Review of the Malagasy sicydiine gobies (Teleostei, Gobiidae), with description of a new species and comments on the taxonomic status of Gobius lagocephalus Pallas, 1770. American Museum novitates ; no. 3440

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dc.contributor.author Sparks, John S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Nelson, Douglas W. (Douglas Walter) en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:38:55Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:38:55Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2805
dc.description 20 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-19). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Malagasy sicydiine gobies are reviewed, compared with other members of the subfamily in the Mascarene region, and a new species belonging to the genus Sicyopterus Gill, 1860 is described on the basis of material collected in northeastern Madagascar. The new species differs from Sicyopterus franouxi (Pellegrin, 1935), the only other known species of sicydiine goby inhabiting the freshwaters of Madagascar, in the number of branched rays in the second dorsal fin, the color pattern of the body and fins, the number and shape of the premaxillary teeth, and the size and number of scales on the nape and abdomen. Sicyopterus franouxi, a taxon described on the basis of a single juvenile specimen, is redescribed based on adult material. The taxonomic status of Gobius lagocephalus Pallas, 1770, a nominal sicydiine species incorrectly ascribed to the Mascarene islands of the western Indian Ocean, is discussed. This species is herein concluded to be a nomen dubium of uncertain placement beyond the subfamilial level"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3440 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3440, 2004 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sicyopterus punctissimus en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gobiidae -- Madagascar en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gobiidae -- Islands of the Indian Ocean en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Freshwater fishes -- Madagascar en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Freshwater fishes -- Islands of the Indian Ocean en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Madagascar en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Islands of the Indian Ocean en_US
dc.title Review of the Malagasy sicydiine gobies (Teleostei, Gobiidae), with description of a new species and comments on the taxonomic status of Gobius lagocephalus Pallas, 1770. American Museum novitates ; no. 3440 en_US
dc.title.alternative Malagasy Sicyopterus en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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