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Published: 2022-12-19
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Odontanthias grahami Randall & Heemstra, a junior synonym of Anthias xanthomaculatus Fourmanoir & Rivaton (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae)

Macleay Collections, Chau Chak Wing Museum, University Avenue, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Ichthyology, Australian Museum Research Institute, 1 William Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia.
4Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Pisces ichthyology systematics Odontanthias Coral Sea


Although previously classified in the genus Pseudanthias Bleeker, 1871, the holotype of Anthias xanthomaculatus Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979 from New Caledonia was recently shown to be a juvenile specimen of the genus Odontanthias Bleeker, 1873, and possibly conspecific with Odontanthias grahami Randall & Heemstra, 2006 from eastern Australia. Meaningful comparison with the latter species was problematic as it was known only from four adult specimens. Recent collection of a size series of six specimens from the Lord Howe Rise confirms that the two nominal species are conspecific. Odontanthias grahami is therefore placed in the synonymy of A. xanthomaculatus.



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