Metadata

Caecogobius cryptophthalmus

Berti and Ercolini 1991

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
GobiiformesGobioideiGobiidae

Synonyms

None.

Country

Philippines

Types

Holotype: MSNVR 1262 76.5mm TL, 61.0mm SL. Paratypes: MSNVR 1262a 57.5mm SL, MSNVR 1262b female 42.5mm SL, ZSM 27189 58.5mm SL.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: the Calbiga Cave System, Samar Island, Philippines (12o00’N, 125o00’E).

Habitat

No published details.

Systematics

The systematic position of this species have not been established. It appears close to both Glossogobius and Mugilogobius but more material is required for a thorough analysis (Berti and Ercolini 1991).

Conservation Status

MG TLO [NE]

Since this species is known from only one site it is at least VU D2.

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Rossi, G., Dal Cin, F., DeVivo, A. and Mouret, C. Journal Article 1987 SAMAR 87. Prima speleologica nel piu grande Carso della Filippine
Berti, R. and Ercolini, A. Journal Article 1991 Caecogobius cryptophthalmus n. gen. n. sp. (Gobiidae: Gobiinae), the first stygobic fish from Philippines