Metadata

Lethops connectens

Hubbs 1926

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
GobiiformesGobioideiGobiidae

Synonyms

None.

Country

Eastern Pacific:m

Types

Holotype: UMMZ 63281

Paratypes: UMMZ 63282 (2)

Distribution

Type locality: Carmel Bay, California, USA. Eastern Pacifi, central California to northern Baja California

Monterey Bay area (Kukowski 1972 Table 1)

 

Systematics

Agorreta et al. (2013) found that Lethops connectens was sister species to a group containing Clevelandia ios, Eucyclogobius newberryi and Lepidogobius lepidus, and that Typhlogobius californiensis was sister to a group of these four. These specie are all in the Acanthogobius lineage of Agorreta et al. (2013).

Conservation Status

MG [NE]

Key References

Hubbs, C.L. Journal Article 1926 Notes on the gobioid fishes of California, with descriptions of two new genera
Kukowski, G.E. Report 1972 A checklist of the fishes of the Monterey Bay area including Elkhorn Slough, the San Lorenzo, Pajaro and Salinas Rivers
Agorreta, A., San Mauro, D., Schliewen, U., Van Tassell, J.L., Kovacic, M., Zardoy, R. and Rüber, L. Journal Article 2013 Molecular phylogenetics of Gobioidei and phylogenetic placement of European gobies
Ellingson, R.A., Swift, C.C., Findley, L.T. and Jacobs, D.K. Journal Article 2014 Convergent evolution of ecomorphological adaptations in geographically isolated Bay gobies (Teleostei: Gobionellidae) of the temperate North Pacific