Thursday, June 30, 2016

[Ichthyology • 2016] Eviota erdmanni • A New Dwarfgoby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Savu Sea, Flores, Indonesia

A uniquely colored dwarfgoby, Eviota erdmanni n. sp., with a cup-like urogenital papilla in males, a cephalic sensory-canal pore system lacking only the IT pore (pattern 2), some branched pectoral-fin rays, and a dorsal/anal fin-ray formula of 9/8 is described from south Flores, Indonesia. We use molecular data from both mitochondrial and nuclear genes to infer the phylogenetic relationship of the new species with respect to its congeners, with specific emphasis on species with uniquely shaped urogenital papillae.

Key words: taxonomy, systematics, phylogenetics, coral-reef fishes, gobies, Pacific Ocean, urogenital papilla, molecular data.

 Luke Tornabene and David W Greenfield. 2016. Eviota erdmanni (Teleostei: Gobiidae), A New Dwarfgoby from the Savu Sea, Flores, Indonesia. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. 22, 1–9. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.56572