A new species of lutjanid fish of the genus Pristipomoides is described from 28 specimens collected off Panama, Colombia, and Surinam in 137 to 183 m and one from the fish market at Bridgetown, Barbados. Brief descriptions, and discussions of synonymies and distributions of the
other two western Atlantic species of the genus (Pristipomoides aquilonaris and P. macrophthalmus) are given; a key to the three species is presented.
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