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A New Indo-Pacific Fish of the Genus Cirripectes (Blenniidae, Salariini)

  title={A New Indo-Pacific Fish of the Genus Cirripectes (Blenniidae, Salariini)},
  author={B. A. Carlson},
  • B. A. Carlson
  • Published 1980
  • Biology
  • Cirripectes auritus is described from the Line Islands in the central Pacific, southeast Asia, and the western Indian Ocean. It is dis­ tinguished from other Cirripectes in having a small black flap with a fringe of tiny yellow cirri on either side of the nape, a low number of premaxillary and dentary incisor teeth, 15-17 dorsal and 16-18 anal rays, and a reduced number of cephalic sensory pores. THE SPECIES OF Cirripectes are small, agile, herbivorous fishes of the Indo-Pacific region. They… CONTINUE READING
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