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Volume 26, Issue 1 – 27 Januay 2020

Gerald R. Allen, Mark V. Erdmann and Meity U. Mongdong: Tomiyamichthys eyreae, a new species of shrimpgoby (Gobiidae) from West Papua, Indonesia, pp. 1-10

 

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Volume 26, Issue 1 – 27 Januay 2020

Gerald R. Allen, Mark V. Erdmann and Meity U. Mongdong: Tomiyamichthys eyreae, a new species of shrimpgoby (Gobiidae) from West Papua, Indonesia, pp. 1-10

Abstract
A new species of gobiid fish, Tomiyamichthys eyreae, is described from the Daram island group in the Southeast Misool marine protected area of the Raja Ampat Archipelago in West Papua Province, Indonesia, on the basis of two male specimens, 21.8-37.7 mm SL. Diagnostic features include 9 segmented dorsal and anal-fin rays, 17 pectoral-fin rays, 55-56 lateral and 14 transverse scales, cephalic sensory system containing pores B’, C, D, E, F, G, H, M’, N, and O’, no prepectoral scales, ctenoid posterior body scales, and color pattern containing 3-4 large diffuse, dark blotches on side of body interspersed with large, irregular white blotches, diagonal orange bands anteroventrally on side, grading to diagonal rows of small orange spots on posterior half of body, head with numerous orange spots and short bands, and rear portion of first dorsal fin and entire second dorsal and caudal fins with orange spots. Type specimens were collected from a gradually sloping, sand/rubble-bottom exposed to moderate to strong currents in 28 m depth.