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Comprehensive Description

Biology

An intertidal and amphibious air-breather (Ref. 31184) found in brackish mangrove and nipa palm areas (Ref. 7050). Actively shuttling back and forth between rock pools and air (Ref. 31184).
  • Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo 1993 Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
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Distribution

Eastern Indian Ocean: eastern India to Indonesia.
  • Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo 1993 Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Color

Background coloration pale or dark gray; head and trunk with multitudinous orange spots, orange spots also ventrally on the gill cover, prepelvic area, and chin; on trunk, orange spots from pectoral-fin base to caudal peduncle; background duskier in males than in females; first and second dorsal-fin spines in males bright orange, only first spine is orange in females; in both males and females, posteriormost four spines orange for three quarters of length, then black for distal one quarter; interspinous membranes basally orange; distal area of interspinous membrane of spines III-VII black with white margin; distal area of interspinus membrane of spines I-III dusky; distal margin of second dorsal fin red with a black stripe in middle of in; most of caudal fin dusky, distal portion pale; anal fin transparent; interradial membrane of pectoral fin dusky, rays transparent; pelvic fins white.

  • Murdy, E.O. 1989. A taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the oxudercine gobies (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae). Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 11, 93 pp.
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Size

Maximum size: 129 mm SL
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Max. size

12.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050))
  • Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo 1993 Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
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Diagnostic Description

Distinguished by the following: joint ventral fins; ventral fins situated directly behind pectoral fins; pelvis connected with shoulder girdle (Ref. 92840); pelvic fins totally united into a roundeddisk; Dl tall, its margin straight, no stripes or spots on fin, first two spines elongate in males, only first spine elongate in females, first spine in males relatively longer than first spine in females; D2 with dusky stripe mesially; dorsal fins not connected by membrane; Dl with 7-10 spines; longitudinal scale count 64-77; head width 12.6-2l.8% SL; pelvic fin length 12.4-16.8% SL; length of anal fin base 16.7-20.6% SL; length of D2 base 16.3-24.3% SL; total D2 elements 12-13; total anal fin elements 11-13; TRDB 15-19 (Ref. 5218).
  • Patzner, R.A., J.L. Van Tassell, M. Kova?i? and B.G. Kapoor 2011 The biology of gobies. Enfield, NH : Science Publishers ; Boca Raton, FL : DIstributed by CRC Press, 685 p. (Ref. 92840)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; brackish; marine
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 1

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.5 - 1
 
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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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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
  • Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran 1991 Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)
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