Epigonus cavaticus (Teleostei: Perciformes), a new epigonid fish from Palau, western Central Pacific

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A new epigonid fish, Epigonus cavaticus, is described on the basis of eight specimens (59.2–69.5 in standard length: SL) collected from a cave at depth 20 m, southern fringing reef of Ngemelis Island, Palau. The species differs from other congeners by having minute teeth on both jaws, no opercular spine, pyloric caeca 7–8, gill rakers 25–27, total pored… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10228-006-0384-9

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