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Article Title

A New Species of the Genus Lile (Clupeiformes: Clupeidae) of the Eastern Tropical Pacific

Volume

101

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

12

Abstract

A new species of tropical sardine belonging to the genus Lile is described. The species differs from other known members of the genus by its morphometries, morphology, number of gill rakers, coloration and distributional pattern. This new taxon represents the third known species of the genus Lile for the eastern tropical Pacific.