Genus Grallenia


Summary:
Tiny gobies found on flat, fine, clean sandy bottoms adjacent to reefs. 
The genus Grallenia is named for Gerald R. Allen, in honour of his great contribution to our knowledge of the diversity of coral-reef fishes. 

Key to the Australian species of Grallenia (modified from Allen & Hammer 2018) 

1a. Body scales mostly restricted to caudal peduncle ........................................................................... Grallenia larsonae 
1b. Body scales extending forward to just behind pectoral-fin base .................................................................................. 2 

2a. Anterior body behind pectoral-fin base with longitudinal row of 3–5 scales; pectoral-fin rays mostly branched ................................................................................................................................................................................... G. solomonensis 
2b. Anterior body behind pectoral-fin base without scales; pectoral-fin rays mostly unbranched …....… G. lauensis

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Grallenia in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Feb 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/602

References


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2017. Description of five new species of marine gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae) of the genus Grallenia from the tropical western Pacific Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 27: 20–47. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.842879 Open access

Allen, G.R. & Hammer, M.P. 2018. Grallenia larsonae, a new species of sandgoby (Pisces: Gobiidae) from northern Australia. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 31: 87-96. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1492882, Open access

Shibukawa, K. & Iwata, A. 2007. Grallenia, a new goby genus from the western Pacific, with descriptions of two new species (Perciformes: Gobiidae: Gobiinae). Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science, Series A, Supplement 1: 123–136. See ref online, open access