Abstract

Three new species of anthiine fishes of the genus Plectranthias are described from Australian waters: P. robertsi from 220-400 m off Queensland at 18-23°S is distinctive in having 15 dorsal soft rays, 16 pectoral rays, 32-35 lateral-line scales, filamentous upper caudal rays (easily broken) and extremely prolonged second dorsal and second pelvic rays in the male; P. pallidus, represented by a single specimen taken in 220 m off Townsville, is characterised by 16 dorsal soft rays, 13 pectoral rays, 28 lateral-line scales, 2 retrorse spines on the ventral margin of the preopercle, and the third dorsal spine longest, 2.0 in head length; and P. lasti from a specimen off Marion Reef, Queensland in 365-370 m and one from the Northwest Shelf in 202 m, is distinguished by having 14 dorsal soft rays, 15 pectoral rays, 30 lateral-line scales, no serrae on the preopercular margin, and a body depth 3.05 in SL.

 
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Randall and Hoese, 1995, Rec. Aust. Mus. 47(3): 327–335
Author
John E. Randall; Douglass F. Hoese
Year
1995
Title
Three new species of Australian fishes of the genus Plectranthias (Perciformes: Serranidae: Anthiinae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
47
Issue
3
Start Page
327
End Page
335
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.47.1995.241
Language
English
Date Published
01 December 1995
Cover Date
01 December 1995
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
FISHES; TAXONOMY
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01 June 2009
Reference Number
241
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