A new species of glass-perch from Belitung Island, Indonesia (Teleostei: Ambassidae: Gymnochanda)

Please be informed of this newly published journal article by RMBR staff Dr Tan Heok Hui and Mr Kelvin Lim in Zootaxa.

Dr Tan Heok Hui Mr Kelvin Lim

Tan, Heok Hui, K. K. P. Lim (2011) A new species of glass-perch from Belitung Island, Indonesia (Teleostei: Ambassidae: Gymnochanda). Zootaxa, 3085: 55-62.

Its abstract as follows:

Gymnochanda verae, new species, a small, colourful and sexually dimorphic freshwater glassperch, is described from the Gantung area of Pulau Belitung, Indonesia. It shares with its congeners a scale-less body, but differs in the males having a broad red anal and second dorsal fins, red caudal-fin lobes, and the elongated rays of the second dorsal fin and the anal fin joined throughout their length by an interradial membrane.

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