Xanthichthys greenei, a new species of triggerfish (Balistidae) from the Line Islands

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Xanthichthys greenei n. sp. is described from six specimens, 97-154 mm standard length (SL) collected from mesophotic coral ecosystems (90-100 m) at Kiritimati (Christmas Island), Line Islands, part of the Republic of Kiribati in the Central Pacific. Of the six species of Xanthichthys, it is most similar to the Atlantic X. ringens and the Indo-West Pacific X. lineopunctatus, sharing with these species the character of three pigmented cheek grooves. It is distinctive in its low body scale row count (33-35, other Xanthichthys species with 39 or more), small size (maximum SL 154 mm, other species over 225 mm), and color pattern of scattered dark spots sub-dorsally and no other spots or lines on body.

Data Records

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How to cite

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Pyle R, Earle J (2013) Data from: Xanthichthys greenei, a new species of triggerfish (Balistidae) from the Line Islands. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 5 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=triggerfish_line_islands released on June 20, 2015.

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Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Richard Pyle
Mr
Bishop Museum Honolulu Hawaii US

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Richard Pyle
Mr
Bishop Museum Honolulu Hawaii US

Who filled in the metadata:

Richard Pyle
Mr
Bishop Museum Honolulu Hawaii US

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Geographic Coverage

Line Islands, Pacific Island

Bounding Coordinates South West [1.888, -157.555], North East [2.016, -157.486]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species  Xanthichthys greenei

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Pyle R, Earle J (2013) Xanthichthys greenei, a new species of triggerfish (Balistidae) from the Line Islands. Biodiversity Data Journal 1: e994. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e994

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

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