Copus et al. 2015

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Luzonichthys seaver, a new species of Anthiinae (Perciformes, Serranidae) from Pohnpei, Micronesia

Copus JM, Ka'apu-Lyons CA, Pyle RL

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Luzonichthys seaver, n. sp., is described from two specimens, 42-46 mm standard length (SL) collected from Pohnpei, Micronesia. Collections were made by divers on mixed-gas closed-circuit rebreathers using hand nets at depths of 90-100 m. Luzonichthys seaver is distinct from all other species of the genus in the characters of lateral line scales, gill rakers, pelvic fin length, caudal concavity and coloration. Of the six species of Luzonichthys, it appears to be morphologically most similar to L. earlei and L. whitleyi.

Research sites

10.3897   bdj.3.e4902
Meta-data (pending validation)
Depth range
90- 100 m

Mesophotic “mentions”

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Research focus

Micronesia - Caroline Islands

Research platforms
Diving - Technical Rebreather

Reports new species
Author profiles
Joshua Copus ( 5 pubs)
Richard Pyle ( 16 pubs)