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Gemfishes (Scombroidei, Gempylidae, Rexea) of New Caledonia, southwest Pacific Ocean, with description of a new species
Roberts, C.D.; Stewart, A.L. (1997). Gemfishes (Scombroidei, Gempylidae, Rexea) of New Caledonia, southwest Pacific Ocean, with description of a new species, in: Séret, B. (Ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 17. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 174: pp. 125-141
In: Séret, B. (Ed.) (1997). Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 17. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 174. Éditions du Muséum: Paris. ISBN 2-85653-500-3. 213 pp., more
In: Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie. Editions du Muséum: Paris. ISSN 0078-9747, more
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Keywords
    New species; Gempylidae Gill, 1862 [WoRMS]; Rexea alisae Roberts & Stewart, 1997 [WoRMS]; Rexea antefurcata Parin, 1989 [WoRMS]; Rexea bengalensis (Alcock, 1894) [WoRMS]; ISEW, New Caledonia [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Roberts, C.D.
  • Stewart, A.L.

Abstract
    Gemfishes of the genus Rexea from the New Caledonia Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) are reviewed based on fresh and preserved specimens. Three species are recognized: Rexea antefurcata Parin, 1989, confirming recent records (previously also recorded as R. prometheoides), distinguished by the presence of small scales on the caudal peduncle and extending anteriorly along the edges of the lower lateral line, lateral line branching below the 4th-5th dorsal fin spines, a long pectoral fin, and dusky colour of spinous dorsal fin membrane and (in adults) pectoral fin; R. bengalensis (Alcock, 1894), first record, distinguished by its small maximum size, lateral line branching below the 5th-6th dorsal fin spines, long pectoral fin, and naked body (except lateral line); and R. alisae sp. nov., endemic, distinguished by 3-4 dorsal finlets and 4 anal finlets, lateral line branching below the 6th to 7th dorsal fin spines, posterior extent of the upper lateral line, its naked body (except lateral line), and coloration. A key to New Caledonian gemfishes {Rexea spp., Rexichthys johnpaxtoni and Promethichthys prometheus) is provided.

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