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Arango et al. 2019


scientific article | Zookeys | open access

Three new species of Chromis (Teleostei, Pomacentridae) from mesophotic coral ecosystems of the Philippines

Arango BG, Pinheiro HT, Rocha C, Greene BD, Pyle RL, Copus JM, Shepherd B, Rocha LA



Abstract

Three new species of Chromis (Perciformes, Pomacentridae) from the Philippines, collected between 75–150 m depth, are described by a combination of morphological features and their coloration. Chromis gunting sp. n. was found in Batangas and Oriental Mindoro, and differs from its congeners in body depth (2.1–2.2 in SL), and color of adults, light brown, with a silver area on the anterior end and a bilateral black margin along the exterior side of the tail. It is most similar to C. scotochiloptera, with a 5.3% genetic divergence in COI. Chromis hangganan sp. n. was found around Lubang Island. Body depth (1.9–2.0 in SL) and adult coloration (yellowish with dark black outer margins on dorsal and anal fins) also separate this species from its congeners. It is most similar to C. pembae, with a 2.5% genetic divergence. Chromis bowesi sp. n. was found in Batangas, and also differs from its congeners by the combination of body depth (1.5–1.6 in SL), and color of adults (brownish grey in the dorsal side to whitish on the ventral side, with alternating dark and light stripes in the sides of body). It is most similar to C. earina, with a 3.6% genetic divergence in COI.

Keywords
Meta-data
Depth range
75- 150 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
18 x (total of 5381 words)

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

Fields
Biodiversity
Taxonomy

Focusgroups
Fishes

Locations
Philippines

Platforms
Rebreather

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