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A new species of glass-perch from Belitung Island, Indonesia (Teleostei: Ambassidae: Gymnochanda)



Gymnochanda verae, new species, a small, colourful and sexually dimorphic freshwater glassperch, is described from the Gantung area of Pulau Belitung, Indonesia. It shares with its congeners a scale-less body, but differs in the males having broad red anal and second dorsal fins, red caudal-fin lobes, and the elongated rays of the second dorsal fin and the anal fin joined throughout their length by an interradial membrane.


Fish, taxonomy, freshwater fish, sexual dimorphism, Southeast Asia, biodiversity

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