A New Species of Cocotropus (Actinopterygii : Teleostei : Aploactinidae) from South Africa, Western Indian Ocean

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A new aploactinid fish, Cocotropus roseomaculatus sp. nov., is described from a single specimen collected in coastal waters of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, western Indian Ocean. The new species differs from its congeners in having the following combination of characters: 12 dorsal fin spines, 13 pectoral fin rays, 26 vertebrae in total, four dorsal spines anterior to the third neural spine, no papillae on the posterior portion of the maxilla, the first pair of sensory pores of the lower jaw contralaterally fused, the isthmus tip almost reaching to the fifth sensory pore of the lower jaw, no vomerine teeth, the upper jaw longer than the lachrymal, five preopercular spines, lower jaw papillae weakly developed, and pinkish spots on body and fins.

A new aploactinid fish, Cocotropus roseomaculatus sp. nov., is described from a single specimen collected in coastal waters of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, western Indian Ocean. The new species differs from its congeners in having the following combination of characters: 12 dorsal fin spines, 13 pectoral fin rays, 26 vertebrae in total, four dorsal spines anterior to the third neural spine, no papillae on the posterior portion of the maxilla, the first pair of sensory pores of the lower jaw contralaterally fused, the isthmus tip almost reaching to the fifth sensory pore of the lower jaw, no vomerine teeth, the upper jaw longer than the lachrymal, five preopercular spines, lower jaw pappillae weakly developed, and pinkish spots on body and fins.

Journal

  • Species Diversity

    Species Diversity 9(3), 201-205, 2004-08-31

    the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006794432
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11114903
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    13421670
  • NDL Article ID
    7100835
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-W570
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  NII-ELS  IR 
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