Five new species of Sicyopterus (Gobioidei: Sicydiinae) from Papua New Guinea and Papua

Keith P., Allen G.R., Lord C., Hadiaty R.K.

Published date: December 2011
Volume: 35
Number: 4
Pagination: 299–318
Publisher: Société Française d’Ichtyologie

Five new species of Sicyopterus, freshwater gobies, are described from streams of Papua new Guinea and Papua Province, indonesia. they differ from other species belonging to the genus by a combination of characters including the upper lip morphology, the number of soft rays in the second dorsal fin, the scales in the lateral, predorsal, transverse back, transverse forward and zigzag series, sexual dimorphism, and live colours.

Keywords: Gobioidei - New species - Papua - Papua New Guinea - Sicydiinae - Sicyopterus calliochromus - Sicyopterus erythropterus - Sicyopterus lengguru - Sicyopterus ocellaris - Sicyopterus stiphodonoides
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