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Observations of a Probable Hybrid Angelfish of the Genus Holacanthus from the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

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Title: Observations of a Probable Hybrid Angelfish of the Genus Holacanthus from the Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Authors: Sala, Enric
Aburto-Oropeza, Octavio
Arreola-Robles, Jose L.
Issue Date: Apr 1999
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Sala E, Aburto-Oropeza O, Arreola-Robles JL. 1999. Observations of a probable hybrid angelfish of the genus Holacanthus from the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Pac Sci 53(2): 181-184.
Abstract: A probable new hybrid angelfish was observed in Cabo San
Lucas, Baja California, Mexico. Body coloration was olive brown, with a
dark orange area behind the head and a vertical white bar posterior to the pectoral
fin. The caudal fin was bright orange red, and pelvic fins were pale yellow.
Dorsal and anal fin margins were bright blue and pointed. All characters support
the hypothesis that the unidentified pomacanthid is a hybrid of Holacanthus
passer and H. clarionensis, and we suggest a possible explanation for this
interspecific hybridization.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1648
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 53, Number 2, 1999



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