Invemar
Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research

DESCRIPCION DE UNA ESPECIE NUEVA DE HYPOPLECTRUS (PISCES: SERRANIDAE) DEL CARIBE OCCIDENTAL Y COMENTARIOS SOBRE LAS ESPECIES COLOMBIANAS DEL GENERO

Arturo Acero P., Jaime Garzón Ferreira

Abstract


The masked hamlet is herewith officially described as Hypoplectrus providencianus n. sp. It can be clearly separated from the other hamlets by coloration: light body, black tear-like bar, pectorals fins black or at leastwith black upper edges, caudal fin dark or at leastwith upper and lower dark margins, a black caudal saddle well developed to absent. The new species is known only from islands of the western Caribbean and adjacent waters: Providencia, Courtown (= Bolivar) and Alburquerque cays, Grand Cayman and Jamaica. Information is presented about the other species of the genus known from Colombia: barred hamlet, butter hamlet, black hamlet, shy hamlet, golden hamlet and indigo hamlet.

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DOI: 10.25268/bimc.invemar.1994.23.0.386

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