Check List 15(5): 883-886, doi: 10.15560/15.5.883
Opistognathus nigromarginatus Rüppell, 1830 (Perciformes, Opistognathidae), Bridled Jawfish: a first record from Malaysia
expand article infoTun Nurul Aimi Mat Jaafar, Jen Nie Lee, Mazlan Abd Ghaffar, Siti Tafzilmeriam Sheikh Abdul Kadir, Ying Giat Seah
‡ Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
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A specimen (125.5 mm in standard length) of bridled jawfish, Opistognathus nigromarginatus Rüppell, 1830 was collected from the Pulau Bidong, Terengganu, Malaysia using research trawler. Opistognathus nigromarginatus previously has been recorded from Southern Africa to the Persian Gulf, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. We document the first record of this species in Malaysia and the southernmost occurrence in the South China Sea and Western Pacific Ocean. Detailed morphometric and meristic data are presented along with brief diagnostic characters.

Biogeography, distribution, marine fish, new record, range extension, South China Sea