Abstract

A new species of butterflyfish (genus Roa) is described from the North-West Shelf of Western Australia and the Arafura Sea. Roa australis n.sp., the only known species of the Roa modesta-complex in the southern hemisphere, is most similar to Roa excelsa from the Hawaiian Islands, differing from it most noticeably in having narrower and fainter brown bars, white instead of brown anterior dorsal spines, and subequal 3rd and 4th dorsal spines rather than a distinctly longer 3rd spine.

 
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Bibliographic Data

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Kuiter, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus. 56(2): 167–171
Author
Rudie H. Kuiter
Year
2004
Title
Description of a new species of butterflyfish, Roa australis, from northwestern Australia (Pisces: Perciformes: Chaetodontidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
56
Issue
2
Start Page
167
End Page
171
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1424
Language
English
Date Published
07 July 2004
Cover Date
07 July 2004
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
FISHES
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07 July 2004
Available Online
07 July 2004
Reference Number
1424
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