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Amphiprion barberi, a new species of anemonefish (Pomacentridae) from Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa

Allen, Gerald R.; Drew, Joshua Adam; Kaufman, Les

Amphiprion barberi, a new species of anemonefish fish, is 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. It 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 presented here confirms the separation of these species.

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Published In
Aqua
Volume
14
Issue
3
Pages
105 - 114
Academic Units
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
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