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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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  <dc:creator>Victor, Benjamin C.</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Ianniello, Linda</dc:creator>
  <dc:date>2020-07-27</dc:date>
  <dc:description>For almost a century, a single small holotype specimen of the searobin Prionotus murielae 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, Prionotus ophryas Jordan &amp; Swain, 1885. Recent underwater photographs show juvenile P. ophryas 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 P. ophryas sequences available. The early stages of P. ophryas 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, Pterois volitans, but has a different color pattern, number, and arrangement of pectoral-fin rays.</dc:description>
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  <dc:relation>doi:10.5281/zenodo.3962672</dc:relation>
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  <dc:rights>https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode</dc:rights>
  <dc:source>Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 35 76-85</dc:source>
  <dc:subject>ichthyology</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>coral reef fishes</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>Florida</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>lionfish</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>Caribbean</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>Atlantic</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>taxonomy</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>DNA barcode</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>synonymization</dc:subject>
  <dc:title>Prionotus murielae Mowbray, 1928 is the juvenile of the Bandtail Searobin  Prionotus ophryas (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Triglidae).</dc:title>
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