Ichthyological Research

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 223–227 | Cite as

Nematops nanosquama, a new species of righteye flounder (Pleuronectiformes: Poecilopsettidae) from off the Marquesas Islands

  • Kunio Amaoka
  • Toshio Kawai
  • Bernard Séret
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A new poecilopsettid flounder, Nematops nanosquama, is described from 10 specimens (4 males, 6 females) collected from deep waters (96–650 m) off Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands. This species is easily separated from the three recognized species of the genus Nematops by having large numbers of dorsal fin rays, anal fin rays, lateral line scales, and vertebrae, five dark transverse broad bands on the body, and a black blotch on the distal area of the pectoral fin. N.nanosquama shows the easternmost record of this genus from the Pacific Ocean.

Key words

Nematops nanosquama New species Poecilopsettidae Marquesas Islands 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hokkaido UniversityHakodateJapan
  2. 2.Chair of Marine Biology and Biodiversity (Systematic Ichthyology)Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido UniversityHakodateJapan
  3. 3.Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Département Systématique et EvolutionUSM Taxonomie et CollectionsParisFrance

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