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An overview of gobies of the subfamily Amblyopinae (Gobiidae) from the Western South China Sea (Vietnam and Indonesia) and Pacific waters of the Philippines

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Gobies of the subfamily Amblyopinae are described from Nha Trang and Van Phong bays (South China Sea, Vietnam), where five genera and five species (including a new genus and species Biendongella iljini gen et sp. n.) are recorded. The second species of a new genus, B. hemilissa gen et sp. n., is described from the waters to the south of the Anambas Islands (South China Sea, Indonesia). Another new genus and species, Sovvityazius acer gen et sp. n., is described from the Pacific waters of the Philippines. Both new genera belong to the genera group Taenioides. The species Trypauchenichthys larsonae registered previously only off North Australia is recorded in the Pacific waters of the Philippines.

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Original Russian Text © A.M. Prokofiev, 2015, published in Voprosy Ikhtiologii, 2015, Vol. 55, No. 6, pp. 655–663.

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Prokofiev, A.M. An overview of gobies of the subfamily Amblyopinae (Gobiidae) from the Western South China Sea (Vietnam and Indonesia) and Pacific waters of the Philippines. J. Ichthyol. 55, 783–791 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1134/S003294521506017X

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Keywords

  • Amblyopinae
  • new taxa
  • new records
  • western tropical Pacific