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Copus et al. 2015


scientific article | Biodivers Data J | open access

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

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



Abstract

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.

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Keywords
Meta-data (pending validation)
Depth range
90- 100 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
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Fields
Biodiversity
Taxonomy

Focusgroups
Fishes

Locations
Micronesia - Caroline Islands (Pohnpei)

Platforms
Diving - Technical Rebreather


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Joshua Copus ( 5 pubs)
Richard Pyle ( 20 pubs)