Australian Museum Journal Toxotes kimberleyensis, a new species of archerfish (Pisces: Toxotidae) from fresh waters of Western Australia

Shortform:
Allen, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus. 56(2): 225–230
Author(s):
Allen, Gerald R.
Year published:
2004
Title:
Toxotes kimberleyensis, a new species of archerfish (Pisces: Toxotidae) from fresh waters of Western Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
56
Issue:
2
Start page:
225
End page:
230
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1423
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
Digitized:
07 July 2004
Available online:
07 July 2004
Reference number:
1423
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (11kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (253kb PDF)

Abstract

Toxotes kimberleyensis n.sp. is described from 22 specimens, 52.5-126.3 mm SL, collected from freshwater streams in the Kimberley region of northwestern Australia. It was previously identified as Toxotes oligolepis Bleeker, a poorly known species from Indonesia. However, re-examination of Bleeker's type specimen indicates significant differences between the two species relating to the length of the dorsal spines, and lateral-line scale count. A key to the seven species of Toxotes is provided.