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Description: Based on the transitional recruit, the body is somewhat long and narrow (although wider anteriorly than most goby larvae) with a large eye and a terminal mouth. Pectoral fins long, pelvic fins long and fused with an obvious pelvic frenum, caudal-fin procurrent rays 6-7 (6 spindly). Dorsal and anal-fin bases relatively short, caudal peduncle rapidly narrowing. Larval melanophores apparent on the transitional recruit include those at the jaw angle and a series along the ventral midline: a single one at the thorax, a row along the base of the anal-fin rays, and streaks along the caudal peduncle extending up to the procurrent caudal-fin rays.