Ichthyological Research

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 404–411 | Cite as

Doederleinia gracilispinis (Fowler, 1943), a junior synonym of Doederleinia berycoides (Hilgendorf, 1879), with review of the genus

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Abstract

A poorly known acropomatid, Rhomboserranus gracilispinis Fowler, 1943, was originally described on the basis of specimens from the Philippines. Since the recognition of Rhomboserranus as a junior synonym of Doederleinia, R. gracilispinis had been considered a valid species of Doederleinia. Examination of the holotype of R. gracilispinis and other type series of nominal species of Doederleinia showed them to be included in the single species D. berycoides (Hilgendorf, 1879). The sole representative of Doederleinia is distributed from Japan to northwestern Australia. This species is distinguishable from other acropomatids by the following combination of characters: head and body red; nine dorsal-fin spines; three anal-fin spines; no luminous organ; a row of conical teeth with a large canine tooth medially on lower jaw; large conical teeth on anterior part of outer margin with two or three large canine teeth on inner margin on upper jaw; and anus situated just anterior to origin of anal fin.

Key words

Doederleinia berycoides Rhomboserranus gracilispinis Taxonomic review Synonymy Acropomatidae 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Aquatic Bioscience, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life SciencesUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyNational Museum of Nature and ScienceTokyoJapan

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