First documentation of an uncommon goby genus and species, Palutrus scapulopunctatus (de Beaufort, 1912) from the Persian Gulf (Teleostei: Gobiidae)

Reza SADEGHI, Hamid Reza ESMAEILI

Abstract

A 23.6mm SL specimen of the scapular goby, Palutrus scapulopunctatus was collected from a shallow rocky reef interspersed with sandy coastline of the Qeshm Island during a fish survey in May 2018. This report documents a significant range extension of P. scapulopunctatus into the most western parts of Indo-Pacific regions, in the Iranian intertidal coast of Persian Gulf. The morphological description of collected individual is given and discussed.

Keywords

Taxonomy, Gobiiformes, Fish diversity, Morphology, Indo-Pacific Region.

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