Trypauchenichthys larsonae, a new species of amblyopine goby from Australia (Gobiidae: Amblyopinae) with a key to the species in the genus

Edward O. Murdy

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 59-68, Volume 14, Issue 2 – 14 April 2008


The Indo-West Pacific gobiid genus Trypauchenichthys is defined and revised. Trypauchenichthys is unique within the Amblyopinae in having the pelvic fins separate (not joined by a connecting membrane). Trypauchenichthys comprises three species: T. larsonae n. sp., known only from the Northern Territory, Australia; T. sumatrensis found in the Strait of Malacca with a reported occurrence in India, and T. typus with specimens known only from the type locality in western Borneo and reports from Thailand, the Philippines, Sarawak, and the Riau Archipelago, Indonesia. A key to species is provided. Figures and descriptions of each species are also given. Putative relationships of the genus are discussed.

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