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 marteynae, a new dwarfgoby from the Maldive Islands (Teleostei: Gobiidae)

David W. Greenfield & Mark V. Erdmann

Abstract

A new species of dwarfgoby, Eviota marteynae n. sp., is described from Kaafa-haa, Laamu Atoll, Maldive Islands. The new species is characterized by having a cephalic sensory-canal pore system lacking only the IT pore (Pattern 2), a dorsal/anal fin-ray formula of 8/8, one or more branched pectoral-fin rays, the fifth pelvic-fin ray present, a deep body (>23% SL), a deep caudal peduncle (>14 % SL), a rounded internal dark spot over the preural centrum, 6 postanal bars, the pectoral-fin base with scattered melanophores, and the distal two-thirds of the first dorsal fin yellow with a black margin.

 
 
 

CITATION:

Greenfield D.W. & Erdmann, M.V. (2020) Eviota marteynae, a new dwarfgoby from the Maldive Islands (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 35, 94-101.

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3966504

publication date: 30 July 2020