A new goatfish species of the genus Upeneus (Mullidae) based on molecular and morphological screening and subsequent taxonomic analysis




A new goatfish, Upeneus heemstra sp. nov. (Mullidae), from the Western Indian Ocean and SE India is described from initial DNA barcoding and quantitative morphological screening, followed by a taxonomic analysis featuring the comparison of 56 meristic, morphometric and colour characters compiled from 340 specimens of 10 phenotypically similar species. An updated identification key for the tragula species group is provided and remarks on size-related and population differences are made.


Marine Biology Research


DOI: 10.1080/17451000.2013.850515




- N/A


- Inglês


- Não aplicável


- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Gênero e Biodiversidade


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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