Japanese Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 282–288

A new gobiid fish,Fusigobius signipinnis, from the western tropical Pacific

  • Douglass F. Hoese
  • Yasushi Obika

DOI: 10.1007/BF02938428

Cite this article as:
Hoese, D.F. & Obika, Y. Jap. Jour. Ich. (1988) 35: 282. doi:10.1007/BF02938428


An undescribed goby has been collected from several localities in the western troplcal Pacific, from Japan to Australia. This species is described as a new species,Fusigobius signiplnnis. It differs from other species ofFusigobius in pectoral ray counts, colouration, largely separate pelvic fins, and shape of the first dorsal fin. The species is found in groups on sand, frequently flicking its first dorsal fin. Males are larger than females in mean size. Sex ratios are uneven, and females are twice as numerous as males.


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© The Ichthyological Society of Japan 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglass F. Hoese
    • 1
  • Yasushi Obika
    • 2
  1. 1.Australian MuseumSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Kyowa Junior High SchoolSagamiharaJapan

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