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Xanthichthys greenei, a new species of triggerfish (Balistidae) from the Line Islands
Citation
Pyle R, Earle J (2013) Data from: Xanthichthys greenei, a new species of triggerfish (Balistidae) from the Line Islands. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 5 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=triggerfish_line_islands released on June 20, 2015.
Contact: Mackay, Kevin

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Description
Xanthichthys greenei n. sp. is described from six specimens, 97-154 mm standard length (SL) collected from mesophotic coral ecosystems (90-100 m) at Kiritimati (Christmas Island), Line Islands, part of the Republic of Kiribati in the Central Pacific. Of the six species of Xanthichthys, it is most similar to the Atlantic X. ringens and the Indo-West Pacific X. lineopunctatus, sharing with these species the character of three pigmented cheek grooves. It is distinctive in its low body scale row count (33-35, other Xanthichthys species with 39 or more), small size (maximum SL 154 mm, other species over 225 mm), and color pattern of scattered dark spots sub-dorsally and no other spots or lines on body.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, ISEW, Kiribati, Balistidae

Geographical coverage
ISEW, Kiribati

Temporal coverage
2005

Taxonomic coverage
Balistidae Rafinesque, 1810 [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Bishop Museum (BPBM), moredata creator National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), more

Related datasets
Published in:
NZOBIS: Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Pyle, R.L.; Earle, J.L. (2013). Xanthichthys greenei, a new species of triggerfish (Balistidae) from the Line Islands. Biodiversity Data Journal 1: e994. hdl.handle.net/10.3897/BDJ.1.e994, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-26
Information last updated: 2015-03-26
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