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

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Title: A New Species of Cocotropus (Actinopterygii: Teleostei: Aploactinidae) from South Africa, Western Indian Ocean
Authors: Imamura, Hisashi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Shinohara, Gento Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Cocotropus roseomaculatus sp. nov.
Aploactinidae
South Africa
western Indian Ocean
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2004
Publisher: the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology
Journal Title: Species diversity : an international journal for taxonomy, systematics, speciation, biogeography, and life history research of animals
Volume: 9
Issue: 3
Start Page: 201
End Page: 205
Abstract: 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.
Type: article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/45741
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