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A New Species of Tilefish (Pisces: Branchiostegidae) from the Bahama Islands


A new species of tilefish, Caulolatilus dooleyi (family Branchiostegidae), is described and distinguished from its nine congeners by a combination of external morphological characters. The description is based on three specimens caught bottom fishing in depths of 219 to 256 meters at three locations on the slopes of the Bahama Islands.