Journal of the
Ocean Science Foundation

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

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Mahidolia paucipora, a new species of shrimpgoby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Papua New Guinea

Gerald R. Allen & Mark V. Erdmann

Abstract

A new species of alpheid-shrimp-associated gobiid fish, Mahidolia paucipora, is described from Milne Bay Province, eastern Papua New Guinea, on the basis of 5 female specimens from 17.7–23.2 mm SL collected from a silty-sand and rubble bottom at 14.5–27 m depth. Diagnostic features that distinguish the new species from the widespread nominal Mahidolia mystacina include a reduced pattern of cephalic sensory-canal pores, with only pores B’, D, E, F, and H present; a very small size at maturity (<20 mm SL); and a color pattern consisting of a whitish body with 5 widely spaced brown bars and the first dorsal fin with a prominent posterior white-edged black spot.

 

     

CITATION:

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. (2019) Mahidolia paucipora, a new species of shrimpgoby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Papua New Guinea. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 32, 79-88.


https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2635805
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publication date: 11 April 2019