Johnius (Johnius) majan sp. nov., a sciaenid fish (Pisces: Sciaenidae) from Oman, Indian Ocean
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- Iwatsuki, Y., Jawad, L.A. & Al-Mamry, J.M. Ichthyol Res (2012) 59: 151. doi:10.1007/s10228-011-0265-8
Johnius (Johnius) majan sp. nov. is described on the basis of 8 specimens (117–158 mm in standard length) from Oman, Indian Ocean. The new species is distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: black axillary spot on upper pectoral fin base; dorsal soft rays 29–32; anal soft rays 8; scales above lateral line 6, below 11; eye diameter 22.9–28.9% HL; interorbital width 32.0–38.0% HL; gill rakers 5–6 + 15–18 = 21–24; no mental barbel; last well developed pleural rib on 7th vertebra; swim bladder appendages 11; vertebrae 10 + 14 = 24.