Ichthyological Research

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 126–130

A new species of armored sea robin, Paraheminodus kamoharai (Teleostei: Peristediidae), from the Philippines


DOI: 10.1007/s10228-004-0205-y

Cite this article as:
Kawai, T., Imamura, H. & Nakaya, K. Ichthyol Res (2004) 51: 126. doi:10.1007/s10228-004-0205-y


A new peristediid, Paraheminodus kamoharai, is described from three specimens (106.9–114.8 mm SL) collected from the Sulu Sea, the Philippines. The new species is easily distinguished from its congeners (Paraheminodus laticephalus and P. murrayi) in having 33 bony plates in the upper lateral row, the 24–25th to 30th bony plate each in the upper lateral row with a forwardly directed spine, 17–19 gill rakers on the lower limb, a long slender rostral projection (43.4–47.0% of head length), and short upper (41.1–42.3%) and lower jaws (36.5–37.2%).

Key words

Paraheminodus kamoharai sp. nov.Sulu SeaPhilippinesPeristediidae

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshio Kawai
    • 1
  • Hisashi Imamura
    • 2
  • Kazuhiro Nakaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Marine Biodiversity, Graduate School of Fisheries SciencesHokkaido UniversityHokkaidoJapan
  2. 2.The Hokkaido University MuseumHokkaidoJapan