Newly discovered fish species: the Polkadot Dwarfgoby

Oceanic discoveries of new species continue at pace, with a new species added to the 34,000 previously described: the Polkadot Dwarfgoby (Eviota maculosa). The new species occurs in New Guinea, Indonesia, and Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia, and is distinguished by unique fin patterns, distinctive genetics, and multiple rows of trident-like teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. The formal description by David Greenfield of the California Academy of Sciences, SAFS professor Luke Tornabene, SAFS PhD student Marta Gómez-Buckley, and Mark Erdmann of Conservation International, was published in the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation.

M.V. Erdmann
Polkadot dwarfgoby from Teluk Saleh, Sumbawa, Indonesia
L. Tornabene
Distinctive three-pointed (tricuspid) teeth in the lower jaw of the Polkadot Dwarfgoby.
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