New colourful Indonesian fish discovery


Paracheilinus rennyae, photo: Conservation International

By Jake Adams on Nov 06, 2013:

Paracheilinus rennyae, a new flasher wrasse from Flores Indonesia

Paracheilinus rennyae is a new species of flasher wrasse recently described with a very unique and distinct outline to its profile. Looking not unlike the smooth edged Paracheilinus octotaenia from the Red Sea, Paracheilinus rennyae comes from southwestern Flores Island in the Lesser Sunda island chain of Indonesia.

The new species of flasher wrasse from Southern Indonesia is distinguished by a complete lack of fin or filaments extensions, like the Red Sea 8-line flasher wrasse. However, the color pattern and genetic analysis indicates Paracheilinus rennyae is most closely related to P. angulatus from the Philippines and northern Borneo.

Scientific description of this new species: see here.

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