The Red-fin Goby, <em>Evorthodus minutus</em> Meek & Hildebrand, 1928: a new record from Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Archipelago
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The Red-fin Goby, Evorthodus minutus Meek & Hildebrand, 1928: a new record from Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Archipelago
expand article infoOmar Valencia-Méndez, Dave Catania§, Andrés López-Pérez|
‡ Doctorado en Ciencias Biológicas y de la Salud, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, San Rafael Atlixco #186, Vicentina, 09340 Ciudad de México, Mexico, Mexico§ Department of 5 Ichthyology, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, 94118 San Francisco, California, California, United States of America| Departamento de Hidrobiología, División CBS, UAM-Iztapalapa. Av. San Rafael Atlixco 186, Col. Vicentina, 09340, AP 55-535, DF, México., Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Abstract

The Red-fin Goby, Evorthodus minutus Meek & Hildebrand, 1928, is a coastal brackish species which is commonly distributed from Sinaloa, Mexico to Guayaquil, Ecuador and particularly abundant in mangroves of Central American eastern Pacific. We report a new record of E. minutus collected from the Santa Cruz Island, part of the Galapagos Archipelago. This new record represents a range extension and is allows for a relevant discussion about colonization pathways in the equatorial eastern Pacific of a brackish-water species.

Keywords
Tropical Eastern Pacific, brackish gobies, oceanic island, fish collections, biodiversity