Abstract

A new species of triggerfish, Abalistes filamentosus is described on the basis of 17 specimens collected at depths from 61 to 180 m in Japan, the Northwest Shelf of Australia, and the Timor Sea. It differs from the congener, A. stellatus (Anonymous, 1798), by having filamentous upper and lower caudal-fin rays, 3–4 longitudinal grooves on the cheek, and by lacking yellow/pale blue spots and yellow reticulations on the body. The new species is not sexually dimorphic. The authorship of Abalistes stellatusis clarified.

 
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Matsuura and Menke, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus. 56(2): 189–194
Author
Keiichi Matsuura; Sean B. Menke
Year
2004
Title
A new triggerfish of the genus Abalistes (Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae) from the western Pacific
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
56
Issue
2
Start Page
189
End Page
194
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1431
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
1431
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