Hypleurochilus pseudoaequipinnis Bath, 1994

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: 16

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Hypleurochilus pseudoaequipinnis Bath, 1994


Hypleurochilus pseudoaequipinnis Bath, 1994 

SMNSAbout SMNS 24224 (1 specimen, Bom Bom Islet) and SMNSAbout SMNS 24131 (1 specimen, Bom Bom Islet). UFESAbout UFES 141 (1 specimen, Santana Islet). Afonso et al. (1999) recorded this species as Hypleurochilus aequipinnis Günther, 1861  , based on an underwater observation by PW. H. aequipinnis  and H. pseudoaequipinnis  are sister species in the eastern and the western Atlantic, respectively. Surprisingly, the three SMNSAbout SMNS and UFESAbout UFES specimens from São Tomé and Príncipe correspond to the western Atlantic pseudoaequipinnis  and not the eastern Atlantic aequipinnis  in the shape of the supraorbital tentacles and the colour of the head, as described by Bath (1994). Comparative material: H. aequipinnis  : SMNSAbout SMNS 16660, Senegal; H. pseudaequipinnis  : SMNSAbout SMNS 19384, Netherlands Antilles.


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