Awaous grammepomus (Bleeker, 1849)
Scribbled goby
Awaous grammepomus
photo by Jayasinghe, A.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
 Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic, amphidromous
 Distribution:  Asia: Sri Lanka to New Guinea (Ref. 12693). Reported from Palau (Ref. 6371)
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Found in streams and rivers. Enters estuaries (Ref. 4833). Usually associated with streams having a gravel or sand substrates. Feeds mainly on filamentous algae and Diptera (Ref. 6028) and also small fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 12693). Not seen in market, but probably sold fresh (Ref. 12693).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.07.94
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14

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