Overview

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Biology

Lives on certain branching coral forms of fire coral (Millepora spp.) and on other massive corals ones (e.g. like Porites cylindrica, P. lutea) in shallow lagoons at depths of 1 to 10 m.
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Chagos Islands, Philippines, Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, and Samoa; Mariana, eastern Caroline and Marshall Islands in Micronesia.
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Aden, Chagos Archipelago east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7 - 9; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 7 - 9
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Size

Maximum size: 23 mm ---
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Max. size

2.3 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334))
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene 1990 Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
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Diagnostic Description

Characterized by semi-transparent head and body with white internal pigment over brain; upper surface of vertebral column white internal white stripe; ventral half of body with six faint reddish internal bars; lower half of body obscured by reddish brown to violet brown or purple streak and ending at caudal fin base; presence of brown saddles along back; all pectoral rays usually unbranched; longitudinal scale series 34-49; broad and disc-like pelvic fins, reaching to anus or beyond; opening of gill usually reaching to below rear edge of eye (Ref 90102).
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Type Information

Holotype for Chaenogobius erythrops Jordan & Seale
Catalog Number: USNM 51781
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): D. Jordan & V. Kellogg
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: American Samoa: Tutuila Island, Pago Pago, Tutuila, American Samoa, Samoa Islands, Pacific
  • Holotype: Jordan, D. S. & Seale, A. 1906. Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Fisheries. 25 (for 1905): 404, pl. XXXVII, fig. 3.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 10 m (Ref. 1602)
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Depth range based on 6 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 6 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 7.3 - 35
  Temperature range (°C): 28.212 - 28.897
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.059 - 0.834
  Salinity (PPS): 33.797 - 34.644
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.441 - 4.578
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.079 - 0.235
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.094 - 1.596

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 7.3 - 35

Temperature range (°C): 28.212 - 28.897

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.059 - 0.834

Salinity (PPS): 33.797 - 34.644

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.441 - 4.578

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.079 - 0.235

Silicate (umol/l): 1.094 - 1.596
 
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Depth: 1 - 10m.
From 1 to 10 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Lives on certain branching coral forms of fire coral (Millepora spp.) and on other massive corals ones (e.g. like Porites cylindrica, P. lutea) in shallow lagoons at depths of 1 to 10 m.
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Bryaninops erythrops

Bryaninops erythrops, known commonly as the Translucent Coral Goby or Erythrops goby , is a species of marine fish in the family Gobiidae.

The Translucent Coral Goby is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific area, including the Red Sea.[1]

This fish is a small size that can reach a maximum size of 2.3 cm length.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://eol.org/pages/212268/details#distribution
  2. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/7204
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