​A review of soles of the genus Aseraggodes from the South Pacific, with descriptions of seven new species and a diagnosis of Synclidopus.

John E. Randall

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 62 (2) p. 191–212 (2005)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2005.62.7

Abstract

The soleid genus Parachirus Matsubara and Ochiai is referred to the synonymy of Aseraggodes Kaup. Aseraggodes persimilis (Günther) and A. ocellatus Weed are reclassified in the genus Pardachirus Günther. Synclidopus macleayanus (Ramsay) from Queensland and NSW is redescribed. A diagnosis is given for Aseraggodes, and a key and species accounts provided for the following 12 species of the genus from islands of Oceania in the South Pacific and the east coast of Australia: A. auroculus, sp. nov. from the Society Islands; A. bahamondei from Easter Island and Lord Howe Island; A. cyclurus, sp. nov. from the Society Islands; A. lateralis, sp. nov. from the Marquesas Islands; A. lenisquamis, sp. nov. from NSW; A. magnoculus sp. nov. from New Caledonia; A. melanostictus (Peters) from 73 m off Bougainville and a first record for the Great Barrier Reef from 115 m; A. nigrocirratus, sp. nov. from NSW; A. normani Chabanaud from southern Queensland and NSW; A. pelvicus, sp. nov. from the Great Barrier Reef; A. ramsaii (Ogilby) from Lord Howe Island, with a first record for New Caledonia; and A. whitakeri Woods as first records from the Caroline Islands, Coral Sea, New Caledonia, Fiji, American Samoa, Phoenix Islands, and Society Islands. Presumed hybrids of A. lenisquamis and A. nigrocirratus were found in two Australian Museum lots of specimens from NSW.

Citation

Randall, J.E., 2005. A review of soles of the genus Aseraggodes from the South Pacific, with descriptions of seven new species and a diagnosis of Synclidopus.. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 62: 191-212. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2005.62.7

PUBLICATION DATE: 31 DECEMBER 2005

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