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Ecsenius niue, new species of blenniid fish, and new distribution records for other species in the Opsifrontalis species group
Citation
Springer, V.G. (2002) Data from: Ecsenius niue, new species of blenniid fish, and new distribution records for other species in the Opsifrontalis species group. Southwestern OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 10 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=niue_blennids released on May 31, 2015.

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Description
Ecsenius niue is described from Niue Islands, SW Pacific. It is a member of the Opsidrontalis species group and is most similar to the Fijian endemic E. fijiensis, from which it differs in having six, as opposed to seven, vertical pairs of dark spots on the body posterior to a vertical from the base of the first segmented dorsal-fin ray, and in having the posteriormost pair of dark spots posteriorly elongate and attenuating onto the base of the caudal fin, as opposed to the spots being roughly cicular and discrete. It differs from the superficially similar E. tigris (islands of the Queensland Plateau) in lacking the three of four dark spots on the body ventral to those on the dorsal body contour below the spinous dorsal fin. New distribution records are given for E. axelrodi, E. bathi, and E. opsifrontalis.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, PSW, Southeast Pacific Basin, Blenniidae Rafinesque, 1810

Geographical coverage
PSW, Southeast Pacific Basin [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1975 - 1988

Taxonomic coverage
Blenniidae Rafinesque, 1810 [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), more
Smithsonian Institution; National Museum of Natural History (NMNM), moredata creator

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

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