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Antennatus linearis, a New Indo-Pacific Species of Frogfish (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae)

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Item Summary Randall, John E. Holcom, Ronald R. 2008-09-14T23:01:56Z 2008-09-14T23:01:56Z 2001-04
dc.identifier.citation Randall JE, Holcom RR. 2001. Antennatus linearis, a new Indo-Pacific species of frogfish (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae). Pac Sci 55(2): 137-144.
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870
dc.description.abstract Antennatus linearis is described as a new species of frogfish (family Antennariidae) from three specimens from the Hawaiian Islands, one from the Molucca Islands, one from Aldabra, and four from Mozambique and Natal, South Africa, the largest 60 mm standard length. It is distinct from the wide-ranging Indo-Pacific A. tuberosus in having a caudal peduncle, 9-10 instead of 11-12 (rarely 10) pectoral rays, usually all or all but one of the pectoral rays branched (usually all simple in A. tuberosus), longer and more widely spaced dermal spicules, and a longer second dorsal spine (10.5-13.4% SL, compared with 6.5-9.8% for A. tuberosus). It differs from the eastern PacificA. strigatus and the Japanese A. fiagellatus in having the illicium 1.55-1.95 times longer than the second dorsal spine (about equal to the second spine in A. strigatus, and about 3.6 times longer in A. fiagellatus). It differs from all three species in its striking pattern of curving dark lines on the head and body.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press
dc.title Antennatus linearis, a New Indo-Pacific Species of Frogfish (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae)
dc.type Article
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Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 55, Number 2, 2001

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