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NameLachner, E.A. & J.F. McKinney (1978). A revision of the Indo-Pacific fish genus Gobiopsis with descriptions of four new species (Pisces: Gobiidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 262: 52pp.
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AbstractThe genus Gobiopsis Steindachner comprises ten species, four of which are described as new. Five monotypic genera are placed in synonymy of Gobiopsis, namely Pogonogobius H.M. Smith, Pipidonia H.M. Smith, Herreogobius Kaumans, Barbatogobius Kaumans, and Abranches J.L.B. Smith. Salient characters of the genus include the following: a broad, depressed head with pug-nosed snout; head with barbels in particular positions; cutaneous papillae and cephalic sensory pore and canal systems interrelated; sensory pores large, some on tubes, slit-like and hooded; a fleshy mid-cheek fold; and a dark sickle-shaped mark at the base of the pectoral fin. The genus is distributed along the tropical continental slopes of Africa, Asia, Australia and major islands of the East Indies and Philippines; it has not been found in the Red Sea, the insular Indian Ocean areas, nor Oceania.
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbranches Smith, 1947 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGobiopsis Steindachner, 1860 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBarbatogobius Koumans, 1941 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGobiopsis Steindachner, 1860 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGobiopsis Steindachner, 1860 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGobiopsis angustifrons Lachner & McKinney, 1978 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGobiopsis aporia Lachner & McKinney, 1978 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGobiopsis canalis Lachner & McKinney, 1978 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGobiopsis pinto (Smith, 1947) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGobiopsis woodsi Lachner & McKinney, 1978 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerreogobius Koumans, 1940 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGobiopsis Steindachner, 1860 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPipidonia Smith, 1931 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGobiopsis Steindachner, 1860 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPogonogobius Smith, 1931 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGobiopsis Steindachner, 1860 (basis of record)
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Mozambique for Abranches pinto Smith, 1947
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