Thorogobius

Sauberer, Michael, Iwamoto, Tomio & Ahnelt, Harald, 2018, Two new deep-water species of the genus Thorogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the upper continental slope of the Eastern Central Atlantic, Zootaxa 4429 (2), pp. 357-371: 359-360

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4429.2.10

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:76CA2428-630A-49DA-A97E-907FA4C643D4

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CF87E2-B836-FFF3-FF11-F96FB0C5B9E1

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Plazi

scientific name

Thorogobius
status

 

Key to species of Thorogobius 

1a Nape and predorsal area completely or only laterally scaled.................................................... 2

1b Nape and predorsal area naked........................................................................... 3

2a Nape and predorsal area completely scaled and two dark patches at the bases of both dorsal fins; eastern Atlantic from Senegal to Angola.......................................................................... Thorogobius angolensis 

2b Predorsal area scaled at sides, otherwise naked and no dark patches at the bases of both dorsal fins; eastern Atlantic from São Tomé and Príncipe to Angola.................................................... Thorogobius laureatus  nov. sp.

3a Scales in transversal series ≥ 11 and brown blotches present all over the body................... Thorogobius ephippiatus 

3b Scales in transversal series ≤ 10 and no brown blotches all over the body.......................................... 4

4a Pectoral fin rays ≥ 19, no pale brown spots and blotches on the body and head; spots, if present, pale fawn and only on nape and predorsal area; eastern Atlantic from Ghana, Equatorial Guinea (Gulf of Guinea) and Angola...................... 5

4b Pectoral fin rays ≤ 18, pale brown spots and blotches all over the body and head; endemic to the Mediterranean Sea......................................................................................... Thorogobius macrolepis 

5a Scales in longitudinal series ≥ 30 and no blotches or spots on body and head; distinct dark vertical stripes on caudal fin; Equatorial Guinea (Gulf of Guinea) and southern Angola; head neuromast rows tr and trp absent........... Thorogobius rofeni 

5b Scales in longitudinal series ≤ 29 and pale fawn spots irregularly scattered over nape and predorsal area; no vertical stripes on caudal fin; eastern Atlantic from Ghana and Angola; head neuromast rows tr and trp present...................................................................................................... Thorogobius alvheimi  nov. sp.