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A new species of Saurida (Pisces: Synodontidae) from the Mascarene Plateau, Western Indian Ocean

Russell, Barry (2015). A new species of Saurida (Pisces: Synodontidae) from the Mascarene Plateau, Western Indian Ocean. Zootaxa,3947(3):440-446.

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Title A new species of Saurida (Pisces: Synodontidae) from the Mascarene Plateau, Western Indian Ocean
Author Russell, Barry
Journal Name Zootaxa
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 3947
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1175-5326   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84930797666
Start Page 440
End Page 446
Total Pages 7
Place of Publication New Zealand
Publisher Magnolia Press
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract A new species of lizardfish, Saurida tweddlei n.sp., from the Mascarene Plateau, Western Indian Ocean, is described and figured. The new species is characterised by the following combination of characters: dorsal fin with 12–13 rays; pectorals with 14–15 rays; lateral-line scales 53–55; transverse scale rows above lateral line 4½, below lateral line 5½; pectoral fins moderately long (extending to or just beyond a line from origin of pelvic fins to origin of dorsal fin); 2 rows of teeth on outer palatines; 0–3 teeth on vomer; tongue with about 4–5 rows of teeth posteriorly; caudal peduncle compressed (depth greater than width); stomach and intestine pale whitish. A key to the species of Saurida of the Western Indian Ocean is provided.
Keywords Synodontidae
Saurida tweddlei
new species
key to species
Western Indian Ocean
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3947.3.10   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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