Zoological Research ›› 2018, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (6): 396-405.doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2018.065

Special Issue: Fish biology

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Rhinogobius immaculatus, a new species of freshwater goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Qiantang River, China

Fan Li1,2,*, Shan Li3, Jia-Kuan Chen1   

  1. 1 Institute of Biodiversity Science, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Biodiversity Science and Ecological Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
    2 Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 200090, China
    3 Shanghai Natural History Museum, Branch of Shanghai Science & Technology Museum, Shanghai 200041, China 
  • Online:2018-11-18 Published:2018-07-31
  • Contact: Fan Li,E-mail:lfaqua@gmail.com E-mail:lfaqua@gmail.com
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Abstract: A new freshwater goby, Rhinogobius immaculatus sp. nov., is described here from the Qiantang River in China. It is distinguished from all congeners by the following combination of characters: second dorsal-fin rays I, 7–9; anal-fin rays I, 6–8; pectoral-fin rays 14–15; longitudinal scales 29–31; transverse scales 7–9; predorsal scales 2–5; vertebrae 27 (rarely 28); preopercular canal absent or with two pores; a red oblique stripe below eye in males; branchiostegal membrane mostly reddish-orange, with 3–6 irregular discrete or connected red blotches on posterior branchiostegal membrane and lower operculum in males; caudal-fin base with a median black spot; and no black blotch on anterior part of first dorsal fin in males.

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