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First Record of the dottyback Manonichthys alleni (Teleostei: Perciformes: Pseudochromidae) from the Philippines

Marine Biodiversity Records 01/2013; 6(e61). DOI: 10.1017/S1755267213000365

ABSTRACT Several specimens of the pseudochromid Manonichthys alleni, with total length ranging from 45–60 mm, were observed at depths of 19–28 m in a coral reef in the Davao Gulf in the southern Philippines. Each specimen lived within a separate colony of the tubular sponge Callyspongia aerizusa. This constitutes the first record in the Philippine archipelago of a dottyback so far only known from Indonesian and Malaysian waters.

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