Publications

Pyle and Kosaki 2016


scientific_article | Zookeys

Prognathodes basabei, a new species of butterflyfish (Perciformes, Chaetodontidae) from the Hawaiian Archipelago

Pyle RL, Kosaki RK


Www fec836ca290318f37dc3ecd481f22b98faf488d5ddef687807ca6b76d8e893ed
Gscholar 58dd9f05df3b8d1811d087e8507325500777053d6677b471fd75373a30a4cee1

Abstract

A new species of the butterflyfish genus Prognathodes is described from specimens collected at a depth of 55–61 m off Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. This species has been observed by mixed-gas divers and from submersibles at depths ranging from 45–187 m throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago, with shallower sightings in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and deeper in the Main Hawaiian Islands. It is similar to P. guezei (Maugé and Bauchot 1976) from the western Indian Ocean, and at least one other undescribed species of Prognathodes from Palau, differing from these species in the number of soft dorsal-fin rays, size of head, and body depth. There are also differences in the life color, and a substantial genetic difference from the Palauan species (d » .08 in mtDNA cytochrome oxidase I).

Research sites

10.3897   zookeys.614.10200
Keywords
Adobe pdf disabled addd0070fc849240f18943197db4226a4caf211ae987143710823268485043aa
Log-in to access PDFs


Meta-data
Depth range
45- 187 m

Mesophotic “relevance”
7x mentions

Word count
4654 words

Fields
Biodiversity

Research focus
Fish

Locations
Hawaii

Research platforms
Diving - Technical Rebreather Manned Submersible

Reports new species
Author profiles
Research sites (dec deg)
Hawaii
Pearl and Hermes Atoll
Lat: 27.764 Long: -175.985

Hawaii
Pearl and Hermes Atoll
Lat: 27.764 Long: -175.985