Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 50, Issue 8, pp 580–589 | Cite as

Two new species of fishes from families Muraenidae (Anguilliformes) and Mugiloididae (Perciformes) from the Waters of Vietnam

  • A. M. Prokofiev


New species of the genera Gymnothorax (fam. Muraenidae) and Parapercis (fam. Mugiloididae) are described from coastal waters of central Vietnam. G. emmae sp. n. is a common species all along the coast from the Van Phong Bay to the Phan Thiet Bay and differs from other species of this genus in characters of coloration, dentition, and the vertebral formula. P. bicoloripes sp. n. is common in the Phan Thiet Bay and is also know from one specimen from the Nha Trang Bay; from other species of the genus, it differs in coloration and meristic characters.

Key words

Muraenidae Gymnothorax Mugiloididae Parapercis new species Vietnam the South China Sea 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of Sciences (IPEE RAS)MoscowRussia

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