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BUSSING, William A. A new fish, Peristedion nesium (Scorpaeniformes: Peristediidae) from Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2010, vol.58, n.4, pp.1149-1156. ISSN 0034-7744.

Several expeditions in recent years to Isla del Coco have increased the total number of species of fishes known from the island. Several of these species have been described as new endemics (Bussing 1983, 1990, 1991a, 1991b, 1997). During the 1972 R/V Searcher Expedition to Costa Rica several trawl collections were made around Isla del Coco. At five localities in depths between 110 and 180m, 86 specimens of a new species of Peristedion were taken and are described herein. A key to the four species of Eastern Pacific Peristedion is included. Rev. Biol. Trop. 58 (4): 1149-1156. Epub 2010 December 01.

Keywords : Peristedion; new island species; Isla del Coco; Costa Rica; Galápagos.

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