Rhabdamia novaluna, a new species of cardinalfish (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from the western Pacific Ocean, with comments on the synonymy of Rhabdamia gracilis

@article{Yoshida2018RhabdamiaNA,
  title={Rhabdamia novaluna, a new species of cardinalfish (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from the western Pacific Ocean, with comments on the synonymy of Rhabdamia gracilis},
  author={Tomohiro Yoshida and Kohji Mabuchi and Hiroyuki Motomura},
  journal={Ichthyological Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={66},
  pages={129-139}
}
The new cardinalfish Rhabdamia novaluna sp. nov. (Apogonidae) is described on the basis of 79 specimens collected from the western Pacific Ocean. The new species is most similar to the Indo-West Pacific species Rhabdamia gracilis (Bleeker 1856) in having VI-I, 9 dorsal-fin rays, II, 12 anal-fin rays and 13 pectoral-fin rays, and lacking blackish blotches on the opercle and anterior portion of the body. However, the former can be distinguished from R. gracilis by having 26–31 (modally 28–29… CONTINUE READING
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