Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Island Goby Lythrypnus nesiotes

Photo: Jeffrey T. Williams

Classification

Gobiidae [family]
Lythrypnus [genus] (6)
nesiotes [species]

Classification

Gobiidae [family]
Lythrypnus [genus] (6)
nesiotes [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Saba Bank
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Bonaire
  • Indigenous (1) - Curaçao
  • Indigenous (1) - Saba
  • Indigenous (1) - Saba Bank
  • Notes on presence status Originally, when there was only a single name for an entire species complex, the name was applied to all populations of that group. Since then, those species complexes were divided up and new names for regional populations were described. But older museum records and older publications would still have the old name. Lythrypus mowbrayi was described from Bermuda, and then used for all barred Lythrypnus in the Caribbean. But since then, the regional populations have been described and L. mowbrayi appeared to be L. nesiotes (Benjamin Victor, pers. comm).

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