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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Eviota occasa, a new species of dwarfgoby from Palau and the Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Teleostei: Gobiidae)

David W. Greenfield, Richard Winterbottom, and Toshiyuki Suzuki

Abstract

A new species of dwarfgoby, Eviota occasa, lacking all head pores, is described from Palau and Japan. It has a dorsal/anal-fin formula of 8/8, some of the pectoral-fin rays are branched, the 5th pelvic-fin ray is absent or rudimentary, the 4th pelvic-fin ray has 5 branches, the first dorsal fin is crossed by two dark bands separated by a diagonal light band, and there is a distinct dark spot on the caudal peduncle anterior to the caudal fin, followed by a pale bar and then a yellow-orange broad wedge-shaped bar at the caudal-fin base.

     

CITATION:

Greenfield, D.W., Winterbottom, R., & Suzuki, T. (2014) Eviota occasa, a new species of dwarfgoby from Palau and the Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 10, 11–19.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1042769

publication date:10 February 2014