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Paracaesio brevidentata n. sp., a new snapper (Lutjanidae: Apsilinae) from Indonesia


White, WT and Last, PR, Paracaesio brevidentata n. sp., a new snapper (Lutjanidae: Apsilinae) from Indonesia, Zootaxa, 3418 pp. 51-60. ISSN 1175-5326 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5281/zenodo.213353


Paracaesio brevidentata, a new species of apsiline lutjanid fish from southeastern Indonesia, is described, bringing the total number of known species in this deepwater snapper genus to nine. The new species is distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: very small teeth in jaws without enlarged canines, tubular lateral-line scales 71-73, pectoral-fin rays 18 or 19, caudal fin deeply forked, penultimate rays of soft dorsal and anal fins not longer than adjacent rays, snout short, maxilla scaly and body purplish brown and caudal fin reddish with upper and lower lobes similar in colour. Members of the genus are distinguished in a key. A specimen of Paracaesio caerulea from southeastern Indonesia represents the first record of this species from Indonesian waters.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Paracaesio, Lutjanidae, new species, new distribution record, Indonesia, Lombok
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:119302
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-07-31
Last Modified:2017-08-03

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