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Liopropoma randalli, a new serranid (Teleostei: Perciformes) fish from the Indian Ocean


Akhilesh, KV and Bineesh, KK and White, WT, Liopropoma randalli, a new serranid (Teleostei: Perciformes) fish from the Indian Ocean, Zootaxa, 3439 pp. 43-50. ISSN 1175-5326 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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A new serranid fish, Liopropoma randalli n. sp. is described from four specimens collected from the Indian Ocean off southwestern India and eastern Indonesia. It differs from all other species in the genus in its striking color pattern, a broad back band from behind the eye to the caudal peduncle, semicircular dark-brown to black spots that cover the pink to reddish body, and a combination of the following characters: 46 to 49 lateral line scales; 1-2 (4 as rudiments)+ 12-13 (4-5 as rudiments) gill rakers on the first arch (total 7-19); longest dorsal soft ray 2.1-2.3 in head length; 1" anal-fin spine 10.4-12.2 in head length; 2"d anal-fin spine 4.4-4.9 in head length; pelvic fin relatively short, 5.1-5.7 in SL; and body depth 3.2-3.6 in SL.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Liopropoma randalli, Serranidae, Perciformes, Indian Ocean, India, Indonesia
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Animal systematics and taxonomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:White, WT (Dr William White)
ID Code:119076
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-07-26
Last Modified:2017-08-15

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