A new gobiid fish has been collected from Ryukyu Archipelagos of Japan. This species is described herein as a new species, Luciogobius ryukyuensis sp. nov. It is characterized by the following unique combination of features: (1) second dorsal fin rays: I/11 and anal fin rays I/11; (2) pectoral fin rays 16 and with one upper, very short free soft ray; (3) vertebral count 37; and (4) specific coloration: head and body with many rounded light creamy white spots above creamy yellow to yellowish brown background. A diagnostic key to all nominal species of Luciogobius from West Pacific are provided herein.
Chen, I-Shiung; Suzuki, Toshiyuki; and Senou, Hiroshi
"A NEW SPECIES OF GOBIID FISH,LUCIOGOBIUS FROM RYUKYUS, JAPAN(TELEOSTEI: GOBIIDAE),"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 16:
4, Article 2.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol16/iss4/2