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Redescription of Anthias xanthomaculatus Fourmanoir and Rivaton, and its reassignment in the genus Odontanthias Bleeker (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae)

Macleay Museum and School of Life and Environmental Sciences, A12—Macleay Building, The University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia.
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, PO Box 4646, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia.
Pisces ichthyology taxonomy New Caledonia Australia Odontanthias grahami Sacura


Anthias xanthomaculatus is redescribed from re-examination of the holotype. On the basis of fin shape, meristic details and presence of two closely spaced supraneural bones, it is assigned to the genus Odontanthias Bleeker. It is compared with known Odontanthias species, and shown to be a valid species of the genus and a possible senior synonym of O. grahami Randall & Heemstra. Comparative data for the holotype and three non-type specimens of O. grahami are provided.



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