Barbulifer enigmaticus Joyeux, van Tassell & Macieira, 2009
Goateed goby
Barbulifer enigmaticus
photo by Macieira, R.M.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean: Brazil: Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo (Ref. 80455).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal soft rays: 10-11; Vertebrae: 27. No scale anywhere on body; no basicaudal scales. A single short barbel on each side of head between the eye and upper jaw, directly below anterior nostril. A single median pair of short barbels on chin. No median barbel on snout. Cephalic head pores B'FH' + M'O' in small individuals, B'FH' + M'NO' in adults. D1 VII, D2 13(12-13), A 11(10-11), P 19(18-20).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 04.03.09
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 12.04.11

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