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Prionotus murielae Mowbray, 1928 is the juvenile of the Bandtail Searobin Prionotus ophryas (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Triglidae).

Victor, Benjamin C.; Ianniello, Linda


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  "description": "<p>For almost a century, a single small holotype specimen of the searobin <em>Prionotus murielae</em> Mowbray, 1928 from Bahamas has been considered a valid species. The diagnostic character for the species is two long filamentous uppermost pectoral-fin rays, otherwise every author agreed it was essentially the same as the Bandtail Searobin, <em>Prionotus</em> <em>ophryas</em> Jordan &amp; Swain, 1885. Recent underwater photographs show juvenile <em>P. ophryas</em> have a filamentous uppermost pectoral-fin ray and a juvenile specimen from trawls in the Gulf of Mexico has the two long filamentous rays. The specimen was sequenced for the mtDNA-barcode COI marker and it matched all other <em>P. ophryas</em> sequences available. The early stages of <em>P. ophryas</em> are documented here, with a spectacularly colorful, newly settled stage with bright-blue fin spots. The pelagic larvae also show the blue spots, and a transforming individual, showing all the features of a juvenile, was photographed while still pelagic in deep waters off South Florida. The larval stage closely resembles the larvae of the invasive lionfish, <em>Pterois volitans</em>, but has a different color pattern, number, and arrangement of pectoral-fin rays.</p>", 
  "license": "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
    {
      "affiliation": "Ocean Science Foundation, 4051 Glenwood, Irvine, CA 92604, USA and Guy Harvey Research Institute,  Nova Southeastern University, 8000 North Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL 33004, USA", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Victor, Benjamin C."
    }, 
    {
      "affiliation": "359 Cottonwood Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33487, USA", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Ianniello, Linda"
    }
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  "headline": "Prionotus murielae Mowbray, 1928 is the juvenile of the Bandtail Searobin  Prionotus ophryas (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Triglidae).", 
  "image": "https://zenodo.org/static/img/logos/zenodo-gradient-round.svg", 
  "datePublished": "2020-07-27", 
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/3962673", 
  "keywords": [
    "ichthyology", 
    "coral reef fishes", 
    "Florida", 
    "lionfish", 
    "Caribbean", 
    "Atlantic", 
    "taxonomy", 
    "DNA barcode", 
    "synonymization"
  ], 
  "@context": "https://schema.org/", 
  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3962673", 
  "@id": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3962673", 
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  "name": "Prionotus murielae Mowbray, 1928 is the juvenile of the Bandtail Searobin  Prionotus ophryas (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Triglidae)."
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