Ichthyological Research

, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp 303–307 | Cite as

Rogadius mcgroutheri, a new species of flathead (Teleostei: Platycephalidae) collected from eastern Australia and New Caledonia

  • Hisashi Imamura


A new platycephalid, Rogadius mcgroutheri, is described on the basis of the specimens collected from eastern Australia and New Caledonia. Rogadius mcgroutheri is distinguished from other congeners by 11 second dorsal fin rays usually, 4 or 6–8 unbranched lower pectoral fin rays, larger orbital diameter, usually single preocular spine lacking the accessory spines on the anterior base, short antrorse preopercular spine, tooth band on palatine narrow, with 2 irregular tooth rows, body with indistinct or somewhat distinct brown blotches, and caudal fin with dark brown spots and bands.

Key words

Rogadius mcgroutheri sp. nov. Platycephalidae Eastern Australia New Caledonia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Hokkaido University Museum, Faculty of FisheriesHokkaido UniversityHokkaidoJapan

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