Australian Museum Journal A review of the genus Parioglossus with descriptions of six new species (Pisces: Gobiodei)

Shortform:
Rennis and Hoese, 1985, Rec. Aust. Mus. 36(4): 169–201
Author(s):
Rennis, D. S.; Hoese, Douglass F.
Year published:
1985
Title:
A review of the genus Parioglossus with descriptions of six new species (Pisces: Gobiodei)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
36
Issue:
4
Start page:
169
End page:
201
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.36.1985.345
Language:
English
Date published:
19 April 1985
Cover date:
19 April 1985
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES; TAXONOMY; OCEAN: INDIAN; OCEAN: PACIFIC
Digitized:
14 May 2009
Available online:
16 July 2009
Reference number:
345
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EndNote file
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Title page (149kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (5795kb PDF)

Abstract

Fourteen species of Parioglossus are recognized from the warm temperate to tropical western Pacific and Indian Oceans: P. aporos n. sp., P. dotui, P. formosus, P. lineatus n. sp., P. marginalis n. sp., P. nudus n. sp., P. palustris, P. philippinus, P. rainfordi, P. raoi, P. taeniatus, P. triquetrus n. sp., P. verticalis n. sp., P. sp. Synonymies, general morphology and osteology of the genus are described, and a key for separating the species is included. Diagnoses, descriptions, distributions, comparisons, line drawings and photographs of each species are given as well as synonymies of previously described species. Notes on ecology and food preferences are included when known. Tables of meristics and morphometrics are included for the holotypes and for all other material. Different characteristics of the species are compared in a separate table. Similarities between Parioglossus and related genera, in the subfamily Ptereleotrinae, are discussed. Provisionally, the subfamily is placed in the family Microdesmidae.