Wheelerigobius wirtzi

Peter Wirtz, Carlos Eduardo L. Ferreira, Sergio R. Floeter, Ronald Fricke, Joao Luiz Gasparini, Tomio Iwamoto, Luiz Rocha, Claud, 2007, Coastal Fishes of Sao Tome and Principe islands, Gulf of Guinea (Eastern Atlantic Ocean) - an update., Zootaxa 1523, pp. 1-48: 21

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Wheelerigobius wirtzi


Wheelerigobius wirtzi  ZBK  Miller, 1987

SMNS 23056 (7 specimens from Rolas Island); SMNS 24125 (1 specimen from Bom Bom islet); SMNS 24222 (4 specimens from Bom Bom islet); ZSM 34194 (6 specimens from Sete Pedras). UFES 137 (2 specimens) Ilhéu Santana, São Tomé. This is one of the most common goby species at São Tomé and Príncipe. It was recorded by Afonso et al. (1999) but they did not realize that the underwater photo of an unidentified gobiid printed as Figure 2f on page 93 shows this species, which lives on a large variety of bottoms and is not “associated with sea urchins” as written by Afonso et al. (1999). Another color photo of this species appeared in Debelius (1998: 251).