Ichthyological Research

, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 31–38 | Cite as

Owstonia kamoharai (Perciformes: Cepolidae), a new bandfish from Japan

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Abstract

A new owstoniine bandfish, Owstonia kamoharai, is described based on six specimens (147–402 mm in standard length) collected from off southern Japan: Shikoku Island, Kii Peninsula, and Suruga Bay. The new species differs from its congeners by the following combination of characters: dorsal-fin rays III, 21; anal-fin rays I, 14; pectoral-fin rays 21–23; total caudal-fin rays 17 (branched 13); vertebrae 28–29; gill rakers on first arch 39–40; cheek with 88–123 scales in 8–10 rows; lateral line without branch, not forming loop in front of dorsal fin, ending below 8th–10th dorsal-fin soft rays; scales in longitudinal rows 53–56; lower margin of preopercle smooth; pelvic fin short, not reaching to anus; posterior margin of caudal fin rounded; uniformly reddish coloration with black markings on membranes of both jaws; and white margins of vertical fins.

Keywords

Actinopterygii Owstoniinae Owstonia new species southern Japan 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiromitsu Endo
    • 1
  • Yun-Chih Liao
    • 2
  • Keiichi Matsuura
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Marine Biology, Faculty of ScienceKochi UniversityKochiJapan
  2. 2.National Museum of Marine Science and TechnologyKeelungTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of ZoologyNational Museum of Nature and ScienceTsukubaJapan

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