A review of the Cryptocentrus
strigilliceps complex (Teleostei: Gobiidae), with
description of a new species
Douglass F. Hoese
Cryptocentrus altipinna, n. sp. is described
as a new species, distinguished from other species
of Cryptocentrus in having ctenoid scales on
the body, a high first dorsal fin, and the predorsal
area without scales. The species is known only from
a few specimens from the Indian Ocean and appears
closest to C. caeruleomaculatus, which is not
found in the central or western Indian Ocean. The
new species is most similar to C. caeruleomaculatus
and C. strigilliceps, forming a complex characterized
mainly by having ctenoid scales posteriorly on the
body (vs. all cycloid), among a set of other features.
These latter two species are redescribed based on
examination of material in several institutions.
Hoese, D.F. (2019) A review
of the Cryptocentrus strigilliceps complex
(Teleostei: Gobiidae), with description of a new species.
Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 32,
publication date: 21 January