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Sparisoma n. sp. (Figures 15 and 16)

SMNS 25275, 1 specimen, from Lagoa Azul, CAS 214635, 1 specimen, from off Marlin Beach Hotel, CAS 224080, 1 specimen caught by hook and line off a private dock near SãoTomé airport. UFES 153 (1 specimen) Praia das Furnas, near Diogo Vaz, SãoTomé . This species is common in the tropical eastern Atlantic and has been called Sparisoma rubripinne (Valenciennes, 1839) by many authors (e.g. Afonso et al. 1999; Brito et al. 1999). It is, however, the undescribed eastern Atlantic sister species to the Brazilian S. axillare . The species is currently being described by L. Rocha and A. Brito.


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