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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3980.2.9

A new species of the cardinalfish genus Jaydia (Teleostei: Apogonidae) from the Philippines

OFER GON, YUN-CHIH LIAO, SHAO KWANG-TSAO

Abstract


Jaydia erythrophthalma n. sp. is described from specimens collected during two recent biodiversity surveys along the east and west coasts of Luzon, Philippines. It is characterized by a first dorsal fin with eight spines, serrated posterior and crenulated ventral preopercular edges, reddish orange iris and two series of brown spots tinged in orange on the upper part of the body.

 

 


Keywords


biodiversity survey, Jaydia argyrogaster, Jaydia photogaster, Luzon, Mindoro, taxonomy, Western Pacific

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