First Japanese Specimen-based Records of <i>Cypho zaps </i>(Perciformes: Pseudochromidae) from Yonaguni-jima Island, the Yaeyama Islands

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<p>Three specimens (31.6–38.2 mm standard length) of <i>Cypho zaps </i>Gill, 2004 (Pseudochromidae), previously known from voucher specimens only from Indonesia, the Philippines, and southern Taiwan, were collected off Yonaguni-jima island, Yaeyama Islands, southern Ryukyu Islands. They were clearly distinguished from the only known other congener, <i>C. purpurascens</i> (De Vis, 1884), by the staggered arrangement of the dark vertical lines in the center of each body scale, which do not form continuous bars as they do in the latter species. These specimens represent the first records of <i>C. zaps </i>from Japan supported by voucher specimens, and the northernmost distributional records of the species.</p>

Journal

  • Species Diversity

    Species Diversity 21(2), 171-175, 2016

    The Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130006832091
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1342-1670
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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