Gobiosoma alfiei

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Taxonavigation: Gobioidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Gobiaria
Ordo: Gobiiformes
Subordo: Gobioidei

Familia: Gobiidae
Subfamilia: Gobiinae
Genus: Gobiosoma
Species: Gobiosoma alfiei


Gobiosoma alfiei Joyeux & Macieira, 2015

Holotype: CIUFES 3114.

Paratypes: many.

Type locality: tidepool at Praia dos Castelhanos, Anchieta, Espírito Santo, Brazil, 20°50'S 40°37'W.

Etymology: name honors Alfredo Carvalho-Filho ─Alfie, as he calls himself, a self-made ichthyologist in his spare time, for his contribution to the advancement in the diversity and taxonomy of Brazilian marine fishes and his friendship.

Note: Species was formerly misidentified with Gobiosoma hemigymnum (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888) -- Joyeux et al., 2009; Gobiosoma spilotum (Ginsburg, 1939) -- Rocha et al., 1998; and Gobiosoma parri Ginsburg, 1933 -- Gomes, et al., 2014.


  • Gomes, E. A. P., Campos, P. N. & Bonecker, A. C., 2014: Occurrence of Gobiidae larvae in a tropical Brazilian estuary, with particular emphasis on the use of size classes to categorize species guilds. Journal of Fish Biology 84 (4), 996–1013. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12340

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Alfie’s Goby
português: Amboré do Alfie