Graham's gudgeon

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Graham's gudgeon
Grahamichthys radiata (Grahams gudgeon).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Thalasseleotrididae
Genus: Grahamichthys
Whitley, 1956[1]
Species:
G. radiata
Binomial name
Grahamichthys radiata
(Valenciennes, 1837)
Synonyms[2]

Eleotris radiata Valenciennes 1837

Graham's gudgeon, Grahamichthys radiata, is a species of goby of the family Thalasseleotrididae, the only member of the genus Grahamichthys. This species is found in rock pools and in the neritic zone, to 50 metres (160 ft) in depth, where sand or mud is lies around and partially buries rocks, shells, or other objects.[2] It is unusual for a goby, in that it lives in loose schools.[3] The generic name is a compound formed from the surname Graham in honour of David H. Graham who wrote A Treasury of New Zealand Fishes which was published in 1953 and therefore is an allusion to this taxon being endemic to New Zealand and the Greek ichthys meaning "fish".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Grahamichthys". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Grahamichthys radiata" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  3. ^ Helen K. Larson (2011). "Introduction". In Patzner, R.; J.L. Van Tassell; M. Kovacic (eds.). The Biology of Gobies. Verlag Science Publishers. ISBN 1-57808-436-9.
  4. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (26 July 2017). "Order GOBIIFORMES: Families RHYACICHTHYIDAE, ODONTOBUTIDAE, MILYERINGIDAE, ELEOTRIDAE, BUTIDAE and THALASSELEOTRIDIDAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 28 July 2018.