Five new species of the damselfish genus Chromis (Perciformes: Labroidei: Pomacentridae) from deep coral reefs in the tropical western Pacific

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Five new species of the damselfish genus Chromis (Perciformes3: Labroidei: Pomacentridae) are described from specimens collected from deep (>60 m) coral-reef habitat in the western Pacific by divers using mixed-gas closed-circuit rebreather gear. Two of the five new species (C. abyssus and C. circumaurea) are each described from specimens taken at a single locality within the Caroline Islands (Palau and Yap, respectively); one (C. degruyi) is described from specimens collected or observed throughout the Caroline Islands, and two (C. brevirostris and C. earina) are described from specimens collected from several localities throughout the Caroline Islands, Fiji, and Vanuatu. All five species can easily be distinguished from other known Chromis, and from each other, on the basis of colour and morphology. These new species represent the first five scientific names prospectively registered in the official ICZN ZooBank registry.

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Pyle, Richard L., John L. Earle & Brian D. Greene. 2008. Data from: Five new species of the damselfish genus Chromis (Perciformes: Labroidei: Pomacentridae) from deep coral reefs in the tropical western Pacific. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 38 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=westpac_chromis released on June 25, 2015.

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Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Richard Pyle
Author
Department of Natural Sciences, Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice Street 96817-2704 Honolulu Hawaii US

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Richard Pyle
Author
Department of Natural Sciences, Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice Street 96817-2704 Honolulu Hawaii US

Who filled in the metadata:

Kevin Mackay
Marine Database Manager
NIWA Private Gab 14-901 6241 Kilbirnie Wellington NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
John Earle
Author
Department of Natural Sciences, Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice Street 96817-2704 Honolulu Hawaii US
Author
Brian Greene
Author
Department of Natural Sciences, Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice Street 96817-2704 Honolulu Hawaii US

Geographic Coverage

Tropical western Pacific Ocean

Bounding Coordinates South West [-18.16, 134.222], North East [9.434, 178.4]

Taxonomic Coverage

Five new species of the damselfish genus Chromis (Perciformes: Labroidei: Pomacentridae)

Species  Chromis earina,  Chromis brevirostris,  Chromis abyssus,  Chromis degruyi,  Chromis circumaurea

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1997-05-06 / 2007-04-27

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Pyle, Richard L., John L. Earle & Brian D. Greene. 2008. Five new species of the damselfish genus Chromis (Perciformes: Labroidei: Pomacentridae) from deep coral reefs in the tropical western Pacific. Zootaxa, 1671:3-31

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers d4f8fd34-c724-4af0-a140-095c97a81516
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=westpac_chromis