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Observations of a Probable Hybrid Angelfish of the Genus Holacanthus from the Sea of Cortez, Mexico
|Title:||Observations of a Probable Hybrid Angelfish of the Genus Holacanthus from the Sea of Cortez, Mexico|
Arreola-Robles, Jose L.
|Date Issued:||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
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Pacific Science Volume 53, Number 2, 1999|
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