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A New Species of Tilefish (Pisces: Branchiostegidae) from the Western Tropical Atlantic


A new species of the new world tilefish genus Caulolatilus (family Branchiostegidae), C. williamsi, is described from off Cay Sal Bank and off St. Croix, Virgin Islands. The new species differs from its congeners in having alternating narrow yellow and broad dark body bars and a large yellow spot on the lower part of the rounded caudal fin. The western Atlantic species are identified in a key.