Pseudanthias vizagensis, a junior synonym of Pseudanthias pillai Heemstra & Akhilesh, 2012 (Perciformes: Serranidae)

Akhilesh, K V and Kishore, T G and Muktha, M and Lisher, M W and Ambarish, Gop P and Chellappan, Anulekshmi (2020) Pseudanthias vizagensis, a junior synonym of Pseudanthias pillai Heemstra & Akhilesh, 2012 (Perciformes: Serranidae). Zootaxa, 4890 (1). pp. 135-147.

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    Abstract

    Pseudanthias vizagensis Krishna, Rao and Venu, 2017 was described from 44 specimens, collected from Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), on the Bay of Bengal coast of India, but without clear designation of a holotype. The characters used for differentiating the species from its nearest congener Pseudanthias pillai Heemstra & Akhilesh, 2012, a species currently known only from the northern Indian Ocean, were limited, poor and substantially overlapping. Examination of additional material of P. pillai from the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, and comparison with the original description and images of P. vizagensis revealed that the latter is a junior synonym of P. pillai. Diagnostic characters are reviewed, additional morphological details and fresh colouration, including sexual dimorphic characters not covered in previous works are provided.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pisces, fishes, redescription, taxonomy, morphology, sexual dimorphism, Indian Ocean
    Subjects: Demersal Fishes
    Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    CMFRI-Vizhinjam
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2020 04:40
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2020 04:40
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14739

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