Ecsenius niue, new species of blenniid fish, and new distribution records for other species in the Opsifrontalis species group

Latest version published by Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node on Aug 8, 2018 Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node

Ecsenius niue is described from Niue Islands, SW Pacific. It is a member of the Opsidrontalis species group and is most similar to the Fijian endemic E. fijiensis, from which it differs in having six, as opposed to seven, vertical pairs of dark spots on the body posterior to a vertical from the base of the first segmented dorsal-fin ray, and in having the posteriormost pair of dark spots posteriorly elongate and attenuating onto the base of the caudal fin, as opposed to the spots being roughly cicular and discrete. It differs from the superficially similar E. tigris (islands of the Queensland Plateau) in lacking the three of four dark spots on the body ventral to those on the dorsal body contour below the spinous dorsal fin. New distribution records are given for E. axelrodi, E. bathi, and E. opsifrontalis.

Data Records

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  • Occurrence (core)
    10
  • MeasurementOrFact 
    5

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How to cite

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Springer, V.G. (2002) Ecsenius niue, new species of blenniid fish, and new distribution records for other species in the Opsifrontalis species group. Southwestern OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 10 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=niue_blennids released on May 31, 2015.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: e62d2839-507f-4582-bf65-db8f5a814620.  Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biogeographic Information System.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Victor Springer
Principal Investigator
National Museum of Natural History Washington DC US

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Victor Springer
Principal Investigator
National Museum of Natural History Washington DC US

Who filled in the metadata:

Kevin Mackay
Marine Database Manager
NIWA Private Bag 14-901 6022 Wellington NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Geographic Coverage

SW Pacific Ocean

Bounding Coordinates South West [-20.019, -167.773], North East [4.233, 118.633]

Taxonomic Coverage

Opsifrontalis species group

Genus  Ecsenius

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Springer, V.G. (2002) Ecsenius niue, new species of blenniid fish, and new distribution records for other species in the Opsifrontalis species group. Zooxtaxa 72: 1-6

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers e62d2839-507f-4582-bf65-db8f5a814620
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=niue_blenniids