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Published: 2017-10-30
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Pseudanthias tequila, a new species of anthiadine serranid from the Ogasawara and Mariana Islands

Macleay Museum and School of Life and Environmental Sciences, A12 – Macleay Building, The University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia.
90 Carillon Avenue, Newtown, NSW 2042, Australia.
Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, 499 Iryuda, Odawara, Kanagawa 250-0031, Japan.
Pisces taxonomy ichthyology Japan Micronesia


Pseudanthias tequila is described on the basis of two specimens from the Ogasawara Islands. It also is recorded from the Mariana Islands on the basis of colour photographs. The species belongs to a complex that includes P. randalli (Lubbock & Allen), P. pulcherrimus Heemstra & Randall, P. flavicauda Randall & Pyle, P. oumati Williams, Delrieu-Trottin & Planes, and a potentially new species from the Line Islands. Species within the complex are distinguished on the basis of male live colouration, morphometric details and gill-raker and scale counts. Colour photos of all five species are provided.



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