A new species of freshwater pipefish (Teleostei: Syngnathidae: Coelonotus) from Papua New Guinea

Haÿ V., Mennesson M.I., Keith P., Lord C.

Date de parution: décembre 2021
Volume: 45
Number: 4
Pagination: 275-282
Editeur: Société Française d'Ichtyologie
doi: https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2021-454-003

Corresponding author: Vincent Haÿ, vincent.hay@etu.sorbonne-universite.fr


A new species of Coelonotus, a freshwater pipefish, is described on the basis of six specimens from the Gavuvu River of West New Britain Island (Papua New Guinea). It differs from other Coelonotus species by a combination of morphomeristic values including: number of dorsal fin rays (45-47), number of subdorsal (4-5) and tail rings (35-37). The Folmer DNA barcode fragment of the COI mitochondrial gene shows that this new species is indeed a different genetic lineage from other Coelonotus species of this area.

Mots-clés: Coelonotus kaipuae - Cytochrome oxidase 1 - New species - syngnathidae - Taxonomy
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