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Decodon melasma
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Decodon melasma

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Decodon melasma
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Decodon melasma
Decodon melasma
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Decodon melasma

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Decodon
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Decodon
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Overview
Main identification features
  • elongate
  • dorsal fin xi
  • lateral linecomplete, smoothly arched
  • rear top jaw - canine
DECODON

WRASSES, HOGFISHES

Moderately elongate; dorsal fin with XI spines; anal fin with 10 soft rays; lateral line unbroken, smoothly arched; scales large, 28 on lateral line (in the eastern Pacific species); scales extend forward on head before eyes; preopercle completely scaled; a canine tooth at rear of top jaw.

There are 4 species in this genus, which occurs in the western Atlantic, western Indian ocean, western Pacific and eastern Pacific. One species is endemic to our region.


References
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  • Bussing, W.A., 1987., Los peces de la familia Labridae de la Costa Pacífica de Costa Rica., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 33:81-98.
  • Béarez, P., 1996., Lista de los Peces Marinos del Ecuador Continental., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 44:731-741.
  • Findley, L.T., Hendrickx, M.E., Brusca, R.C., van der Heiden, A.M., Hastings, P.A., Torre, J., 2003., Diversidad de la Macrofauna Marina del Golfo de California, Mexico., CD-ROM versión 1.0. Projecto de la Macrofauna del Golfo .  Derechos reservados de los autores y Conservación Internacional.
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen III. Vertebrados - Parte 2., FAO3:1201-1813.
  • Galván-Magaña, F., Gutiérrez-Sánchez, F., Abitia-Cárdenas, L.A., Rodríguez-Romero, J., 2000., The distribution and affinities of the shore fishes of the Baja California Sur lagoons. In Aquatic Ecosystems of Mexico: Status and Scope. Eds. M. Manuwar, S.G. Lawrence, I.F. Manuwar & D.F. Malley. Ecovision World Monograph Series., Backhuys Publishers:383-398.
  • García-Rodríguez , F. J. and Aurioles-Gamboa, D., 1997., Contribución al conocimiento de la diversidad íctica en la Bahía de La Paz por … lobo marino de California, Zalophus californianus californianus. En Urbán Ramírez, J. y M. Ramírez Rodríguez (Eds.). La Bahía de La Paz investigación y conservación., Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur:151-162.
  • Gomon, M.F., 1974., A new eastern Pacific labrid (Pisces), Decodon melasma, a germinate species of the western Atlantic D. puellaris., Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 87(19):205-216.
  • Gomon, M.F., 1997., Relationships of fishes of the labrid tribe Hypsigenyini., Bull. Mar. Sci., 60:789-871.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.
  • Lea, R.N. and Rosenblatt, R.H., 2000., Observations on fishes associated with the 1997-1998 El Niño off California., CalCOFL Rep., 41:117-129.
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  • Love, M.S., Mecklenburg, C.W., Mecklenburg, T.A., Thorsteinson, L.K., 2005., es of the West Coast and Alaska: a checklist of North Pacific and Artic Ocena species from Baja California to the Alaska-Yukon border., U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, 288pp.
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