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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 39, No. 6, 2018, pp. 396-405
Bioline Code: zr18038
Full paper language: English
Document type: Report
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Zoological Research, Vol. 39, No. 6, 2018, pp. 396-405

 en Rhinogobius immaculatus check for this species in other resources , a new species of freshwater goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Qiantang River, China
Li, Fan; Li, Shan & Chen, Jia-Kuan

Abstract

A new freshwater goby, Rhinogobius immaculatus sp. nov., is described here from the Qiantang River in China. It is distinguished from all congeners by the following combination of characters: second dorsal-fin rays I, 7–9; anal-fin rays I, 6–8; pectoral-fin rays 14–15; longitudinal scales 29–31; transverse scales 7–9; predorsal scales 2–5; vertebrae 27 (rarely 28); preopercular canal absent or with two pores; a red oblique stripe below eye in males; branchiostegal membrane mostly reddish-orange, with 3–6 irregular discrete or connected red blotches on posterior branchiostegal membrane and lower operculum in males; caudal-fin base with a median black spot; and no black blotch on anterior part of first dorsal fin in males.

Keywords
Gobiidae; Rhinogobius; New species; Qiantang River; China

 
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