Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits coastal reef slopes, usually on hard corals to about 30 meters depth. Sometimes found on the mantle of clams and eggs are usually laid on ascidians (Ref. 48637). Found on gorgonians.
  • Hoese, D.F. 1986 Gobiidae. p. 774-807. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2798)
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Sodwana Bay (South Africa); northern Indian Ocean and New Guinea.
  • Hoese, D.F. 1986 Gobiidae. p. 774-807. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2798)
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 9; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 8 - 9
  • Hoese, D.F. 1986 Gobiidae. p. 774-807. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2798)
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Size

Maximum size: 30 mm TL
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Max. size

3.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2798))
  • Hoese, D.F. 1986 Gobiidae. p. 774-807. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2798)
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Diagnostic Description

Characterized by semi-transparent body with pinkish hue; first dorsal fin with a dusky blotch; longitudinal scale series 17-20; predorsal scales extending forward to behind eyes, nape midline included; wide gill opening, reaching to below posterior edge of eye; depth of body at anus 5.5 in SL (Ref 90102).
  • Hoese, D.F. 1986 Gobiidae. p. 774-807. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2798)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 14 - 70 m (Ref. 2798)
  • Hoese, D.F. 1986 Gobiidae. p. 774-807. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2798)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 50 - 50
  Temperature range (°C): 22.041 - 22.041
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.066 - 2.066
  Salinity (PPS): 35.367 - 35.367
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.814 - 4.814
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.177 - 0.177
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.529 - 2.529
 
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Depth: 14 - 70m.
From 14 to 70 meters.

Habitat: demersal. Found on gorgonians.
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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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