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A new genus and species of fish (Nemaclinus atelestos) from the western Atlantic (Perciformes: Clinidae)
Böhlke, J.E.; Springer, V.G. (1975). A new genus and species of fish (Nemaclinus atelestos) from the western Atlantic (Perciformes: Clinidae). Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 127(7): 57-61
In: Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Academy of Natural Sciences: Philadelphia,. ISSN 0097-3157, more
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    Identification keys; New genera; New species; Organism morphology; Clinidae Swainson, 1839 [WoRMS]; Nemaclinus atelestos Böhlke & Springer, 1975 [WoRMS]; AW, West Atlantic [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Böhlke, J.E.
  • Springer, V.G.

    Nemaclinus atelestos occurs at depths between 27-110 m and has been collected from the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, Martinique, St. Lucia, Nicaragua and northern Gulf of Mexico. It is most similar to the clinid genera Haptoclinus, Malacoctenus, Starksia and Xenomedea. A table is presented comparing certain characters of the five genera. Nemaclinus is readily distinguished from all other clinids by its greatly elongated ninth pectoral-fin ray.

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