Journal of the
Ocean Science Foundation

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

published by the Ocean Science Foundation

 
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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Eviota lentiginosa, a new dwarfgoby from Norfolk Island, Australia (Teleostei: Gobiidae)

David W. Greenfield & John E. Randall

Abstract

A new endemic species of dwarfgoby, Eviota lentiginosa n. sp., is described from Norfolk Island, an isolated island 1400 km east of the Australian mainland. The new species is distinguished by having the cephalic sensory-canal pore system with only the IT pore lacking (Pattern 2); a flat, rounded, plate-like male urogenital papilla; the dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; all pectoral-fin rays apparently unbranched; the fifth pelvic-fin ray absent; a dark spot on the lower half of the pectoral-fin base; and the body color yellow with a peppering of small brown melanophores in life. It is the sixth species of Eviota known from Norfolk Island.

 

     

CITATION:

Greenfield, D.W. & Randall, J.E. (2017) Eviota lentiginosa, a new dwarfgoby from Norfolk Island, Australia (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 29, 66–71.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1117964

publication date: 19 December 2017