MEGANTHIAS KINGYO (KON, YOSHINO AND SAKURAI, 2000)(PERCIFORMES: SERRANIDAE) FROM BITUNG, NORTH SULAWESI, INDONESIA:FIRST RECORD FROM THE SOUTH-WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN

 
 
Penulis: Teguh Peristiwady1, Wulan Koagouw , Jianguo Du , Petrus Christianus Makatipu
Eight specimens of Meganthias kingyo were collected from Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia between 2008 - 2010. The specimens were caught from about 70-150 m off Lembeh Island. M. kingyo differs from M. natalensis, in having the following characters: pores lateral line scales (43 vs 49); pectoral rays (16 vs ii.14); body depth (47.1 vs 51.9); head length (31.0 vs 38.2), body depth (47.1 vs 52.9), caudal peduncle depth (12.1 vs 14.2), pectoral fin length (28.0 vs 34.3), pelvic fin length (33.6 vs 31.1), anal fin base length (19.4 vs 22.2), caudal fin length (66.9 vs 35.3) and longest dorsal fin ray (48.5 vs 27.4). Initially, this species has been reported from Houzan-sone, off Miyako and Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa, Japan and has now been recorded from off Lembeh Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Keywords:Anthiine, Meganthias kingyo, Indonesia, New record, Serranidae

Mar. Res. Indonesia Vol.40, No.2, 2015: 41- 46

ISSN / ISBN / IBSN : ISSN 0216 - 2873

No. Arsip : LIPI-15017