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Special Publication
J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology
ISSN: 0075-2088
No. 62, 1998, pp. 1-8
Bioline Code: fs98003
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Special Publication, No. 62, 1998, pp. 1-8

 en A new luminous cardinalfish of the genus Apogon (Perciformes, Apogonidae) from the western Pacific Ocean
O Gon and G.R. Allen


A new species of cardinalfish, Apogon photogaster is described based on 11 specimens from Madang Lagoon in Papua New Guinea and Galoc Island in the Philippines. This new species has 15 pectoral rays, 2 predorsal scales, 15-18 gill-rakers (8-9 developed), and 7 gill-rakers on the ceratobranchial of the first gill-arch. It has a unique bioluminescent system, including a light organ branching forward from the second loop of the intestine and a diffuser organ along the ventrolateral part of the body.

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