Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer
Article
Published: 2019-08-27

Branchiostegus biendong, a New Tilefish from Vietnam (Perciformes: Branchiostegidae)

Laboratory of Marine Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Kochi University, 2-5-1 Akebono-cho, Kochi 780-8520, Japan
190 Le Lai street, Haiphong, Vietnam
Laboratory of Marine Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Kochi University, 2-5-1 Akebono-cho, Kochi 780-8520, Japan
taxonomy Acanthopterygii bottom fish new species South China Sea

Abstract

A new tilefish, Branchiostegus biendong, is described on the basis of three specimens (181–209 mm in standard length [SL]) collected from a local fish market of Quy Nhon on the South China Sea coast of central Vietnam. It can be distinguished from 17 congeners in having the following combination of characters: six diagonal scale rows exposed on cheek; cheek scales moderately large (diameter 2.2–2.5% SL); predorsal ridge black; cheek almost silver with an oval-shaped, yellow blotch along ventral margin of eye; dorsal fin translucent yellowish with narrow black margin overlapping stronger yellowish coloration dorsally; upper lobe of caudal fin with 5–6 yellow stripes and tip with black blotch; and lower lobe of caudal fin navy blue. A key to five species of Branchiostegus from Vietnamese waters is provided.

References

  1. Aizawa, M. & Doiuchi, R. (2013) Branchiostegidae. In: Nakabo, T., (Ed.), Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, third edition. Tokai University Press, Hadano, pp. 867–868, 1987. [in Japanese]

    Amirthalingam, C. (1969) A new fish from the Red Sea. Sudan Notes and Records, (50), 129–133., pls. 1–3.

    Chabanaud, P. (1924) Descriptions d’une espece nouvelle et d’une forme supposee nouvelle de poissons de mer de la cote d’Annam. Bulletin du Museum National d’Historire Naturelle (Serie 1), 30 (5), 357–363.

    Chen, Q.C., Chen, Z., Cai, Y.Z. & Lin, S.J. (2002) Fishes from Nansha Islands to South China Coastal Waters II. Science Press, Peking, 114 pp.

    Craig, M.T., Sadovy de Mitcheson, Y.J. & Heemstra, P.C. (2011) Groupers of the World: a Field and Market Guide. NISC (Pty) Ltd, Grahamstown, xx+356 pp., pls. A, 1–47.

    Cuvier, G. & Valenciennes, A. (1830) Histoire naturelle des poissons. Vol. 5. Paris, 374 pp.

    Dooley, J.K. (1978) Systemtics and biology of the tilefishes (Perciformes: Branchiostegidae and Malacanthidae), with descriptions of two new species. National Oceanography and Atomospheric Administration Technical Report, National Marine Fisheries Service Circular, USA, 411, v + 78 pp.

    Dooley, J.K. (1999) Family Malacanthidae. In: Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H., (Eds.), FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 4, Bony fishes, part 2 (Mugillidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome, pp. 2630–2648.

    Dooley, J.K. & Iwatsuki, Y. (2012) A new species of deepwater tilefish (Percoidea: Branchiostegidae) from the Philippines, with a brief discussion of the status of tilefish systematics. Zootaxa, 3249, 31–38.

    Dooley J.K. & Kailola, P.J. (1988) Four new tilefishes from the northwestern Indian Ocean, with a review of the genus Branchiostegus. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 35 (3), 247–260.

    Dooley, J.K. & Rao, N. (1982) A remarkable tilefish record and comments on the Philippine tilefishes. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 28 (4), 450–454.

    Fourmanoir, P. (1965) Listge complémentaire des poissons marines de Nha-trung. Ocanographic Numero Special Cahiers O. R. S. T. O. M. (Office de la Recherche Scientifique et Techinique Outre-Mer). Serie Oceanographie, 1–114.

    Herre, A.W. (1926) Four rare Philippine fishes. Philippine Journal of Science, 31 (2), 217– 225, pls. 1–2.

    Herre, A.W. (1928) Three new Philippine fishes. Philippine Journal of Science, 35 (1), 31– 37, pls. 1–3.

    Hiramatsu, W. & Yoshino, T. (2012) A new tilefish, Branchiostegus okinawaensis (Perciformes: Branchiostegidae), from Okinawa Island, Southern Japan. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science, Series A (Zoology). Supplement, 6, 41–49.

    Horikawa, H., Zheng, Y. & Meng, T. (2001) Biological and ecological characteristics of Red horsehead. In: Horikawa, H., Y. Zheng & T. Meng, (Eds.), Biological and ecological characteristics of valuable fisheries resources from the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea-comparison between the Chinese and Japanese knowledges. Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, Nagasaki, pp. 65–76. [in Japanese]

    Houttuyn, M. (1782) Beschryving van eenige Japanese visschen, en andere zee-schepzelen. Verhandelingen der Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, Haarlem, 20 (pt. 2), 311–350.

    Hubbs, C.L. & Lagler, K.F. (1958) Fishes of the Great Lake Region. Bulletin of Cranbrook Institute of Science, 26, xi + 213 pp., 44 pls.

    Ishikawa, H. (2010) Umino Sakana Daizukan. Nitto-shoin, Tokyo, 400 pp. [in Japanese]

    Kim, Y.U. & Ryu, J.W. (1998) Taxonomic revision of the genus Branchiostegus (Perciformes, Pisces) from the adjacent waters of Korea. Korean Journal of Ichthyology, 10 (1), 40–48.

    Kimura, S, Imamura, H., Nguyen, V.Q. & Ha, P.H. (Eds.) (2018) Fishes of Ha Long Bay, the natural world heritage side in northern Vietnam. Fisheries Research Laboratory, Mie University, Shima, ix + 314 pp.

    Kishinouye, K. (1907) The three species of Latilus in Japan. Dobutsugaku Zasshi (= Zoological Magazine Tokyo), 13 (157), 359–329.

    Kuronuma, K. (1961) A Check List of Fishes of Vietnam. Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources United States Operations Mission to Vietnam, U. S. Operations Mission to Vietnam. United States Consultants Inch, International Cooperation Administration, vii + 66 pp.

    Kyushin, K., Amaoka, K., Nakaya, K., Ida, H., Tanino, Y. & Senta, T. Eds. (1982) Fishes of the South China Sea. Japan Marine Fishery Resource Research Center, Tokyo, 333 pp., 291 pls. [In Japanese and English]

    Matsuura, K., Shibukawa, K., Shinohara, G. & Liu, J. (2001) Fishes collected from the shallow waters of Hainan Island, South China Sea. National Science Museum Monographs, (21), 101–126.

    Muda, O., Mansor, M.I., Vinh, C.T., Mohd Taupek, M.N. & Aznan, Z. (2001) Fish taxonomic studies in the South China Sea, Area IV: Vietnamese waters. In: SEAFDEC (Ed.), Proceedings of the SEAFDEC Seminar on Fishery Resources in the South China Sea, Area IV: Vietnamese Waters (18–20 September 2000, Bangkok). Southeastern Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEADEC), Bangkok, pp. 41–54.

    Nelson, J.S., Grande, T.C. & Wilson, M.V.H. (2016) Fishes of the World. 5th edition. John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, xli + 707 pp.

    https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119174844

    Shao, R.-T. (1993) Latilinae, Malacanthidae. In: Shen, S.-C. (Ed.), Fishes of Taiwan. National Taiwan University, Taipei, pp. 326–327, pls. 87–10, 88–1–2. [in Chinese]

    Shen, S.-C. (1984) Coastal Fishes of Taiwan. National Taiwan University. Taipei, xi + 191 pp., 152 pls.

    Temminck, C.J. & Schlegel, H. (1846) Pisces. In: Siebold, P.F.de. (Ed.), Fauna Japonica, sive descriptio animalium, quae in itinere per Japoniam, jussu et auspiciis, superiorum, qui summum in India Batava imperium tenent, suscepto, annis 1823-1830 collegit, notis, observationibus et adumbrationibus illustravit Ph. Fr. de Siebold. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden] (A. Arnz et soc.). (pls. 10–14), pp.173–269.

    Whitley, G.P. (1932) Studies in ichthyology No. 6. Records of the Australian Museum, 18, 331–348., pls. 16–19.

    https://doi.org/10.3853/j.0067-1975.18.1932.737

    Yamada, U., Horikawa, H. & Yamashita, H. (1998) Branchiostegus argentatus x B. japonicus? Seikai Regional Fisheries Research Laboratory News, (95), 1. [In Japanese]

    Yamada, U., Horikawa, H. & Yamashita, H. (2000) Branchiostegus albus x B. japonicus? Seikai Regional Fisheries Research Laboratory News, (100), 1. [In Japanese]

    Yamashita, H., Yanagimoto, T., Sakai, T., Yano, A. & Tokai, T. (2013) Natural hybrids of Branchiostegus japonicus and B. auratus landed at Nagasaki and Oita fish market. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi, 79 (5), 804–812. [In Japanese with English abstract]

    Yoshino, T., Hiramatsu, W., Tabeta, O. & Hayashi, Y. (1984) First record of the tilefish, Branchiostegus argentatus (Cuvier) from Japanese waters with discussion of the validity of B. auratus (Kishinouye). Galaxea, 3 (2), 145–151.