Abstract

Descriptions of six new species of Australian jawfishes (genus Opistognathus) are presented: O. alleni n.sp. (Western Australia), O. seminudus n.sp. (Great Barrier Reef), O. stigmosus n.sp. (Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea Plateau), O. elizabethensis n.sp. (Tasman Sea, Elizabeth Reef), O. verecundus n.sp. (northern Australia), and O. reticeps n.sp. (northern Australia). The nominal genus Tandya Whitley is discussed and provisionally synonymized with Opistognathus Cuvier. An identification key to all Australian jawfishes is provided.

 
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Smith-Vaniz, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus. 56(2): 209–224
Author
William F. Smith-Vaniz
Year
2004
Title
Descriptions of six new species of jawfishes (Opistognathidae: Opistognathus) from Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
56
Issue
2
Start Page
209
End Page
224
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1422
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
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07 July 2004
Reference Number
1422
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