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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.


Taxonomy Gobiiformes Fish diversity Morphology Indo-Pacific Region.

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Reza SADEGHI, Ichthyology and Molecular Systematics Research Laboratory, Zoology Section, Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.


Hamid Reza ESMAEILI, Ichthyology and Molecular Systematics Research Laboratory, Zoology Section, Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

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SADEGHI, R., & ESMAEILI, H. R. (2019). First documentation of an uncommon goby genus and species, Palutrus scapulopunctatus (de Beaufort, 1912) from the Persian Gulf (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 6(3), 143–149.


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