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Feia seba, a new species of marine goby (Pisces: Gobiidae) from Papua New Guinea

by Gerald R. Allen, Mark V. Erdmann and William M. Book – aqua 26 (1) – pp. 11-16

Feia seba, n. sp. is described from a single male specimen, 12.8 mm SL, collected from a sandy-mud bottom habitat in 30 m depth at Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Diagnostic features include: lateral scales 32; predorsal scales 13; a few scales on upper operculum; pelvic frenum absent, basal membrane fully developed; papillae rows on chin parallel, not converging posteriorly; raised fleshy ridges associated with cephalic sensory papillae mainly confined to preopercular-mandibular series, those of opercle and cheek weakly developed; live coloration mainly reddish brown with widely-spaced, vertically elongate white markings below dorsal-fin base and on dorsal edge of caudal peduncle, also scattered white spots on cheek, opercle, and dorsum of head; dorsal and caudal fins dark brown with white markings.

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