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1 October 2015 First Records of Striped Boarfish Evistias acutirostris and Ornate Butterflyfish Chaetodon ornatissimus from Easter Island
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Here we report on two new reef fish species from the remote and isolated Easter Island—the striped boarfish Evistias acutirostris and the ornate butterflyfish Chaetodon ornatissimus were observed during scuba dives and underwater video around Easter Island, as well as at nearby Apolo Seamount. These observations are the first records of these species for the southeastern Pacific, which represents a major extension to their distributions and raises questions about the origins and persistence of reef fishes in remote subtropical locations.

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Sebastián Hernández, Michel García, Carlos F. Gaymer, and Alan M. Friedlander; "First Records of Striped Boarfish Evistias acutirostris and Ornate Butterflyfish Chaetodon ornatissimus from Easter Island," Pacific Science 69(4), 525-529, (1 October 2015). https://doi.org/10.2984/69.4.7
Accepted: 1 April 2015; Published: 1 October 2015
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