Copus et al. 2015

scientific article | Biodivers Data J

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.

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Depth range
90- 100 m

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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)
Research sites (dec deg)
Micronesia - Caroline Islands
Caroline Islands
Lat: 6.79 Long: 158.034