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

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: 11

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.177470

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C636785B-FFB3-E21D-44D6-8C09FDA43E4C

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Plazi

scientific name

Caranx
status

n. sp.

Caranx  n. sp.

This undescribed species resembling C. hippos (Linnaeus, 1766)  is being described by W. Smith-Vaniz and K. Carpenter (in press). It is characterized by a conspicuously white anal fin edge and large adults have a rather deep body and long dorsal and anal fin lobes. A large adult was photographed near Bom Bom Islet, Príncipe, in 15 m depth ( Figure 11) and observed by CLS and PW at Diogo Vaz, São Tomé, in 25–30 m depth. Elsewhere this species has been recorded from Mauritania to Angola and from Ascension Island (Smith- Vaniz, pers. comm.). The species was identified from photos (only a tissue sample was collected from a specimen from São Tomé fish market).