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Revista de Biología Tropical

On-line version ISSN 0034-7744Print version ISSN 0034-7744

Rev. biol. trop vol.53 n.1-2 San José Jun. 2005


The First record of the naked gobi Gobiosoma bosc (Pisces: Gobiidae) from the north coast of South America

Oscar M. Lasso-Alcalá, Carlos Lasso A. & Michael L. Smith

1 Museo de Historia Natural La Salle (MHNLS), Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales, Apartado Postal 1930, Caracas 1010-A, Venezuela; and

2 Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International 1919 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA;

During the AquaRAP expedition (Conservation International –ConocoPhillips Venezuela) to the Gulf of Paria and the Orinoco Delta (Venezuela) (December 2002), a specimen of this brackish gobi (31.5 mm SL), was collected (31.5 mm SL) in Caño Pedernales of the Orinoco Delta (9º 51’ 25" N, 62º 10’ 42" W). This record extends considerably its distribution, from Massachussets to Florida including the Gulf of Mexico, and the eastern coast of Vnezuela. (Catalogue: MHNLS 15472). Ref.: J. Bohlke & C. Robins. 1968. Western Atlantic seven-spined Gobies, with descriptions of ten new species and a new genus and comments on Pacific relatives. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila. 120(3):45-174.

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