Stiphodon rubromaculatus, a new species of freshwater goby from Futuna Island (Gobioidei: Sicydiinae)

Keith P., Marquet G.

Published date: March 2007
Volume: 31
Number: 1
Pagination: 045-049
Publisher: Société Française d'Ichtyologie

Stiphodon rubromaculatus, new species, is described from six males and one female collected from Futuna Island. It is distinguished from all other congeners in having 9 segmented rays in the second dorsal fin, usually 13 pectoral rays, 27-32 fine tricuspid premaxillary teeth, 0 small symphyseal teeth in female vs 1-2 stout teeth in males, no predorsal scales, and a low number of scales in transverse forward and back series. Males are bright red and female greyish to brownish.

Keywords: freshwater - Futuna Island - Gobiidae - New species - PSE - Stiphodon rubromaculatus
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