Lentipes multiradiatus, a New Species of Freshwater Goby (Gobiidae) from Irian Jaya, Indonesia)

Gerald R. Allen

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 121-124, Volume 4, Issue 3 – April 2001


A new species of freshwater gobiid, Lentipes multiradiatus, is described on the basis of a single male specimen, 27.4 mm SL, collected from the Cyclops coast, near Jayapura, Irian Jaya Province, Indonesia. The species is characterised by a combination of features that include: dorsal rays VI-I,10; anal rays I,10; pectoral rays 20; first dorsal fin connected basally to second dorsal fin; four oculoscapular sensory pores; and the absence of both bilobed urogenital structures and a sac of replacement teeth on the upper jaw. It is the only species of Lentipes, except for L. watsoni from southern Papua New Guinea, in which males possess a small black spot at the beginning of the second dorsal fin.

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