Metadata

Bostrychus microphthalmus

Hoese and Kottelat 2005

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
GobiiformesGobioideiButidae

Synonyms

None.

Country

Indonesia

Types

Holotype: MZB 5942 67mm SL. Paratypes: AMS I.43460-001 46-71mm SL, CMK 7241 64-75mm SL, MNHN 2004-3089 41mm SL, MZB 5943 26mm SL.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: Gua Tanette, Kapang, Sulawesi Selatan, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Systematics

Miesen et al. (2016) record that the genus is poorly defined and poorly known.

Kuang et al. (2018) used molecular markers to study the internal structure of the Suborder Gobioidei which contains within it eleven Families. They demonstrated that Milyeringidae is sister Family to a group of four  Families: Oxudercidae+Gobiidae+Butidae+ Eleotridae and is only disttantly related to four others: Odontobutidae, Rhyacichthyidae, Apogonidae and Kurtidae (samples from Thalasseleotridae and Trichonotidae were not availabe for analysis).

Conservation Status

TLO [NE]

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Hoese, D. and Kottelat, M. Journal Article 2005 Bostrychus microphthalmus, a new microphthalmic cavefish from Sulawesi (Teleostei: Gobiidae)
Miesen, FW, Droppelmann, F, Hüllen, S, Hadiaty, RK and Herder, F Journal Article 2016 An annotated checklist of the inland fishes of Sulawesi