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Special Publication
J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology
ISSN: 0075-2088
No. 58, 1997, pp. 1-8
Bioline Code: fs97001
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Special Publication, No. 58, 1997, pp. 1-8

 en A new species of Bothus (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae) from Mozambique
D. A. Hensley


Bothus swio is described based on one adult male specimen collected off the coast of Mozambique. Males of this species appear to differ from all known congeners because of their narrow interobital region. Other characters useful for its identification are lack of ocular appendages, relative positions of the anterior margins of the eyes, number of lateral-line scales, length and colour pattern of the ocular-side pectoral fin, lack of orbital spines, dorsal- and anal- fin ray counts, and lack of colour pattern on the blind side. Bothus swio most closely resembles B. pantherinus and B. tricirrhitus.

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