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Amphiprion barberi, a new species of anemonefish (Pomacentridae) from Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa
Citation
Allen, G.R.; Drew, J.; Kaufman, L. (2008). Data from: Amphiprion barberi, a new species of anemonefish (Pomacentridae) from Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 8 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=amphiprionbarberi
Contact: Mackay, Kevin

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Description
Amphiprion barberi, a new species of anemonefish fish, has been described from 46 specimens, 16.3-85.8 mm SL, collected at depths of 2-10 m from coral reefs of Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa. Occurrence data for the type specimens as presented in this dataset. A. barberi is closely allied to A. melanopus, which is widely distributed in the western Pacific. The two species exhibit significant colour-pattern differences, including a mainly reddish orange body in A. barberi and dark brown or blackish body in A. melanopus. Adults of the new species also possess fewer spinules (11-19 versus 19-26) in the upper-opercular series than A. melanopus. Genetic data confirms the separation of these species.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, ISE, Tonga, ISE, Western Samoa, ISEW, Fiji, Amphiprion barberi Allen, Drew & Kaufman, 2008

Geographical coverage
ISE, Tonga
ISE, Western Samoa
ISEW, Fiji [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
28 June 1965 - 17 May 2003

Taxonomic coverage
Amphiprion barberi Allen, Drew & Kaufman, 2008 [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Columbia University, moredata creator Conservation International, moredata creator National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), moredata creator

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

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-01-19
Information last updated: 2016-01-20
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