| REVIEW OF THE SOLES OF THE GENUS ASERAGGODES OF THE WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN, WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF THREE NEW SPECIES |
JOHN E. RANDALL A1 and OFER GON A2
A1 Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817-2704, USA
A2 South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, P.O. Box 1015, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
The Indo-Pacific soleid fish genus Aseraggodes is represented by eight species in the western Indian Ocean and Red Sea: A. brevirostris, n. sp., described from two specimens from the Comoro Islands; A. diringeri Quéro, type locality, Réunion, recorded here from Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoro Islands, KwaZulu-Natal, and Kenya; A. guttulatus Kaup, the type species of the genus, known from one specimen from Réunion; A. heemstrai, n. sp., described from 16 specimens from KwaZulu-Natal; A. jenny, n. sp., described from one specimen from Mauritius; A. sinusarabici Chabanaud, known from 9 adult syntypes taken by trawling in 35–68 m the Gulf of Suez (one designated as lectotype); A. steinitzi Joglekar, described from three small specimens from the southern Red Sea (none available for study); and A. umbratilis (Alcock), described from five specimens (one designated as lectotype) taken by trawling at depths of 70–271 m in the Bay of Bengal and later reported from the Arabian Sea.
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