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Acanthurus nigros Gunther, a Valid Species of Surgeonfish, Distinct from the Hawaiian A. nigroris Valenciennes.

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Title: Acanthurus nigros Gunther, a Valid Species of Surgeonfish, Distinct from the Hawaiian A. nigroris Valenciennes.
Authors: Randall, John E.
DiBattista, Joseph D.
Wilcox, Christie
LC Subject Headings: Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Apr 2011
Publisher: Honolulu, University of Hawaii
Citation: Randall JE, DiBattista JD, Wilcox C. Acanthurus nigros Gunther, a Valid Species of Surgeonfish, Distinct from the Hawaiian A. nigroris Valenciennes. 65(2): 265-276.
Series/Report no.: vol. 65, no. 2
Abstract: The Blueline Surgeonfish, Acanthurus nigroris Valenciennes, formerly considered as wide-ranging in the central and western Pacific, is restricted to the Hawaiian Islands. Acanthurus nigros Gü nther, type locality Vanuatu, is available for the sister species from the Pitcairn Islands west to the Great Barrier Reef and Caroline Islands. Although these two species are very similar in color, there are fin-ray and gill-raker differences, and the genetic difference (i.e., 4.12% mtDNA cytochrome b sequence divergence) alone warrants species recognition.
Description: v. ill. 23 cm.
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Pages/Duration: 12 p.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/23225
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science, Volume 65, Number 2, 2011



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