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

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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.

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Original Russian Text © A.M. Prokofiev, 2017, published in Voprosy Ikhtiologii, 2017, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp. 640–658.

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Prokofiev, A.M. New findings of rare fish species in Indian and Pacific oceans with the description of two new species from the families Gobiidae and Platycephalidae. J. Ichthyol. 57, 803–820 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0032945217060108

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Keywords

  • Teleostei
  • systematics
  • faunistics
  • Indo-Pacific