publication . Article . 2019

Trimma christianeae, a new species of goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

Allen, Gerald R.;
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  • Published: 29 Jan 2019
Abstract
A new species of gobiid fish, Trimma christianeae, is described from 11 specimens, 9.8–18.9 mm SL, collected in 1–4 m depth near the town of Alotau in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Diagnostic features include: dorsal-fin elements VI+I,9, second dorsal-fin spine usually with a short filament, extending to the base of the first to fourth segmented dorsal-fin ray when adpressed; anal-fin elements I,7; the fifth segmented pelvic-fin ray with sequential branching consisting of three branch points, its length about 75–90% (mean 83%) length of fourth ray; the basal membrane of the pelvic fin fully developed; well-developed interorbital and postorbital trenches;...
Subjects
free text keywords: taxonomy, ichthyology, gobies, systematics, coral reef fishes, taxonomy, ichthyology, gobies, systematics, coral reef fishes
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