Cryptic species of the gobioid paedomorphic genus Schindleria from Palau, Western Pacific Ocean

Abstract

The extremely paedomorphic fish Schindleria (Gobioidei, Schindleriidae) is widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, inhabiting coral reef lagoons. At least 21 cryptic species (Schindleria spp. 1–21) have been discovered around the Ryukyu and Ogasawara Islands. As a first step in extending the survey areas to the entire Indo-Pacific Ocean, the present… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10228-010-0178-y

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