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Free Content A Gobiid Fish and a Palaemonid Shrimp Living on an Antipatharian Sea Whip in the Tropical Pacific

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The gobioid fish, Cottogobius yongei n. sp., and the palaemonid shrimp, Pontonides unciger Calman, were observed living on an antipatharian sea whip, Cirrhipathes, in Darvel Bay, Borneo, and in the Hawaiian Islands. The sea whip may act as a pathway to a midwater environment for benthic organisms. The goby is described as a new species, based chiefly on its high scale-row count, unmodified pectoral-fin rays, and absence of rows of sensory papillae on the head. No specific differentiation was found between the Bornean and Hawaiian populations.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1968

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