Advertisement

Ichthyological Research

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 75–79 | Cite as

A new anthiine fish (Perciformes: Serranidae),Holanthias kingyo, from the Ryukyu Islands

  • Takeshi Kon
  • Testuo Yoshino
  • You Sakurai
Article

Abstract

A new anthiine fish,Holanthias kingyo sp, nov., is described on the basis of two specimens (male and female) from the Ryukyu Is., Japan. The new species is most similar toH. natalensis (Fowler, 1925), known only from South Africa, in having the following characters: dorsal fin soft rays 16 or 17, anal fin soft rays 9, pored lateral line scales 46 or 47, scale rows above lateral line to origin of dorsal fin 9 1/2 or 10 1/2, and gill rakers 10 or 11 +24 or 25=34–36. It differs from the latter in having more scales below the lateral line to the origin of the anal fin (27 1/2 vs. 18–24), a U-shaped caudal fin with paddle-like lobes (vs. deeply forked caudal fin with each lobe ending in a long slender filament), the outer margin of the soft anal fin vertical (vs. gently convex) and brown spots on the body in female (vs. spots absent in females).

Key words

Holanthias kingyo sp. nov description Anthiinae Ryukyu Is 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Literature cited

  1. Ahlstrom, E. H., J. L. Butler, and B. Y. Sumida. 1976. Pelagic stromateoid fishes (Pisces, Perciformes) of the eastern Pacific: kinds, distributions, and early life histories and observations on five of these from the northwest Atlantic. Bull. Mar. Sci., 26: 285–402.Google Scholar
  2. Anderson, W. D., Jr. and P. C. Heemstra. 1980. Two new species of western AtlanticAnthias (Pisces: Serranidae), redescription ofA. asperilinguis and review ofHolanthias martinicensis. Copeia, 1980: 72–87.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Fowler, H. W. 1928. The fishes of Oceania. Mem. Bishop Mus. Honolulu, (10): i-iii+1–540, pls. 1–49.Google Scholar
  4. Günther, A. 1868. Report on a collection of fishes made at St. Helena by J. C. Melliss, Esq. Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 15: 225–228, pls. 18–19.Google Scholar
  5. Heemstra, P. C. and J. E. Randall. 1986. Family No. 166: Serranidae. Pages 509–537, pls. 32–45in M. M. Smith and P. C. Heemstra, eds. Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.Google Scholar
  6. Hubbs, C. L. and K. F. Lagler. 1964. Fishes of the Great Lakes Region. Univ. Michigan Press, Ann. Arbor. xv+213 pp., 45 pls.Google Scholar
  7. Jenkins, O. P. 1901. Descriptions of fifteen new species of fishes from the Hawaiian Islands. Bull. U. S. Fish. Comm., 19: 387–404.Google Scholar
  8. Katayama, M. and K. Amaoka. 1986. Two new anthiine fishes from the eastern tropical Atlantic. Japan. J. Ichthyol., 33: 213–222.Google Scholar
  9. Randall, J. E., L. A. Maugé, and Y. B. Plessis. 1979. Two new anthiine fishes of the genusHolanthias from the southern and western Pacific. Japan. J. Ichthyol., 26: 15–25.Google Scholar
  10. Senou, H. 1991. Madara-hanadai,Holanthias borbonius. I. O. P. Diving News, 2 (8): 1. (In Japanese).Google Scholar
  11. Senou, H. 1993. Hata-ka, Serranidae, groupers and basslets. Pages 601–632, 1306–1312in T. Nakabo, ed. Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species. Tokai Univ. Press, Tokyo. (In Japanese.)Google Scholar
  12. Smith, J. L. B. 1961. Fishes of the family Anthiidae from the Red Sea and the western Indian Ocean. Icthyol. Bull. Rhodes Univ., (22): 359–369, pls. 34–35.Google Scholar
  13. Talwar, P. K. 1976. On a new bathypelagic fish,Holanthias perumali from the Arabian Sea with a record ofHolanthias rhodopelus (Günther) from Indian Seas. J. Nat. Hist., 10: 361–365.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Trunov, I. A. 1976. New species and new records of the families Serranidae, Emmelichthyidae and Ariommidae in the off-shore tropical Atlantic. J. Ichthyol., 16: 229–238. (English translation from Vopr. Ikhtiol.)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Ichthyological Society of Japan 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takeshi Kon
    • 1
  • Testuo Yoshino
    • 1
  • You Sakurai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Marine Sciences, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of the RyukyusOkinawaJapan
  2. 2.Okinawa Environmental Research Co. Ltd.OkinawaJapan

Personalised recommendations