A redescription of Stiphodon pulchellus (Herre, 1927) (Gobiidae: Sicydiinae)

Ken Maeda, Tetsuo Yoshino & Katsunori Tachihara
Stiphodon pulchellus (Herre, 1927) is redescribed based on 29 specimens collected in the Philippines. In addition, a neotype is designated using a specimen collected by Herre near the type locality (Dumaguete, Negros Oriental) and identified by him. Stiphodon olivaceus Watson & Kottelat, 1995 is considered to be a junior synonym of S. pulchellus. Despite being strikingly similar to Stiphodon imperiorientis, S. pulchellus can be distinguished by the size, number, and arrangement of black spots on...
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