Ichthyological Research

, Volume 59, Issue 2, pp 151–155 | Cite as

Johnius (Johnius) majan sp. nov., a sciaenid fish (Pisces: Sciaenidae) from Oman, Indian Ocean

  • Yukio Iwatsuki
  • Laith A. Jawad
  • Juma M. Al-Mamry
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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.


New species Johnius (Johnius) majan Sciaenidae Oman 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukio Iwatsuki
    • 1
  • Laith A. Jawad
    • 2
  • Juma M. Al-Mamry
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Marine Biology and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of MiyazakiMiyazakiJapan
  2. 2.Marine Science and Fisheries CentreMinistry of Fisheries WealthMuscatSultanate of Oman

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