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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Gobius sp. aff. rubropunctatus Delais, 1951


Gobius sp. aff. rubropunctatus Delais, 1951 

Z SM 34187 (1 specimen), on white sand in 3 m depth, Ilhéu das Cabras, São Tomé; ZSM 34731View Materials (2 specimens), north coast of Principe Island. SMNS 24246 (3 specimens) from Bom Bom Islet; 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  .


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