Vanderhorstia steelei, a new shrimpgoby from the Society Islands

Randall, John E., and Munday, Philip L. (2008) Vanderhorstia steelei, a new shrimpgoby from the Society Islands. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 14 (1). pp. 35-41.

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Vanderhorstia steelei is described as a new species of shrimpgoby from six specimens collected on silty sand from 5 m depth in Cook’s Bay, Moorea, Society Islands. The species is distinguished by 15 dorsal soft rays, 16 anal soft rays, 17 or 18 pectoral rays, 55-58 scales in longitudinal series, a slender body (depth 6.4-7.4 in standard length), lanceolate and terminally bilobed caudal fin, and a color pattern featuring narrow dark bars on the body (from dark brown scale edges) that contain scales with bright yellow centers.

Item ID: 5186
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0945-9871
Keywords: taxonomy; new species; shrimpgoby; Vanderhorstia steelei; Society Islands
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Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2009 01:50
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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