Journal of the
Ocean Science Foundation

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

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A new species of Tomiyamichthys (Pisces: Gobiidae) from Papua New Guinea

Gerald R. Allen, Mark V. Erdmann & William M. Brooks

Abstract

A new species of gobiid fish, Tomiyamichthys stuarti, is described from Milne Bay Province, eastern Papua New Guinea, on the basis of three male specimens, 20.4–23.5 mm SL. Diagnostic features include 11 segmented dorsal-fin and anal-fin rays, 15 pectoral-fin rays, 51–56 lateral and 11 transverse scales, no preopercular pores (no M’, N, and O’), no pores above the operculum (no K’ and L’), no prepelvic or prepectoral scales, ctenoid posterior body scales, and color pattern. The markings on the new species consist of 5 large brown blotches on the side of the body with about 9 brown saddles on the upper back, orange spots on the dorsal fins and upper caudal fin, and yellow pelvic and anal fins. Type specimens were collected from a flat mud bottom in 30 m depth.


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CITATION:

Allen, G.R., Erdmann, M.V. & Brooks, W.M. (2018) A new species of Tomiyamichthys (Pisces: Gobiidae) from Papua New Guinea. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 31, 38-46.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1458266

publication date: 11 October 2018