Pseudochromis matahari, a new species of dottyback (Perciformes: Pseudochromidae) from Halmahera, Indonesia

Anthony C. Gill, Mark V. Erdmann and Gerald R. Allen

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 45-48, Volume 15, Issue 1 – 15 January 2009


Pseudochromis matahari n. sp. is described from the 44.7 mm SL holotype from Halmahera, Indonesia. It is distinguished from other pseudochromines in having the following combination of characters: Dorsal-fin rays III,26; anal-fin rays III,16; anal-fin spines moderately slender and weakly pungent, the second spine only slightly stouter than the third; lower lip weakly interrupted at symphysis; and circumpeduncular scales 16. It also has a distinctive live coloration.

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