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Baldwin and Smith 1998


scientific article | Ichthyol Res

Belonoperca pylei, a new species of seabass (Teleostei: Serranidae: Epinephelinae: Diploprionini) from the Cook Islands with comments on relationships among diploprionins

Baldwin CC, Smith WL


Abstract

Belonoperca pylei is described from five specimens collected at depths of 68–122m from Rarotonga, Cook Islands. It differs from all other known diploprionin serranids in having IX, 10 dorsal-fin rays, III, 7 anal-fin rays, and a color pattern composed primarily of yellow and organge pigments. Cladistic analysis of epinepheline morphology supports monophyly of the diploprionin generaBelonoperca andDiploprion and suggests thatBelonoperca is the sister group ofDiploprion plus the monotypicAulacocephalus.

Keywords
Meta-data
Depth range
68- 122 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
2 x (total of 7859 words)

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

Fields
Taxonomy

Focusgroups
Fishes

Locations
Cook Islands

Platforms
Rebreather

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