Two New Species of Fishes from Families Muraenidae
(Anguilliformes) and Mugiloididae (Perciformes)
from the Waters of Vietnam
A. M. Prokofiev
Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences (IPEE RAS),
Leninskii pr. 33, Moscow, 119071 Russia
Received March 2, 2010
AbstractNew species of the genera Gymnothorax (fam. Muraenidae) and Parapercis (fam. Mugiloididae)
are described from coastal waters of central Vietnam. G. emmae sp. n. is a common species all along the coast
from the Van Phong Bay to the Phan Thiet Bay and differs from other species of this genus in characters of
coloration, dentition, and the vertebral formula. P. bicoloripes sp. n. is common in the Phan Thiet Bay and is
also know from one specimen from the Nha Trang Bay; from other species of the genus, it differs in coloration
and meristic characters.
Key words: Muraenidae, Gymnothorax, Mugiloididae, Parapercis, new species, Vietnam, the South China Sea.
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