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Pyle et al. 2016


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Tosanoides obama, a new basslet (Perciformes, Percoidei, Serranidae) from deep coral reefs in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Pyle RL, Greene BD, Kosaki RK

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Abstract

The new species Tosanoides obama is described from two specimens collected at a depth of 90–92 m off Kure Atoll and Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It differs from the other two species of this genus in life color and in certain morphological characters, such as number of pored lateral-line scales, pectoral-fin rays, snout length, anterior three dorsal-fin spine lengths, dorsal-fin profile, and other characters. There are also substantial genetic differences from the other two species of Tosanoides (d ≈ 0.10 in mtDNA cytochrome oxidase I). The species is presently known only from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

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Depth range
90- 92 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
7 x (total of 4252 words)

Fields
Biodiversity

Research focus
Fishes

Locations
USA - Hawaii

Research platforms
Diving - Technical Rebreather

Reports new species
Author profiles
Richard Pyle ( 17 pubs)