Dutch Caribbean Species Register

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

Lythrypnus mowbrayi

Classification

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

Classification

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

Presence

Recorded on Curaçao
Presence status Incorrectly reported (3b)
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 is now just the endemic in Bermuda. What was described as L. mowbrayi is in fact L. nesiotes (Benjamin Victor, pers. comm).

Publications

  • Pers. comm. Benjamin Victor.
  • Metzelaar, J. 1919. Over Tropische Atlantische vissen. 314. A.H.Kruyt Uitgever, Amsterdam.
  • Metzelaar, J. 1922. On a collection of marine fishes from the lesser Antilles. Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde 22(1): 133-141.
  • Nagelkerken, W.P. 1974. On the occurrence of fishes in relation to corals in Curaçao. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 45: 118-141. [link]