Metadata

Glossogobius undescribed species

[Sparks and Chakrabarty 2012]

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
GobiiformesGobioideiGobiidae

Synonyms

None.

Country

Madagascar

Types

This species is undescribed so there are no types.

Distribution

Napolean Cave, 1 km from American campground, Ankarana National Park, northern Madagascar. Large, deep subterranean pool within Ankarana karst formation, Ankarana National Park, northern Madagascar (details from Sparks and Chakrabarty 2012).

Habitat

Not known.

Systematics

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

[NE]

This species, and its congener Glossogobius ankaranensis,  is found in Ecoregion 67 (Madagascar northwestern basins) of Thieme et al. (2005). This is an area of savana and dry forest rivers which is globally outstading faunistically with a conservation status of endangered and of Priority Class 1 (Sparks 2005).

Museum Holdings

AMNH 245685, 1 ex., Napolean Cave, 1 km from American campground, Ankarana National Park, northern Madagascar, Mad-29-2008, P. Chakrabarty and S.B. Holtz, 22 June 2008. AMNH 245686, 1 ex., data as for AMNH 245685. AMNH uncat., 1 ex., large, deep subterranean pool within Ankarana karst formation, Ankarana National Park, northern Madagascar, Mad 11-21, J.S. Sparks, R.C. Schelly, Z.H. Baldwin, and C.B. Braun, June 2011.

Key References

Thieme, M.L., Abell, R., Stiassny, M.L.J.,Skelton, P., Lehner, B., Teugels, G., Dinerstein, E., Kamdem-Toham, A., Burgess, B., and Olson, D. Book 2005 Freshwater ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar. A conservation assessment
Sparks, J.S. and Chakrabarty, P. Journal Article 2012 Revision of the endemic Malagasy cavefish genus Typhleotris (Teleostei: Gobiiformes: Milyeringidae) with discussion of its phylogenetic placement and description of a new species
Fricke, R.,Mahafina, J.J., Behivoke, F., Jaonalison, H. Leopold, M. and Ponton, D. Journal Article 2018 Annotated checklist of the fishes of Madagascar, southwestern Indian Ocean, with 158 new records
Wang, P., Zhao, C., Fan, S., Yan, L. and Qiu, L. Journal Article 2018 Characterization and phylogenetic analysis of the complete mitochondrial genome of Glossogobius giuris (Perciformes: Gobiidae).
Kuang, T., Tornabene, L., Lia, J., Jiang, J., Chakrabarty, P., Sparks, J.S., Naylor, G.J.P. and Lia, C. Journal Article 2018 Phylogenomic analysis on the exceptionally diverse fish clade Gobioidei (Actinopterygii: Gobiiformes) and data-filtering based on molecular clocklikeness