Vol. 46 No. 2, 2007
A New Species of Tryssogobius (Teleostei, Gobiidae) from Hainan Island, China and Taiwan
Helen K. Larson1 and I-Shiung Chen2,*
1Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, PO Box 4646, Darwin, NT 0801, Australia. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University, 2 Pei-Ning Road,
Keelung 202, Taiwan. E-mail:email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen K. Larson and I-Shiung Chen (2006) A new species of Tryssogobius
is described from 9 specimens trawled from off Hainan I., China and
southern Taiwan at depths of 18-100 m. The species is distinguished
from all other known species (5 described and several undescribed) by
possessing preopercular pores and two pores over the opercle, as well
as having differences in fin ray counts, body shape, and coloration.
The live color pattern differs from all other species known in that
most of the spotting is on the body, as opposed to the fins. Almost no
information is available on its habitat.
Key words: Gobiidae, New species, Taiwan, China, Tryssogobius.
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