Australian Museum Journal Descriptions of four new damselfishes (Pomacentridae) from Papua New Guinea and eastern Australia

Shortform:
Allen and Robertson, 1974, Rec. Aust. Mus. 29(4): 153–167
Author(s):
Allen, Gerald R.; Robertson, D. R.
Year published:
1974
Title:
Descriptions of four new damselfishes (Pomacentridae) from Papua New Guinea and eastern Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
29
Issue:
4
Start page:
153
End page:
167
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.29.1974.229
Language:
English
Plates:
plates 1–5
Date published:
08 May 1974
Cover date:
08 May 1974
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: ODONATA; TAXONOMY; NEW GUINEA
Digitized:
03 March 2009
Available online:
01 April 2009
Reference number:
229
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (80kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (4931kb PDF)

Abstract

Four new species of damselfishes, Abudefduf whitleyi, A. flavipinnis, Pomacentrus australis, and P. pseudochrysopoecilus are described. A. whitleyi from Queensland differs from its closest relatives, A. saxatilis and A. notatus, on the basis of colour pattern and a suborbital which is mostly naked. A. flavipinnis from New Guinea and the Great Barrier Reef is related to A. cyaneus but is separable on the basis of colour pattern and the soft dorsal ray count. P. australis from Queensland and New South Wales is characterized by an elongate body, blue coloration, and 14 dorsal spines. P. pseudochrysopoecilus from the D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Solomon Sea, and Queensland resembles its namesake, P. chrysopoecilus, but can be differentiated on the basis of colour pattern, gill raker count, and habitat preference.