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Glossogobius ankaranensis, a new species of blind cave goby from Madagascar (Pisces: Gobioidei: Gobiidae)

K. E. Banister

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 25-28, Volume 1, Issue 3 – December 1994

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A new species of cave-adapted goby, Glossogobius ankaranensis, is described from a subterranean river in the Ankarana massif in northern Madagascar. The only other hypogean fishes from the island are two species in the family Eleotridae from he south west of the country. It is most probably related to the widespread epigean and euryhaline Glossogobius giuris (Hamilton, 1822).

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