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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

Abstract

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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