume 2, Issue 1 – April 1996


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Volume 2, Issue 1 – April 1996

Golani, D. and O. Sonin: The occurance of the tropical west African marine fishes Acanthurus monroviae (Acanthuridae) and Arius parki (Ariidae) in the Levant, pp. 1-3.


Two species, Acanthurus monroviae (Acanthuridae) and Arius parkii (Ariidae) were recorded recently from the Mediterranean coast of Israel. This report constituted their first record from the Mediterraea. Their origin is the west African tropics. A short desription is given for Acanthurus konroviae. Arius parkii is hereby reidentified following a prior erroneours report as Arius thalassinus.

Gery, J.: On a small collection of characiform fishes from the middle Sangha River, Zaire basin, with the description of a new Phenacogrammus (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Alestidae), pp. 4-12.


Description of Phenacogrammus taeniatus n. sp., apparently close to P. smykalai, and belonging to the alestopetersius group, of uncertain taxonomic level. It is characterized by a colour pattern reminiscent of that of the distichodid Nannaethiops unitaeniatus. Some sympatric, already known species are discussed: the association of the young Brycinus macrolepidotus with young B. poptae, Phenacogrammus altus (new for the Sangha), with a key to the closely related species, and Distichodus affinis (new for the Sangha).

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