Abstract

Four new species of damselfishes, Abudefduf whitleyi, A. flavipinnis, Pomacentrus australis, and P. pseudochrysopoecilus are described. A. whitleyi from Queensland differs from its closest relatives, A. saxatilis and A. notatus, on the basis of colour pattern and a suborbital which is mostly naked. A. flavipinnis from New Guinea and the Great Barrier Reef is related to A. cyaneus but is separable on the basis of colour pattern and the soft dorsal ray count. P. australis from Queensland and New South Wales is characterized by an elongate body, blue coloration, and 14 dorsal spines. P. pseudochrysopoecilus from the D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Solomon Sea, and Queensland resembles its namesake, P. chrysopoecilus, but can be differentiated on the basis of colour pattern, gill raker count, and habitat preference.

 
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Allen and Robertson, 1974, Rec. Aust. Mus. 29(4): 153–167
Author
Gerald R. Allen; D. R. Robertson
Year
1974
Title
Descriptions of four new damselfishes (Pomacentridae) from Papua New Guinea and eastern Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
29
Issue
4
Start Page
153
End Page
167
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.29.1974.229
Language
English
Plates
plates 1–5
Date Published
08 May 1974
Cover Date
08 May 1974
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: ODONATA; TAXONOMY; NEW GUINEA
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Available Online
01 April 2009
Reference Number
229
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