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Pisces, Pleuronectiformes: Flatfishes from the waters around New Caledonia. Six species of the bothid genera Tosarhombus and Parabothus
Amaoka, K.; Mihara, E.; Rivaton, J. (1997). Pisces, Pleuronectiformes: Flatfishes from the waters around New Caledonia. Six species of the bothid genera Tosarhombus and Parabothus, in: Séret, B. (Ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 17. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 174: pp. 143-171
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; Parabothus Norman, 1931 [WoRMS]; Tosarhombus Amaoka, 1969 [WoRMS]; ISEW, New Caledonia [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Amaoka, K.
  • Mihara, E.
  • Rivaton, J.

Abstract
    Six species of the two related bothid genera Tosarhombus and Parabothus from the Coral Sea are described and keys to species are provided: T. neocaledonicus Amaoka & Rivaton, 1991, T. longimanus sp. nov., T. brevis sp. nov., P. filipes sp. nov., P. kiensis (Tanaka, 1918) and P. coarctatus (Gilbert, 1905). T. longimanus is characterized by having uniserial teeth on upper jaw, a pectoral fin on the ocular side longer than the head in males, 6 2 - 7 1 scales in the lateral line and a light brown body. T. brevis is characterized by having a deeper body, a shorter pectoral fin on the ocular side in males and smaller mouth. P.filipes is distinguished from known congeners of the genus by the greatly elongated pelvic fm in males and the small number of scales in the lateral line. P. kiensis and P. coarctatus represent first records from the Coral Sea.

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