Gobius sp. aff. rubropunctatus Delais, 1951

Wirtz, Peter, Ferreira, Carlos Eduardo L., Floeter, Sergio R., Fricke, Ronald, Gasparini, João Luiz, Iwamoto, Tomio, Rocha, Luiz, 2007, Coastal Fishes of São Tomé and Príncipe islands, Gulf of Guinea (Eastern Atlantic Ocean) — an update, Zootaxa 1523, pp. 1-48: 18

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.177470

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scientific name

Gobius sp. aff. rubropunctatus Delais, 1951
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Gobius sp. aff. rubropunctatus Delais, 1951 

Z SM 34187 (1 specimen), on white sand in 3 m depth, Ilhéu das Cabras, São Tomé; ZSMAbout ZSM 34731View Materials (2 specimens), north coast of Principe Island. SMNSAbout SMNS 24246 (3 specimens) from Bom Bom Islet; ZSMAbout ZSM 34729View Materials (1 specimen) from Lagoa Azul. This species is close to G. rubropunctatus  but differs in details of the head sensory papillae pattern and possibly represents a new species. However, identification depends on inspection of typematerial of G. rubropunctatus  and G. senegambiensis  . This is a common species on soft bottoms at Príncipe and São Tomé, from about 5 m downwards. Territorial males are darker than females ( Figure 19View FIGURE 19 and 20View FIGURE 20). A photograph of a male of this species is given in Wirtz (2005 a) under the name Thorogobius angolanus  .

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart