Journal of the
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An open-access free online peer-reviewed Marine Biology Journal, since 2008.

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Three new dwarfgobies from the western Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota)

David W. Greenfield & Richard Winterbottom

Abstract

Three species of dwarfgobies new to science are described from the western Pacific Ocean: Eviota lateritea from New Caledonia, Eviota maculibotella from Vietnam, and Eviota singula from Palau. Eviota lateritea usually lacks all cephalic sensory-canal pores, although individual specimens may have PITO, AITO, and SOT. Eviota maculibotella lacks the POP and IT pores, and E. singula lacks all pores. Some pectoral-fin rays are branched in all three species, and all have distinctive color patterns.

 

 

     

CITATION:

Greenfield, D.W. & Winterbottom, R. (2016) Three new dwarfgobies from the western Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 22: 28–40.

 

publication date: July 8, 2016