Journal of the
Ocean Science Foundation

An open-access free online peer-reviewed Marine Biology Journal, since 2008.

published by the Ocean Science Foundation

 
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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Cryptocentrus nanus, a new species of dwarf shrimpgoby from Fiji (Teleostei: Gobiidae)

David W. Greenfield & Gerald R. Allen

Abstract

A new species of alpheid-shrimp-associated goby is described from Fiji based on 9 specimens, 17.2-23.4 mm SL. Diagnostic features include an exceptionally small size at maturity, a uniform black color, possession of vomerine teeth, a rounded caudal fin, 65-81 scales in the longitudinal series, 0-15 predorsal scales, body depth at pelvic-fin origin 4.4-5.2 in SL, snout length 4.4-8.4 in HL, and caudal-peduncle depth 3.3-3.8 in HL.

 

     

CITATION:

Greenfield, D.W. & Allen, G.R. (2018) Cryptocentrus nanus, a new species of dwarf shrimpgoby from Fiji (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 30, 28-38.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1248967

publication date: 18 May 2018