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Table 2 Distribution of meristic data of six congeners of Pomacentrus

From: A new species of Pomacentrus (Actinopterygii: Pomacentridae) from Micronesia, with comments on its phylogenetic relationships

  Dorsal fin rays Anal fin rays Gill rakers (upper limb) Gill rakers (lower limb) Total gill rakers
n XIII, 13 XIII, 14 XIII, 15 II, 13 II, 14 II, 15 II, 16 n 5 6 7 12 13 14 15 16 n 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
P. coelestis                          
Irian Jaya 21 2 19    6 15   21   21   3 16 2    21   3 16 2    
Taiwan and Japan 12 3 9   1 10 1   12   9 3   7 5    12    7 2 3   
Other localities 13   12 1 3 9 1   13 3 10    10 3    13   1 12 1    
P. micronesicus sp. nov. 21 1 19a 1   2 18a 1 20 2 15a 3     18a 2 20     2 14a 3 1
P. alleni 4   4    4    4 3 1   2 2     4 1 3      
P. caeruleus 7   6 1    6 1 7   7   1 4 2    7   1 4 2    
P. similis 2   2    1 1   2 1 1    2     2   1 1     
P. auriventris 8 1 7    6 2   8 3 5   1 7     8   4 4     
  1. Populations of P. coelestis collected from different geographic localities are provided independently. aValues of the holotype of P. micronesicus sp. nov.