New record of the Oriental armoured gurnard Scalicus orientalis (Fowler 1938) from La Réunion, southwestern Indian Ocean (Teleostei: Peristediidae)

Ronald FRICKE

Abstract

 

The Oriental armoured gurnard Scalicus orientalis (Fowler 1938) is recorded from La Réunion, southwestern Indian Ocean, based on a specimen collected during a volcanic eruption in April 2007. The specimen was previously misidentified as Satyrichthys investigatoris (non Alcock, 1898), a junior synonym of Scalicus hians (Gilbert & Cramer, 1897); the occurrence of that species cannot be verified and has to be excluded from the fish fauna of La Réunion.


 

Keywords

Armoured gurnard, La Réunion, Mascarenes, Geographical distribution, BIOLAVE2007 biodiversity expedition.

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