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A new marine gobiid species of the genus Clariger Jordan & Snyder (Gobiidae, Teleostei) from Taiwan.

Jang-Liaw NH, Gong YH, Chen IS - Zookeys (2012)

Bottom Line: A new species of Clariger Jordan & Snyder, 1901 was collected from northern Taiwan.The genus was previously known only from Japanese waters.This discovery is the first formal and southernmost record of these marine gobies from the waters of subtropical Taiwan.

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Affiliation: Institute of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan, ROC.

ABSTRACT
A new species of Clariger Jordan & Snyder, 1901 was collected from northern Taiwan. The genus was previously known only from Japanese waters. This discovery is the first formal and southernmost record of these marine gobies from the waters of subtropical Taiwan. The new species, Clariger taiwanensissp. n., is distinguished from its congeners by a unique combination of features: (1) fin rays: dorsal-fin rays III, I/8; anal-fin rays modally I/8; and pectoral-fin rays modally 19 (2+16+1); (2) longitudinal dermal ridge on head with 6 barbels; and (3) specific coloration pattern: head and trunk dark brown with scattered pale spots and blotches; cheek, ventral portion of head sometimes pale with deep brown spots; pectoral-fin base with a dark brown band; and caudal fin mostly dark brown proximally and with alternating and irregular dark brown and pale bands distally. A diagnostic key to all nominal species from Japan and Taiwan is provided.

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Map showing the collection localities (red symbols) for the Clariger taiwanensis sp. n. examined in this study in the coastal area of northern Taiwan. The red triangle shows the collection site of holotype.
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Figure 3: Map showing the collection localities (red symbols) for the Clariger taiwanensis sp. n. examined in this study in the coastal area of northern Taiwan. The red triangle shows the collection site of holotype.

Mentions: The new species has only been found from the coastal regions of Taipei County as well as Keelung City, Taiwan. It is highly likely that it represents an endemic marine gobiid species of Taiwan (Fig. 3).


A new marine gobiid species of the genus Clariger Jordan & Snyder (Gobiidae, Teleostei) from Taiwan.

Jang-Liaw NH, Gong YH, Chen IS - Zookeys (2012)

Map showing the collection localities (red symbols) for the Clariger taiwanensis sp. n. examined in this study in the coastal area of northern Taiwan. The red triangle shows the collection site of holotype.
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Figure 3: Map showing the collection localities (red symbols) for the Clariger taiwanensis sp. n. examined in this study in the coastal area of northern Taiwan. The red triangle shows the collection site of holotype.
Mentions: The new species has only been found from the coastal regions of Taipei County as well as Keelung City, Taiwan. It is highly likely that it represents an endemic marine gobiid species of Taiwan (Fig. 3).

Bottom Line: A new species of Clariger Jordan & Snyder, 1901 was collected from northern Taiwan.The genus was previously known only from Japanese waters.This discovery is the first formal and southernmost record of these marine gobies from the waters of subtropical Taiwan.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan, ROC.

ABSTRACT
A new species of Clariger Jordan & Snyder, 1901 was collected from northern Taiwan. The genus was previously known only from Japanese waters. This discovery is the first formal and southernmost record of these marine gobies from the waters of subtropical Taiwan. The new species, Clariger taiwanensissp. n., is distinguished from its congeners by a unique combination of features: (1) fin rays: dorsal-fin rays III, I/8; anal-fin rays modally I/8; and pectoral-fin rays modally 19 (2+16+1); (2) longitudinal dermal ridge on head with 6 barbels; and (3) specific coloration pattern: head and trunk dark brown with scattered pale spots and blotches; cheek, ventral portion of head sometimes pale with deep brown spots; pectoral-fin base with a dark brown band; and caudal fin mostly dark brown proximally and with alternating and irregular dark brown and pale bands distally. A diagnostic key to all nominal species from Japan and Taiwan is provided.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus