Manuscripts accepted or in press

  • First record of the southwestern Indian Ocean endemic Apolemichthys kingi (Teleostei: Pomacanthidae) from Sainte Marie Island, Madagascar

    • WICKEL Julien
    • TOTO Luciano Landry
    • PINAULT Mathieu
    • FRICKE Ronald
    • PONTON Dominique
    Accepted date: 27 September 2018
    Status: Sous presse/In press

    Abstract

    Known to date as an endemic species of the border area between South Africa and Mozambique, Apolemichthys kingi is reported for the first time from the northeast coast of Madagascar (Sainte-Marie Island) at 34 m deep. The presence of this species in Madagascar was corroborated by the record in the BOLD database of a specimen with similar morphology, captured in 2013 on the southeast coast of Madagascar (Fort Dauphin). These observations confirm the range extension of the species to eastern Madagascar and enhance the hypothesis of larval connectivity between the African continent and the east of Madagascar. This paper also highlights the importance of deep reef habitats prospection in the southwest Indian Ocean islands, for a better understanding of biodiversity and ecological functionality of these poorly known habitats.

  • Range extension of Periophthalmodon septemradiatus (Gobiidae) in southern Sumatra, Indonesia

    • Iqbal Muhammad
    • Halim Amran
    • Adriani Desra
    • Pormansyah
    • Saputra Rio Firman
    Accepted date:
    Status: Sous presse/In press

    Abstract

    A specimen of Periophthalmodon septemradiatus was caught and photographed on 16 September 2017 in the Musi River, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia. This specimen represents range extension of P. septemradiatus for mainland Sumatra, which extends the species range 450 km south of its currently known distribution.

  • A first record of the vanishing silhouette goby Silhouettea evanida (Gobiidae) in Indonesian waters

    • Iqbal Muhammad
    • Setiawan Doni
    • Setiawan Arum
    • Kadarisman Riza
    • Yustian Indra
    Accepted date:
    Status: Sous presse/In press

    Abstract

    In April 2017, some individuals of the vanishing silhouette goby Silhouettea evanida were identified and photographed in the estuary of the Sembilang River, South Sumatra province, Indonesia. There is no previous report on the occurrence of Silhouettea evanida in Indonesia, and this observation constitutes a first record for the country.