A New Lionfish of the Genus Dendrochirus (Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae) from the Tuamotu Archipelago, South Pacific Ocean

@inproceedings{Matsunuma2013ANL,
  title={A New Lionfish of the Genus Dendrochirus (Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae) from the Tuamotu Archipelago, South Pacific Ocean},
  author={Mizuki Matsunuma and Hiroyuki Motomura},
  year={2013}
}
Dendrochirus tuamotuensis sp. nov. (Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae) is described on the basis of a single specimen collected off Makemo Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago, South Pacific Ocean. The new species is uniquely characterized by having bilobed pectoral fins, those of its all congeners being rounded. The new species is similar to a Hawaiian endemic congener, Dendrochirus barberi (Steindachner, 1900), in having nine dorsal-fin soft rays, five anal-fin soft rays, relatively high counts (more than 18) of… CONTINUE READING

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