Species Diversity
Online ISSN : 2189-7301
Print ISSN : 1342-1670
First Japanese Specimen-based Record of Liopropoma tonstrinum (Teleostei: Serranidae), from Minami-daito Island, Daito Islands, southern Japan
Keita KoedaSatoru N. ChibaHiroyuki Motomura
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2015 Volume 20 Issue 1 Pages 19-22

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A single specimen (25.8mm standard length) of a serranid fish, Liopropoma tonstrinum Randall and Taylor, 1988, was collected from Minami-daito Island in the Daito Islands, southern Japan. This species was previously known based on specimens from Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean, and various islands in the Pacific Ocean, including the Society Islands, American Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia, Indonesia, Palau, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Wake Island, as well as from underwater photographs taken in the Mariana Islands and southern Japan. Thus, the present specimen represents the first record from Japan based on a voucher specimen, as well as the northernmost specimen-based record of this species up to now.

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