Acanthoplesiops naka. A new species of the fish genus Acanthoplesiops Regan (Teleostei: Plesiopidae: Acanthoclininae) from Tonga

Latest version published by Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node on Feb 6, 2020 Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node

Acanthoplesiops naka sp. n. is described from the 9.9 mm SL holotype collected at Ofolanga Island of the Ha'apai Group of Tonga. Its dorsal-fin spine count of XVIII is unique in the genus. The following combination of characters also distinguishes it from congeners: first two dorsal-fin pterygiophores in the 3rd interneural space (anterior dorsal-fin formula ?/?/I+I/I/I/I/I//I/I/I); 3 dentary pores; 2 intertemporal pores; head and body generally brownish with darker pigment spots (from shrunken melanophores), excepting a paler stripe from the anterior half of the symphyseal flap on the lower lip to the origin of the dorsal fin (continuing on to the first dorsal spine), a pale spot on the pectoral-fin base, and a pale caudal peduncle continuous with pale bases of last 3 segmented dorsal- and anal-fin rays; regular ctenoid scales; no membranous attachment of last dorsal- or anal-fin rays to caudal fin. The new species might be the sister taxon to A. psilogaster as they share the putative derived character of two dorsal-fin pterygiophores in the 3rd interneural space.

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Mooi, R.D. and Gill, A.C. (2004) Data from: Description of a new species of the fish genus Acanthoplesiops Regan (Teleostei: Plesiopidae: Acanthoclininae) from Tonga. Zootaxa 432: 1-29

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Randall Moori
Vertebrate Zoology Section
Milwaukee Public Museum 800 West Wells Street 53233 Milwaukee Wisconsin US
Anthony Gill
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University 85287-4501 Tempe Arizona US

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Randall Moori
Vertebrate Zoology Section
Milwaukee Public Museum 800 West Wells Street 53233 Milwaukee Wisconsin US

Who filled in the metadata:

Randall Moori
Vertebrate Zoology Section
Milwaukee Public Museum 800 West Wells Street 53233 Milwaukee Wisconsin US

Who else was associated with the resource:

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Kevin Mackay

Geographic Coverage

Indo-pacific oceans

Bounding Coordinates South West [-30, -174.4], North East [22, 31]

Taxonomic Coverage

Teleostei: Plesiopidae: Acanthoclininae

Genus  Acanthoplesiops

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=acanthoplesiops_naka_from_tonga