Journal of the
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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Navigobius vittatus, a new species of dartfish (Gobiidae: Ptereleotrinae) from Brunei Darussalam

Gerald R. Allen, Mark V. Erdmann & N.K. Dita Cahyani

Abstract

A new species of ptereleotrine dartfish, Navigobius vittatus, is described from marine waters of Brunei Darussalam, on the island of Borneo, based on 25 specimens, 14.8�23.0 mm SL. It is distinguished from Navigobius dewa of Japan, the only other described member of the genus, by a combination of features that include a smaller maximum size, first dorsal fin taller than second dorsal fin and containing filamentous rays, 11�13 segmented dorsal rays, 10�12 segmented anal rays, 53�58 scales in longitudinal series, and pronounced color differences.

 

     

CITATION:

Allen, G.R., Erdmann, M.V. & Cahyani, N.K.D. (2015) Navigobius vittatus, a new species of dartfish (Gobiidae: Ptereleotrinae) from Brunei Darussalam. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 17, 12-21.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1051688

publication date: 23 November 2015