Abstract

Aioliops is a new genus of ptereleotrine fish that is found on coral reefs from Australia to Indonesia and as far north as the Philippines. Four species compose the genus and all are described as new: A. brachypterus, A. megastigma, A. novaeguineae and A. tetrophthalmus. These species are readily identifiable by a dark stripe along the dorsolateral surface of the body and a large dark spot on the caudal fin. Osteology of the new genus along with morphology and colour variations of the species are described, and the relationship of Aioliops to allied genera is discussed.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Rennis and Hoese, 1987, Rec. Aust. Mus. 39(1): 67–84
Author
D. S. Rennis; Douglass F. Hoese
Year
1987
Title
Aioliops, a new genus of Ptereleotrine fish (Pisces: Gobioidei) from the tropical Indo-Pacific with descriptions of four new species
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
39
Issue
1
Start Page
67
End Page
84
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.39.1987.165
Language
English
Date Published
05 May 1987
Cover Date
05 May 1987
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
FISHES; TAXONOMY
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23 January 2009
Available Online
27 February 2009
Reference Number
165
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