Three new Species and six new Records of small Serranoid Fishes from Curaçao and Puerto Rico
Among the fishes taken during a recent collecting trip to Curaçao are three very colorful small serranoids which represent undescribed species. Two of the three new fishes are grammids of the previously monotypic genus Lipogramma, and their discovery necessitates a slight modification of the generic description. The remaining fish is provisionally placed in Chorististium (this genus may not be distinct from Liopropoma). Five other small serranids and one grammistid not known from Curaçao were also collected: Chorististium rubre, and C. mowbrayi, Serranus annularis, S. luciopercanus, Schultzea beta Pseudogramma bermudensis. Four of these fishes have also been taken in Puerto Rico for the first time and two of the new species as well. The holotype of each new species has been deposited in the United States National Museum (USNM). Paratypes have been variously placed in the U.S. National Museum, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP), Marine Laboratory of the University of Miami (UMML), Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie at Leiden (RMNH) and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPR).
|Journal||Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands|
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Randall, J. E. (1963). Three new Species and six new Records of small Serranoid Fishes from Curaçao and Puerto Rico. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands, 19(1), 77–110.