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Title: A New Species of the Genus Pempheris (Teleostei: Pempherididae) from Rapa Iti, French Polynesia 
Author: Mooi, Randall D.
Date: 1998-04
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Mooi RD. 1998. A new species of the genus Pempheris (Teleostei: Pempherididae) from Rapa Iti, French Polynesia. Pac Sci 52(2): 154-160.
Abstract: Pempheris rapa Mooi, n. sp., is distinguished from congeners by
the following combination of characters: scales strongly ctenoid and adherent;
no gular scales; pelvic axillary scale absent; dorsal fin with six spines; in specimens
35 mm SL or larger, gill-raker counts on first arch 11-13+26-29 =
37-42 (usually 38-40); lateral-line scales 72-84 (rarely fewer than 76); no
anterior light organ; anal fin with 33-37 segmented rays. A second species of
Pempheris of uncertain identification, but a member of the cycloid-scaled and
keeled species complex that includes P. oualensis, was found among the collections
of the new species.
ISSN: 0030-8870

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