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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4007.2.3

Amamiichthys, a new genus for the sparid fish Cheimerius matsubarai Akazaki 1962, and redescription of the species, with designation of a neotype

FUMIYA TANAKA, YUKIO IWATSUKI

Abstract


A new genus, Amamiichthys, is proposed for the sparid fish Cheimerius matsubarai Akazaki 1962. This genus differs from all other genera in the family Sparidae by the following combination of characters: both jaws with an outer row of small molariform teeth and an inner row of similar, even smaller teeth; frontal bone flat, coarse and porous; strongly bifurcate protuberance of upper ethmoid just beneath mid-region of anteriormost portion of frontal bone; head and body pinkish, gradually becoming silvery toward abdomen, with many small blue spots, some pairs overlapping. The type species, Amamiichthys matsubarai, is redescribed and a neotype designated.

 


Keywords


Pisces, Sparidae, new genus, Amamiichthys, Cheimerius matsubarai, Neotype

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