A new species of the genus Scolopsis Cuvier, 1830 (Perciformes: Nemipteridae) from southern India and Sri Lanka

S Mishra, Sudeepta Biswas, Barry Russell, K Satpathy, M Selvanayagam

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    Abstract

    Scolopsis igcarensis, a new species of monocle bream (family Nemipteridae) from the coastal waters of southern India and Sri Lanka is described. The species is distinguished from other species of the genus Scolopsis by a combination of the following characters: scales on top of head reaching forward to between anterior nostril and snout tip; lower margin of eye below the line from snout tip to upper pectoral fin base; a bony ridge below eye; a white band from behind eye to level of end of dorsal fin base.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)443-449
    Number of pages7
    JournalZootaxa
    Volume3609
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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