A New Species of Serranids of Genus Pseudogramma from the Indian Ocean (Serranidae)

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The new species Pseudogramma cernunnos sp. n., which is close to West Atlantic P. gregoryi and South Pacific P. australis (Easter Island) and P. xantha (Polynesia) but differing by pattern on the head and several meristic and plastic characters, is described from the Bay of Bengal near the Andaman Islands. The new finding fills the gap between distribution ranges of the previously known species of this complex and indicates possible ways for distribution of these species.

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Prokofiev, A.M. A New Species of Serranids of Genus Pseudogramma from the Indian Ocean (Serranidae). J. Ichthyol. 59, 425–429 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0032945219030160

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Keywords:

  • Percoidei
  • Pseudogramma
  • new species
  • zoogeography