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Title: Two New Soles of the Genus Aseraggodes (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae) from the Hawaiian Islands
Authors: Randall, John E.
Issue Date: Oct-1996
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Randall JE. 1996. Two new soles of the genus Aseraggodes (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae) from the Hawaiian Islands. Pac Sci 50(4): 427-440.
Abstract: A brief review is given of the literature of the soleid genus Aseraggodes,
restricted to the Indo-Pacific region except for one species in the Galapagos
Islands. Aseraggodes ocellatus, described from Sri Lanka by Weed
(1961), is synonymized with Pardachirus pavoninus (Lacepede). Aseraggodes is
represented in the Hawaiian Islands by two shallow-water endemic species: A.
borehami Randall, n. sp., is distinct in its combination of having 71-75 dorsal
rays; 49-52 anal rays; 66-70 lateral-line scales; a moderately elongate body
(depth 2.55-2.8 in SL); front of upper lip not overlapping lower lip when
mouth closed; caudal peduncle present but short; moderately large size (largest
of 10 specimens, 102.8 mm SL); and an ocular-side color pattern of light
brown with numerous irregular white spots, some scales variously edged in
dark brown. Aseraggodes therese Randall, n. sp., has 72-79 dorsal rays; 5461
anal rays; 60-66 lateral-line scales; body depth 2.25 to 2.75 in SL; front
of upper lip overlapping lower lip when mouth closed; no caudal peduncle;
small size (largest of 27 specimens, 66 mm SL); and an ocular-side color pattern
dominated by irregular dark brown blotches of variable size, the largest in three
longitudinal series.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 50, Number 4, 1996

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