Wednesday, September 9, 2015

[Ichthyology • 2000] Plectorhinchus macrospilus • A New Species of Sweetlips (Perciformes: Haemulidae). from the southwestern Thailand, Andaman Sea

 Plectorhinchus macrospilus
 Satapoomin & Randall, 2000
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Plectorhinchus macrospilus is described as a new species of haemulid fish from the adult holotype and a subadult paratype collected at the Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea off the coast of southwestern Thailand. It is characterized as follows: dorsal-fin rays XII, 21, anal-fin rays III, 8: pored lateral-line scales 58: a low gill-raker count 4-6 + 14-15, total 18-21, scales above the lateral line 14, below 19-21, chin with 6 pores, no median pit, adults with many large black spots on body, nape, and soft portions of median fins, and smaller black spots on head, juveniles with 4 (or probably 5 when smaller) dark stripes more than half orbit diameter in width that gradually break up into spots with growth.

Plectorhinchus macrospilus Satapoomin & Randall, 2000

Satapoomin, U and J.E. Randall. 2000. Plectorhinchus macrospilus, A New Species of Sweetlip (Perciformes: Haemulidae). from the southwestern Thailand, Andaman Sea. Phuket mar. biol. Cent. Res. Bull. 63: 9–16.