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Earle and Pyle 1997


scientific article | Copeia

Hoplolatilus pohle, a new species of sand tilefish (Perciformes: Malacanthidae) from the deep reefs of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Papua New Guinea

Earle JL, Pyle RL

Abstract

Hoplolatilus pohle is described. This species was observed in pairs in close proximity to rubble mounds at depths of 75-90 m. It is morphologically most similar to H. fronticinctus but shares certain features with H. geo and H. chlupatyi It differs from these and other Hoplolatilus in having the combined characters of X,13 dorsalfin rays, II,12 anal-fin rays, 81-84 pored lateral-line scales, a fleshy palp at the edge of the gill opening beneath the operculum, a body depth of 3.7-4.0 in SL, and black dorsally on the caudal peduncle and upper caudal-fin lobe, the lower lobe dusky, both lobes with a broad white margin.

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Meta-data
Depth range
70- 82 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
4 x (total of 4324 words)

Classification
* Presents original data
* Reports new species
* Focused on `mesophotic` depth range
* Focused on `mesophotic coral ecosystem`

Fields
Taxonomy

Focusgroups
Fishes

Locations
Papua New Guinea

Platforms
Rebreather

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