Pseudomugil pellucidus (Pisces: Pseudomugilidae), a newly discovered blue-eye from Timika-Tembagapura region, Irian Jaya

Gerald R. Allen, Walter Ivantsoff, Margaret A. Shephert and Samuel J. Renyaan

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 1-8, Volume 3, Issue 1 – April 1998


Pseudomugil pellucidus, a new species of blue-eye, is described on the basis of 30 specimens collected from tributaries of the Iweka and Kopi rivers in the vicinity of Tembagapura, Irian Jaya. The new species is very closely related to P. novaeguineae but is distinct from the latter on the basis of greater number and length of first dorsal fin spines, number of anal rays, shape of vomer, basibranchials, pectoral girdle, urohyal, and anal pterygiophores. The new species is different in coloration; and is also quite transparent.

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