Morphology and DNA barcode confirm three new records of gobies (Gobiiformes: Gobiidae) from Bangladesh

Md Jayedul ISLAM, Tania SIDDIQUEKI, Amit Kumer NEOGI, Md. Yeamin HOSSAIN, Michael HAMMER, Kazi AHSAN HABIB

Abstract

This paper deals with three new distributional records of gobies viz. Amblyeleotris downingi Randall, 1994, Psammogobius biocellatus (Valenciennes, 1837), and Valenciennea muralis (Valenciennes, 1837) from Bangladeshi waters in the northernmost part of the Bay of Bengal. The examined specimens are identified and described by morphomeristic characteristics in addition to DNA barcoding based on mitochondrial COI gene. The COI barcode sequence of Amblyeleotris downingi is submitted for the first time in the GenBank. In addition, an updated checklist of gobies of the country is also compiled in this paper.

Keywords

First record, Gobiid fish, Saint Martin’s Island, Sonadia Island.

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