New data on freshwater fish of New Caledonia

TitreNew data on freshwater fish of New Caledonia
Type de publicationBook Chapter
Year of Publication2014
AuteursKeith, P, Lord, C, Taillebois, L, Feutry, P
Book Titlein Guilbert É., Robillard T., Jourdan H., & Grandcolas P.(eds), Zoologia Neocaledonica 8. Biodiversity studies in New Caledonia.
EditionMémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
Series Volume206
PublisherMuséum national d’Histoire naturelle

Since 1861, freshwater fishes have been studied at different periods in New Caledonia. The first list was published in 1915, but the
major inventories were done between 1998 and 2003. These inventories allowed the discovery of many new species and the publication,
in 2003, of the Atlas of Freshwater fish and crustaceans of New Caledonia, which listed 64 freshwater fish species. Between 2004
and 2010, additional specific surveys were conducted by the MNHN and 9 species were added. Among them, 3 were new for science.
Gobiidae family represents 30% of the freshwater fishes of New Caledonia. This high percentage is explained by their particular life
cycle adapted to insular systems.