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Pseudoplesiops wassi, new species of pseudoplesiopine dottyback (Teleostei: Pseudochromidae: Pseudoplesiopinae) from the West Pacific.

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Alasdair Edwards


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Pseudoplesiops wassi is described from 34 specimens, 17.7–28.8 mm SL, from throughout the West Pacific. It is closely related to P. collare from Indonesia, with which it shares 14 precaudal vertebrae (more than any other congener). It is distinguished from P. collare and all other congeners in having the following combination of characters: dorsal-fin rays I,27–29, usually I,28; pelvic-fin rays I,3; scales in lateral series 32–39, usually 33–36; and circumpeduncular scales 16.

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Author(s): Gill AC, Edwards AJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Zootaxa

Year: 2003

Volume: 291

Pages: 1-7

Print publication date: 01/01/2003

ISSN (print): 1175-5326

ISSN (electronic): 1175-5334

Publisher: Magnolia Press