Memoirs of Museum Victoria

Description of two new species of shore-eels (Gobiesocidae: Cheilobranchinae: Alabes) from south-eastern Australia and Norfolk Island

Barry Hutchins

63(1): 25–28 (2006)

Abstract: Two new species of Alabes are reported, one from Tasmania and the other from Norfolk Island. The first is similar in general appearance to A. parvula, but is considerably smaller in size (to 39 mm SL) and inhabits waters of much greater depth (160–348 m). The Norfolk Island species has a uniquely enlarged buccal region and is possibly endemic to this island.

Keywords: Alabes, Cheilobranchinae, Tasmania and Norfolk Island, Australia

Citation: Hutchins, B., 2006. Description of two new species of shore-eels (Gobiesocidae: Cheilobranchinae: Alabes) from south-eastern Australia and Norfolk Island. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 63: 25-28. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2006.63.5

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