Gobiodon winterbottomi Suzuki, Yanao & Senou, 2012
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.77 cm SL (male/unsexed); 3.29 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 5 - 8 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan (Ryukyu Is.).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9; Vertebrae: 26-26. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: jaw teeth subequal in shape and size; no postsymphysial canine teeth; no interopercle-isthmus groove; narrow gill opening; no elongated dorsal-fin spines; large second dorsal, anal and pelvic fins: second dorsal and anal fins reaching posteriorly to or beyond middle of caudal-fin base when appressed; pelvic fins reaching posteriorly to middle to posterior half of genital papilla; pectoral-fin rays 15 or 16; head, body and fins gray, no stripes or other markings when fresh or alive (Ref. 91086).
Biology:  Inhabits coral reef slopes where individuals only live as commensals on the plate-shaped coral, Echinopora lamellosa (Ref. 91086)..
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 30.09.15

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