calumia

Two new species of Calumia (Teleostei: Eleotridae) from West Papua, Indonesia

calumia

Gerald R. Allen, Ph.D dan Mark V. Erdmann, Ph.D (keduanya adalah konsultan senior pada Conservation International) berhasil mendeskripsikan dua spesies baru ikan dari genus Calumia, yaitu Calumia eilperinae n. sp. & Calumia papuensis n. sp.(famili: Elesotridae) dari perairan Teluk Cenderawasih, Papua Barat. Kedua spesies ini ditemukan pada perairan terumbu karang di kedalaman 5-12 m.

Temuan ini telah dipublikasi pada Aqua International Journal of Ichthyology, Volume 16, Issue 2 – 20 April 2010.

Two new species of Calumia (Teleostei: Eleotridae) from West Papua, Indonesia
Gerald R. Allen and Mark V. Erdmann

Abstract

Two new species of reef-dwelling eleotrids are described from Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia. Calumia eilperinae n. sp. is described from two specimens, 20.7-22.1 mm SL. It differs from the three other members of the genus in having a distinctive pattern of light and gray bands on the dorsal, anal and caudal fins, 13 pectoral rays and a unique short, rounded second dorsal fin. The upper jaw extends posteriorly to below the anterior half of the pupil and is intermediate to other Calumia with respect to this feature. Calumia papuensis n. sp. is described on the basis of 13 specimens, 18.4-30.7 mm SL. It is superficially similar to C. profunda, but has a more slender caudal peduncle (depth 3.0-3.7 vs. 2.4-2.9 in SL), longer filamentous extensions on the second dorsal and anal fins (often reaching middle of caudal fin), modally more predorsal scales (mean 9.31 vs. 7.8) and more gray bars on the side of the body (nine vs.6-7). Both new species were collected together in 5-12 m depth on a sheltered, near-shore coral reef.

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