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Free Content Western Atlantic Fishes of the Genus Haemulon (Pomadasyidae): Systematic Status and Juvenile Pigmentation

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Thirteen species of the genus Haemulon Cuvier from the western Atlantic are described, illustrated and discussed and keys presented for determination of adult and juvenile forms. Particular attention is paid to juvenile pigmentation with regard to identification. The genera Brachygenys Scudder and Bathystoma Scudder are synonymized with Haemulon.

Eleven species of the genus occur throughout the Caribbean including southern Florida. Haemulon bonariense Cuvier is restricted to the West Indies and Haemulon steindachneri (Jordan and Gilbert) to the northern coast of South America and the eastern Pacific. Haemulon schranki Agassiz may not be identified with any known species of the genus at the present time.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1961

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