Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 57, Issue 6, pp 803–820 | Cite as

New findings of rare fish species in Indian and Pacific oceans with the description of two new species from the families Gobiidae and Platycephalidae



We provide information about the morphology and new findings of 15 rare fish species from the families Bathyclupeidae, Callionymidae, Champsodontidae, Cottidae, Gobiidae, Lophichthyidae, Melanostomiidae, Moridae, Oneirodidae, Paralepididae, Pegasidae, Platycephalidae, and Uranoscopidae. Two new species are described: Thysanophrys haploblepharis sp. n. (Platycephalidae) from the Western Indian Ocean and Vanderhorstia stegauchenia sp. n. (Gobiidae) from the South China Sea. The new synonymy is established: Cottus dybowskii Hilgendorf, 1879 = Myoxocephalus brandtii.


Teleostei systematics faunistics Indo-Pacific 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of ScienceMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of ScienceMoscowRussia

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