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Tetraodontiform fishes, mostly from deep waters, of New Caledonia
Matsuura, K.; Tyler, J.C. (1997). Tetraodontiform fishes, mostly from deep waters, of New Caledonia, in: Séret, B. (Ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 17. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 174: pp. 173-208
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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  • Matsuura, K.
  • Tyler, J.C.

Abstract
    A study of the tetraodontiforms collected mainly from deep water off New Caledonia by ORSTOM resulted in finding many significant range extensions and numerous specimens of several poorly known species, especially of spikefishes and boxfishes. The New Caledonian collecfions include 20 species of tetraodontiforms: six of Triacanthodidae, five of Monacanthidae, one of Aracanidae, one of Ostraciidae, one of Triodontidae, and six of Tetraodontidae. Two especially poorly known species of triacanthodids, Paratriacanthodes retrospinis md Triacanthodes intermedius, are described in detail on the basis of many specimens. The monacanthid Thamnaconus fijiensis, hitherto only known from the holotype, is recorded for the first time from outside the type locality. The rarely collected boxfish Kentrocapros flavofasciatus, which has been known only from the China seas and Japan, is recorded for the first time from the south Pacific, and this suggests that this species is antitropical in distribution.

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