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Five new species of the damselfish genus Chromis (Perciformes: Labroidei: Pomacentridae) from deep coral reefs in the tropical western Pacific
Citation
Pyle, Richard L., John L. Earle & Brian D. Greene. 2008. Data from: Five new species of the damselfish genus Chromis (Perciformes: Labroidei: Pomacentridae) from deep coral reefs in the tropical western Pacific. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 38 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=westpac_chromis released on June 25, 2015.

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Description
Five new species of the damselfish genus Chromis (Perciformes3: Labroidei: Pomacentridae) are described from specimens collected from deep (>60 m) coral-reef habitat in the western Pacific by divers using mixed-gas closed-circuit rebreather gear. more

Two of the five new species (C. abyssus and C. circumaurea) are each described from specimens taken at a single locality within the Caroline Islands (Palau and Yap, respectively); one (C. degruyi) is described from specimens collected or observed throughout the Caroline Islands, and two (C. brevirostris and C. earina) are described from specimens collected from several localities throughout the Caroline Islands, Fiji, and Vanuatu. All five species can easily be distinguished from other known Chromis, and from each other, on the basis of colour and morphology. These new species represent the first five scientific names prospectively registered in the official ICZN ZooBank registry.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, ISE, Tropical Pacific, IW, West Pacific, Pomacentridae

Geographical coverage
ISE, Tropical Pacific [Marine Regions]
IW, West Pacific [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
6 May 1997 - 27 April 2007

Taxonomic coverage
Pomacentridae Bonaparte, 1831 [WoRMS]

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

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

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-10-14
Information last updated: 2015-10-15
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