Pseudogramma guineensis (Norman, 1935)

Wirtz, Peter, Ferreira, Carlos Eduardo L., Floeter, Sergio R., Fricke, Ronald, Gasparini, João Luiz, Iwamoto, Tomio, Rocha, Luiz, 2007, Coastal Fishes of São Tomé and Príncipe islands, Gulf of Guinea (Eastern Atlantic Ocean) — an update, Zootaxa 1523, pp. 1-48: 10

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.177470

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2202520B-A3E7-492D-A932-14463CD6DAF9

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C636785B-FFB0-E21E-44D6-884AFB803D00

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pseudogramma guineensis (Norman, 1935)
status

 

Pseudogramma guineensis (Norman, 1935) 

Pseudogramma guineensis  was previously known only from the holotype (as redescribed by Randall and Baldwin, 1997: 31–32, fig. 6). The specimens in SMNSAbout SMNS 25235 (18.2–25.5 mm SL) from rocky bottom in 22 m depth at Sete Pedras agree with the holotype in lacking a supraorbital tentacle, having VII, 20 dorsal fin rays, and 17–18 pectoral fin rays. The SMNSAbout SMNS specimens have III, 17 and III, 16 anal fin rays, respectively, while the similar species P. gregoryi (Breder, 1927)  has III, 14–16. The holotype of P. guineensis  has 16 lateral line scales, while SMNSAbout SMNS has 22–24, and P. gregoryi  has 24–30. The lateral scales in a longitudinal row are 48 in the holotype of P. guineensis  , 46–48 in SMNSAbout SMNS 25235, and 42–46 in P. g re g o r y i. Lateral line scales and longitudinal lateral scale rows are thus not useful to distinguish the two species. Brito et al. (1999) recorded Pseudogramma bermudensis (Kanazawa, 1952)  from the Cape Verde Islands. Lubbock (1980) recorded this species from Ascension Island. Pseudogramma bermudensis  is a synonym of P. gregoryi (Breder, 1927)  . Alberto Brito informed us (pers. comm. to PW) that his specimen from the Cape Verde Islands has now been re-identified as P. guineensis  and suggested that the São Tomé Pseudogramma  might belong to this species. The identity of the Ascension Pseudogramma  needs checking.

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Perciformes

Family

Serranidae

Genus

Pseudogramma

Loc

Pseudogramma guineensis (Norman, 1935)

Wirtz, Peter, Ferreira, Carlos Eduardo L., Floeter, Sergio R., Fricke, Ronald, Gasparini, João Luiz, Iwamoto, Tomio, Rocha, Luiz 2007

2007
Loc

Pseudogramma bermudensis

Kanazawa 1952

1952
Loc

P. gregoryi

Breder 1927

1927
Loc

P. gregoryi

Breder 1927

1927