A new jawfish,stalix toyoshio, from kyushu, japan (perciformes: Opistognathidae)
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A new jawfish,Stalix toyoshio, is described on the basis of three specimens (41.5–43.2 mm SL) collected from a depth of 77 m in the Tanegashima Straits, southern Kyushu, Japan. This species is distinguished from otherStalix by the following combination of characters: no stripes, blotches or spots on body and vertical fins; cephalic pores well developed; brown speckles on head; no pigmentation between the 4th mandibular pores on both sides; less pigmentation on anterior gular region; anterior two mandibular pores confluent; and 6th dorsal fin spine strongly forked.
Key wordsOpistognathidae Stalix toyoshio new species Japan
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