Australian Museum Journal A revision of the damselfish genus Dascyllus (Pomacentridae) with the description of a new species

Shortform:
Randall and Allen, 1977, Rec. Aust. Mus. 31(9): 349–385
Author(s):
Randall, Helen A.; Allen, Gerald R.
Year published:
1977
Title:
A revision of the damselfish genus Dascyllus (Pomacentridae) with the description of a new species
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
31
Issue:
9
Start page:
349
End page:
385
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.31.1977.217
Language:
English
Date published:
31 December 1977
Cover date:
31 December 1977
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
17 December 2008
Available online:
02 March 2009
Reference number:
217
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (108kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (9396kb PDF)

Abstract

The damselfish genus Dascyllus (family Pomacentridae) is reviewed. The group contains the following nine species which are primarily inhabitants of tropical reefs: albisella (Hawaiian Islands), aruanus (widespread Indo-Pacific), carneus (Indian Ocean), marginatus (Red Sea), melanurus (Indo-Australian Archipelago), reticulatus (E. Indian Ocean and W. Pacific), strasburgi (Marquesas Islands), trimaculatus (widespread Indo-Pacific), and flavicaudus n.sp. (southeastern Oceania) which is described in detail and compared with its nearest relative, D. reticulatus. A brief diagnosis, illustration, and notes on the general biology of each species is provided. In addition, a key to the species of Dascyllus and tables of meristic and morphometric data are included.

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