Abstract

The damselfish genus Dascyllus (family Pomacentridae) is reviewed. The group contains the following nine species which are primarily inhabitants of tropical reefs: albisella (Hawaiian Islands), aruanus (widespread Indo-Pacific), carneus (Indian Ocean), marginatus (Red Sea), melanurus (Indo-Australian Archipelago), reticulatus (E. Indian Ocean and W. Pacific), strasburgi (Marquesas Islands), trimaculatus (widespread Indo-Pacific), and flavicaudus n.sp. (southeastern Oceania) which is described in detail and compared with its nearest relative, D. reticulatus. A brief diagnosis, illustration, and notes on the general biology of each species is provided. In addition, a key to the species of Dascyllus and tables of meristic and morphometric data are included.

 
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Short Form
Randall and Allen, 1977, Rec. Aust. Mus. 31(9): 349–385
Author
Helen A. Randall; Gerald R. Allen
Year
1977
Title
A revision of the damselfish genus Dascyllus (Pomacentridae) with the description of a new species
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
31
Issue
9
Start Page
349
End Page
385
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.31.1977.217
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1977
Cover Date
31 December 1977
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
FISHES; TAXONOMY
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17 December 2008
Available Online
02 March 2009
Reference Number
217
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