First record of Lutjanus madras (Perciformes: Lutjanidae) from the Pacific Ocean, with comments on its intraspecific morphological variation

Muto N., Alama U.B., Kakioka R., Babaran R.P., Motomura H.

Date de parution: juillet 2017
Volume: 41
Number: 3
Pagination: 295-298
Editeur: Société Française d'Ichtyologie

The Indian snapper Lutjanus madras (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1831), previously believed to be restricted to the Indian Ocean, was recorded from the western Pacific Ocean, based on a single specimen (221.3 mm in standard length) collected from Panay Island, Republic of the Philippines. The observation suggests that this species has a wider distribution range than that previously recognized, extending across a well-established biogeographic barrier for marine organisms. Intraspecific morphological variation of the species was also briefly discussed.

Mots-clés: First record - Indo-West Pacific - Lutjanidae - Lutjanus madras - Range extension
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