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Laith Jawad (2014)

A case of partial albinism in the yellow-belly flounder, Rhombosolea leporina GUNTHER, 1862 (Pleuronectiformes: Pleuronectidae) collected from Manukau Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 144(1):15-19.

A partial albino specimen of Rhombosolea leporina with a total length of 295 mm was collected from Manukau Harbour, south of Auckland City, New Zealand. This is the first record of abnormal pigmentation in the wild yellow-belly flounder from New Zealand waters. The specimen is patterned with a white blotch on the caudal peduncle area of the ocular side. Causes for such colour aberration are discussed.

Abnormality; flatfish; vertebral deformity; albino specimen
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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