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1 April 2010 A New Species of the Roughy Genus Hoplostethus (Teleostei: Trachichthyidae) from the Philippines
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A new species of roughy in the genus Hoplostethus is described from a single specimen collected at depths of 648 to 660 m just east of the Calagua Islands off the east coast of Luzon Island, Philippines. It is characterized by extremely thick fin spines (greatest width of dorsal fin spines 17.4% to 23.1% of spine length; width of spines on pelvic fin 12.9% to 14.2% of spine length; width of anal fin spines 24.4% to 34.2% of spine length), lack of black pigment in the spinous portion of the dorsal fin, and a unique combination of counts and morphometric characters (56 digitiform pyloric caeca, 13 enlarged ventral scutes, ventral fin origin to anal fin origin 38.7% of standard length).

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Jon A. Moore and Kathryn A. Dodd "A New Species of the Roughy Genus Hoplostethus (Teleostei: Trachichthyidae) from the Philippines," Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 51(1), 137-144, (1 April 2010). https://doi.org/10.3374/014.051.0103
Received: 20 June 2009; Accepted: 1 January 2010; Published: 1 April 2010
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