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Caranx ZBK n. sp.

This undescribed species resembling C. hippos (Linnaeus, 1766) is being described by W. Smith-Vaniz and K. Carpenter (in press). It is characterized by a conspicuously white anal fin edge and large adults have a rather deep body and long dorsal and anal fin lobes. A large adult was photographed near Bom Bom Islet, Príncipe , in 15 m depth (Figure 11) and observed by CLS and PW at Diogo Vaz, SãoTomé , in 25-30 m depth. Elsewhere this species has been recorded from Mauritania to Angola and from Ascension Island (SmithVaniz, pers. comm.). The species was identified from photos (only a tissue sample was collected from a specimen from SãoTomé fish market).


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