Tuesday, August 2, 2016

[Ichthyology • 2013] Lentipes caroline • A New Species of Freshwater Goby (Gobioidei: Sicydiinae) from Pohnpei, Micronesia

 Lentipes caroline 
Lynch, Keith & Pezold, 2013 


 Lentipes caroline n. sp., a freshwater goby, is described on the basis of 21 specimens (12 males, 9 females) collected from high gradient streams on the island of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. It differs from other species of the genus by a combination of characters including a urogenital papilla lacking lateral lobes and being not retractable into a sheath-like groove, 16 pectoral fin rays, pore O generally lacking, a small head (head length 18-24% of SL), many tricuspid teeth in the upper jaw in females (23-39), and a greyish body colour in both sexes, with only hints of brighter colours including occasional blue anal fin margining and gold blotching across the dorsum of many individuals.

Lynch, B., Keith, P. and Pezold, F. 2013. A New Species of Freshwater Goby from Pohnpei, Micronesia (Gobioidei: Sicydiinae). Cybium. 37(3): 171-177.