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Smithiana Bulletin
The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
ISSN: 1684-4130
No. 5, 2005, pp. 1-28
Bioline Code: sm05002
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Smithiana Bulletin, No. 5, 2005, pp. 1-28

 en A review of the triplefin fish genus Enneapterygius   check for this species in other resources (Blennioidei: Tripterygiidae) in the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of four new species
Wouter Holleman

Abstract

The fishes of the tripterygiid genus Enneapterygius   check for this species in other resources of the western Indian Ocean (excluding Sri Lanka) are reviewed. Four new species, Enneapterygius elaine   check for this species in other resources , Enneapterygius gruschkai   check for this species in other resources , Enneapterygius genamaculatus   check for this species in other resources and Enneapterygius kosiensis   check for this species in other resources are described and several species are redescribed. Enneapterygius elaine is known only from Rodrigues, E. gruschkai, a medium-sized species, is known from the Comoro Islands, Mauritius, St Brandon Shoals and the Chagos Archipelago; Enneapterygius genamaculatus   check for this species in other resources is known only from St Brandon Shoals and E. kosiensis is known only from the northern KwaZulu-Natal coast. The first and last two species are small species, less than 23 mm SL. A key is provided for the 17 species recognised in the region.

 
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