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

  • Arthur R. Bos (a1) (a2) (a3) and Henny M. Smits (a4)

Several specimens of the pseudochromid Manonichthys alleni, with total length ranging from 45 to 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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Correspondence should be addressed to: A.R. Bos, Department of Biology School of Science and Engineering, The American University in Cairo, PO Box 74, New Cairo 11835, Egypt email:
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