A new species of Sicyopterus (Gobiidae) from Indonesia

Keith P., Lord C., Busson F., Sauri S., Hubert N., Hadiaty R.K.

Published date: December 2015
Volume: 39
Number: 4
Pagination: 243-248
doi: https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2015-394-001

How to cite: Keith, P., Clara, L., Busson, F., Sauri, S., Hubert, N., & Hadiaty, R. K. (2015). A new species of Sicyopterus (Gobiidae) from Indonesia. Cybium, 39(4): 243-248. https://doi.org/10.26028/CYBIUM/2015-394-001


A new species of Sicyopterus, freshwater goby, is described from Sumatra and Java, Indonesia. It differs from other species belonging to the genus by a combination of characters including two lateral clefts on the crenulated upper lip, a second dorsal fin with one spine and 10 segmented rays, second and third rays of the first dorsal fin filamentous, more lateral, predorsal and transverse back scales, and a reddish caudal fin in male with a slight blue line on the upper and lower parts.

Keywords: freshwater - Gobiidae - Indonesia - New species - Sicydiinae - Sicyopterus squamosissimus
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