Abu El-Regal M., Kon T. 2019. First record of the Schindler’s fish, Schindleria praematura (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Gobioidei: Schindleriidae), from the Red Sea. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 49 (1): 75–78.
The paedomorphic gobioids of the family Schindleriidae, collectively known as infantfishes, live in shallow waters of the Indo-West Pacific. The extremely paedomorphic genus Schindleria is a taxon representing fishes of very small dimensions. Eight specimens of male and female Schindleria praematura (Schindler, 1930) were collected by a light trap in September 2015, from a reef lagoon in Magawish Island in Hurghada on the Egyptian coast of the northern Red Sea. This is the first record of the species in the Red Sea and adds to the high number of species of the family Schindleriidae in the area.
Schindleria praematura, Red Sea, first record, paedomorphic fish, distribution