DESCRIPTION OF THREE NEW SPECIES OF GOBIESOCID FISHES FROM SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA, WITH A KEY TO THE SPECIES OF COCHLEOCEPS

WA Museum Records and Supplements | Updated 7 years ago

Abstract: Three new speeies of c1ingfishes are deseribed: Cochleoceps viridis from Western Australia. C. bicolor from Victoria, South Australia, and Western Australia, and C.orientalis from New South Wales. Cochleoceps viridis closely resembles C. spatula (Gunther), from South Australia and Western Australia, differing mainly in the shape of the snout and dentition. Although the other two new species are similar in appearance to each other, they can easily be distinguished by differences in colouration and snout shape. Both can be separated from C. bassensis Hutchins on the basis of differences in colouration, maximum size, and head shape.

Author(s) HUTCHINS, BARRY J. : Part 3
Page Number
655