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Tomiyamichthys emilyae, a new species of shrimpgoby (Gobiidae) from North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Allen, Gerald R.; Erdmann, Mark V.; Utama, Ilham Vemandra

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  "description": "<p>The new species of gobiid fish, <em>Tomiyamichthys emilyae</em>, is described from the Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi Province of Indonesia, on the basis of 4 specimens, 32.4&ndash;43.7 mm SL. Diagnostic features include a large sail-like first dorsal fin without filamentous rays; the bases of the dorsal fins confluent; 10 segmented dorsal and anal-fin rays; 15&ndash;17 (usually 17) pectoral-fin rays; scales entirely cycloid, 66&ndash;72 lateral and 19&ndash;21 transverse scales, no prepectoral or prepelvic scales; the anterior nostril sheathed in an elongate, partially enclosed tube; and a cephalic sensory-canal pore system composed of pores B&rsquo;, C, D, E, F, G, M&rsquo;, and O&rsquo;. The new species is overall brown with 10 or 11 poorly contrasted, darker-brown bars on the lateral body; a dense patch of small white spots on the dorsal surface of the head; the first dorsal fin orange or blue-grey with a mosaic of irregular, dark brown markings; the second dorsal fin yellowish to brown with blue bands or rows of dark brown spots; and the anal, caudal, and pelvic fins dark brown with blue streaks. Type specimens were collected from a gradually sloping, sand/rubble-bottom exposed to periodic strong currents in 17&ndash;23 m depth.</p>", 
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  "creator": [
      "affiliation": "Department of Aquatic Zoology, Western Australian Museum,  Locked Bag 49, Welshpool DC, Perth, Western Australia 6986, Australia", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Allen, Gerald R."
      "affiliation": "Conservation International Indonesia Marine Program,  Jl. Dr. Muwardi No. 17, Renon, Denpasar 80235, Indonesia   California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Erdmann, Mark V."
      "affiliation": "Ichthyology Laboratory, Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense (MZB), Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Jl. Raya Jakarta-Bogor Km. 46, Cibinong 16911, Indonesia", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Utama, Ilham Vemandra"
  "headline": "Tomiyamichthys emilyae, a new species of shrimpgoby  (Gobiidae) from North Sulawesi, Indonesia", 
  "image": "", 
  "datePublished": "2019-10-04", 
  "url": "", 
  "keywords": [
    "coral-reef fishes", 
    "Indo-Pacific Ocean"
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  "identifier": "", 
  "@id": "", 
  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "name": "Tomiyamichthys emilyae, a new species of shrimpgoby  (Gobiidae) from North Sulawesi, Indonesia"
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