First record of the jawfish Opistognathus trimaculatus Hiramatsu and Endo 2013 (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Opistognathidae) from the East China Sea, with comments on its diagnosis

@article{Nakayama2016FirstRO,
  title={First record of the jawfish Opistognathus trimaculatus Hiramatsu and Endo 2013 (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Opistognathidae) from the East China Sea, with comments on its diagnosis},
  author={Naohide Nakayama and Wataru Hiramatsu and Yoshiaki Kai and Hiromitsu Endo},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity},
  year={2016},
  volume={48},
  pages={1621-1624}
}
The rare jawfish Opistognathus trimaculatus Hiramatsu and Endo 2013 is newly recorded from the East China Sea, based on a single specimen collected from the west of Yaku-shima Island, Kagoshima, Japan. It was previously known only from Tosa Bay (type locality) and the Kii Channel, both located off the Pacific coasts of southern Japan. The new specimen, therefore, represents the first record of O. trimaculatus from the East China Sea, extending its known range approximately 640 km southwest from… CONTINUE READING
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