Australian Museum Journal Descriptions of six new species of jawfishes (Opistognathidae: Opistognathus) from Australia

Shortform:
Smith-Vaniz, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus. 56(2): 209–224
Author(s):
Smith-Vaniz, William F.
Year published:
2004
Title:
Descriptions of six new species of jawfishes (Opistognathidae: Opistognathus) from Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
56
Issue:
2
Start page:
209
End page:
224
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1422
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:
1422
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (11kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1576kb PDF)

Abstract

Descriptions of six new species of Australian jawfishes (genus Opistognathus) are presented: O. alleni n.sp. (Western Australia), O. seminudus n.sp. (Great Barrier Reef), O. stigmosus n.sp. (Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea Plateau), O. elizabethensis n.sp. (Tasman Sea, Elizabeth Reef), O. verecundus n.sp. (northern Australia), and O. reticeps n.sp. (northern Australia). The nominal genus Tandya Whitley is discussed and provisionally synonymized with Opistognathus Cuvier. An identification key to all Australian jawfishes is provided.

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