Fowleria

Gon, Ofer & Bogorodsky, Sergey V., 2010, The cardinalfish Fowleria isostigma in the Red Sea and the validity of F. punctulata (Perciformes: Apogonidae), Zootaxa 2677, pp. 27-37: 35-36

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.199228

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5673248

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/210887E7-FF94-FF85-FF03-F9E1FA53D5AD

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Plazi

scientific name

Fowleria
status

 

Key to the Red Sea species of Fowleria  

1 Large, dark, usually ocellated spot on opercle; dark bars on body, if present, 8–12 .................................................... 2

- No dark spot on opercle; body usually with 5–8 broad dark bars of varying intensity .................................. F. vaiulae  

2 Pectoral fin rays 12–14; tubed lateral-line scales 9–12; no dark bars on body (bars sometimes present in F. variegata   , see 3 a below)................................................................................................................................................................. 3

- Pectoral fin rays 15 (rarely 14); tubed lateral-line scales 7–10; body with 10–12 darker bars, the posterior 4–5 less distinct (dusky spots in pattern similar to F. isostigma   sometimes present) ............................................. F. marmorata  

3 Body and fins (except pectoral) with irregular spots or blotches of varying intensity separated by pale areas usually forming variegated pattern ( Figs. 1 View FIGURE 1 B, C); spots and blotches sometimes align to form 8–12 dusky bars on body ....... ..................................................................................................................................................................... F. variegata  

- No variegated pattern on body and fins; dark spots, if present, arranged in distinct series.......................................... 4

4 Median predorsal scales 4 (rarely 5); body brown to reddish brown peppered with minute dark dots ............ F.aurita  

- Median predorsal scales 6 (rarely 5); body purplish to dark brown with about seven horizontal series of distinct dark brown spots ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 A) ................................................................................................................................. F. isostigma