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Published: 2019-06-11
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Anthias albofasciatus Fowler and Bean, 1930, a junior synonym of Tosana niwae Smith and Pope, 1906 (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae)

Macleay Museum and School of Life and Environmental Sciences, A12—Macleay Building, The University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia. Ichthyology, Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia.
Grice Marine Biological Laboratory, College of Charleston, 205 Fort Johnson, Charleston, South Carolina 29412–9110, U.S.A.
Division of Fishes, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 4210 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746, USA.
Pisces taxonomy South China Sea Japan ichthyology


Anthias albofasciatus Fowler & Bean, known only from the holotype collected east of Hong Kong in the South China Sea, has been considered a valid species of either Anthias or Pseudanthias. The holotype is compared with the holotype of Tosana niwae Smith & Pope from Urado Bay, Shikoku, Japan, as well as non-type specimens from the South China Sea and south-eastern Japan, and shown to be conspecific. Anthias albofasciatus is therefore considered a junior subjective synonym of Tosana niwae.



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