An additional specimen of a rare lanternbelly Acropoma lecorneti (Perciformes: Acropomatidae) from Vanuatu, South Pacific Ocean

Okamoto M., Motomura H.

Published date: December 2017
Volume: 41
Number: 4
Pagination: 373-375
Publisher: Société Française d’Ichtyologie

A single specimen of a rare species of lanternbelly, Acropoma lecorneti Fourmanoir, 1988, was collected from Vanuatu in depths 275-290 m. The specimen represents the third specimen and the first record of the species from Vanuatu, South Pacific Ocean. This study provides new morphological data of A. lecorneti based on the additional specimen, with a comparison to other specimens of the species.

Keywords: Acropoma lecorneti - Acropomatidae - First record - South Pacific - Vanuatu
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