A new species of long dorsal-fin Schindleria (Teleostei: Gobiiformes: Gobiidae) from Rapa Nui (Chile)

Vanessa Robitzch, Mauricio Landaeta, Harald Ahnelt (Corresponding author)

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– We describe a new species of the progenetic gobiid fish genus Schindleria from Rapa Nui (Easter island, chile). Schindleria squirei n. sp. belongs to the long dorsal-fin type (LDF) of Schindleria. the new species is characterized by an in vivo translucent, elongate and slender body; a dorsal fin longer than the anal fin (predorsal-fin length 60.2% in SL vs. preanal-fin length 70.4% in SL); a short tail (29.8% in SL); a short (10.9% in SL) and massive head (48.7% width in head length) with a convex dorsal profile; a long and relative narrow pectoral-radial plate (52.4% width of pectoral-radial plate length); 20-21 dorsal-fin rays; 12 anal-fin rays; first anal-fin ray situated opposite the dorsal-fin ray 9-10; teeth on both jaws tiny, conical, densely set; a straight, thin, rod-like maxilla, posteriorly flattened, and with a plate-like expansion; a lower jaw which forms a wide arch with a truncated, at the symphysis somewhat dented, margin and only slightly exceeding the upper jaw; black eyes; a dorsally pigmented swim-bladder; and no other external pigmentation on its body, in preserved specimens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-44
Number of pages10
JournalCybium: revue internationale d'ichtyologie
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2024

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 106054 Zoology
  • 106043 Systematic zoology


  • Coral reef fishes easter island Gobiidae Paedomorphism Schindleria squirei n. sp

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