Chelidoperca maculicauda, a new species of perchlet (Teleostei: Serranidae) from the Arabian Sea

Bineesh, K K and Akhilesh, K V and Abdussamad, E M and Pillai, N G K (2013) Chelidoperca maculicauda, a new species of perchlet (Teleostei: Serranidae) from the Arabian Sea. Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 19 (2). pp. 71-78.

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    Abstract

    A new species of serranid fish, Chelidoperca maculicauda n. sp. is described based on three specimens, (123-129 mm SL), recently collected from the Arabian Sea, off Quilon, Kerala, India. The combination of caudal fin shape and a unique color pattern of five red bars on a pinkish body and pale yellow fins with a bright red margin on the anal fin, a small grey spot distally on the dorsal half and bluish white spots on ventral half of the caudal fin, distinguishes the new species from other congeners. Other distinguishing characters include: fourth dorsal spine longest 2.8 (3) in head length; body depth 23.3 (22.8-24.5) % SL (standard length), 4.3 (4.1-4.4) in SL; head length 40.3 (42.3-42.6) % SL; orbital length 9.3 (8.9-9.1) in SL; 2.5-3 scales above lateral line to dorsal origin; serrae on margin of preopercle 40-46. Lateral-line scales 42; dorsal fin continuous, with ninth dorsal spine shorter than tenth spine; longest dorsal soft ray (7th or 8th) 2.4 (2.3-2.4) in head length.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Chelidoperca maculicauda; perchlet; Teleostei; Serranidae; Arabian Sea
    Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Perch fishes
    Demersal Fishes
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2013 03:34
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:54
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9211

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